Wonderful World of Trees

24–25 October

Course Cost: £140

Venue: The GreenWood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR


This course investigates the structure and mechanisms of trees and how they interact within the woodland environment. The course and information is delivered in a format that is accessible to a wide audience with plenty of visual and practical examples to support the theory.




You will Learn:

Day 1

  • Tree Seeds –  structure and germination
  • Stems, Leaves and Roots
  • Woody Tissue and Bark
  • Old Age – tree maturity, crown recession and death.

Day 2

  • Responding to the Environment – Drought and Wind
  • How Trees Communicate – their close associations and strategies for survival and longevity
  • Effects of Management – pruning and coppicing
  • Ecosystem Services – Quantity of Co2 absorbed, nitrogen and water cycles.

A course useful to anyone who is interested in the way trees are Named, Reproduce, Develop, Communicate and Live together.

The course is taught by Bob Watson, author and former Head of Forestry at Newton Rigg.


BOOKING OPTIONS: Contact the Office 01952 432769 or email office@smallwoods.org.uk 

* Due to Covid-19 we will not be taking any payments until we can be sure that the course will be able to run. Bookings will still be taken as usual and payment  will be requested closer to the  course date when we can confirm the course is running


FURTHER INFORMATION: Contact Richard Thomason 01952 432769/07964 934556 richardthomason@smallwoods.org.uk

Special offer for our members: 20% off all course fees! Please contact the Office on the details above to get your discount.



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