Wonderful World of Trees Pt.2

1–2 January

Strategies for Survival

A Course delivered over two weekends taking a close Look at Tree Growth, Development and Structure, how Trees Function, how they Communicate, their Close Associations and their Strategies for Survival and Longevity. The Course covers the Story of Tre Development from Germination, Growth, Maturity, Over-Maturity and Senescence. It covers Flowers to Fruits and Seeds, Seed Structure and Germination, Seedlings, Tissue Patterns, Growth and Development, Associations with one another, Associations with other organisms and ultimately Crown Recession and Death. A Course useful to anyone who is interested in the way trees are Named, Reproduce, Develop, Communicate and Live together.

WEEKEND TWO, COURSE PROGRAMME 2018

Weekend Two                                                                                                          Day 1. Aspects of Tree Identification and Tree Naming, Soils: The Environment of Tree Roots; The Derivation, Formation and Structure of Soils and their part in Plant Nutrition.                                                                                                                                    Day 2. Plant and Tree Strategies for Survival. Features of Senescent and Ancient Trees. The Associated Organisms of Trees (including Insects, Plant Parasites, Fungi and Lichens).

Day 1: 2018 – Morning Session (9.30am -1.00pm)

9.30am – 10.00am – Introduction to the course and the concepts to be covered.  

10.00am – 11.30am – Aspects of Tree Identification and Tree Naming. Soils: The Environment of Tree Roots; The Derivation, Formation and Structure of Soils.

11.30am – 11.45am – Tea/Coffee Break

11.45am – 1.00pm – A reminder of Tree Anatomy (Stems, Roots and Leaves). Green Tissue Structure and the way Trees Interact with their Environment (Plant Physiology). Including: Root anatomy relevant to interaction with the soil.

Lunch Break – 1.00-2.00pm

Afternoon Session (2.00 – 5.00pm)                                                                  2.00pm – 3.15pm – Factors affecting Tree Establishment.                              Soils: The Derivation, Formation and Structure of Soil and its part in Plant Nutrition.                                                                                                                                                        3.15pm – 3.30pm – Tea/Coffee Break

3.30pm – 5.00pm –  Soils: The Derivation, Formation and Structure of Soils (continued).

Day 2: 2018 – Morning Session (9.30am -1.00pm)

9.30am – 11.30am – A Reminder of the configuration of Woody Tree Tissues, Bark Formation, Stresses and Sloughing. Tree Growth Phases.  The Features and Tissue patterns of Ancient Trees.

11.30am – 11.45am – Tea/coffee Break

11.45am – 1.00pm – The Features and Tissue patterns of Ancient Trees (continued).

Lunch Break- 1.00-2.00pm

Afternoon Session (2.00-5.00pm)

2.00 – 3.30pm – The Associated Organisms of Trees (including Insects, Plant Parasites, Fungi and Lichens).

3.30 – 3.45pm – Tea/Coffee Break

3.45 – 5.00pm – The associated Organisms of Trees (including Insects, Plant Parasites, Fungi and Lichens) Continued and Final Questions/Discussion.

BOOKING AND PAYMENT OPTIONS: Contact Judith Adams 01952 432769 or email judithadams@smallwoods.org.uk

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 Judith on the details above to get your discount.

 

Course cost: £ 120.00


 

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