Wonderful World of Trees Pt.1

27–28 October

Seeing the Trees for the Leaves

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 Tree 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 ONE, COURSE PROGRAMME 2018

Day 1. Tree Germination, Growth, Development, Structure and Strength: Aspects of Tree Identification and Tree Naming. Tree Flowers, Fruits and Seeds. Tree Seed Germination. Tissue Patterns. The interaction of Green Tree Tissues with the Environment. Tree Root-plate Architecture, Depth and Structural Strength.

Day 2. Tree Growth, Development and Structure continued. From Green to Woody tissues. Tree Growth Phases. Tree Strength and Structure influenced by Biological Health – Lateral Branch Unions, Girth Increment, Bark Patterns, Bark Sloughing. The Biological Effects of Tree Pruning and Coppicing. Plant and Tree Strategies for Survival.

Day One Programme:  2018 – Morning Session (10.00am -1.00pm)

9.30am – 10.15am – Introduction to the course and the concepts to be covered.  The Benefits and Importance of Trees.

10.15am – 11.30am – Aspects of Tree Identification and Tree Naming. Basic Flower Structure and Tree Flowers. Floral Architecture and Sexuality. Pollination, Fertilization and Fruit Formation.

11.30am – 11.45am – Tea/Coffee Break

11.45am – 1.00pm – Pollination, Fertilization and Fruit Formation (continued). Tree Seed Structure and Germination.

Lunch Break – 1.00-2.00pm

Afternoon Session 2 (2.00 – 5.00pm)

2.00pm – 3.15pm – The Green Tissues of Trees. The Anatomy of Stems, Roots and Leaves. Autumn Colour. Green Tissue Structure and its Relationship to the way Trees Interact with their Environment (Tree Physiology).

3.15pm – 3.30pm – Tea/Coffee break

3.30pm – 5.00pm –  Green Tissue Structure and the way Trees Interact with their Environment (Tree Physiology) – continued. Tree Tissue Structure and the Change from Green to Woody Tree Tissues.

Day 2: 2018 – Morning Session (10.00am -1.00pm)

9.30am – 11.30am – From Green to Woody Tree Tissues: Woody (Arboreal) Tissues continued– the Basic Patterns of Tree Stem and Root Tissues.

11.30am – 11.45am – Tea/coffee Break

11.45am – 1.00pm – Tree Growth Phases. Tree Strength and Structure influenced by Healthy Tree Development – Lateral Branch Unions, Girth Increment. Tree Bark Patterns. Tree Bark Formation, Stresses and Sloughing.

Lunch Break 1.00-2.00pm

Afternoon Session (2.00 – 5.00pm)

2.00 – 3.30pm – Tree Root-plate Architecture, Depth and Structural Strength.

3.30 – 3.45pm – Tea/Coffee Break

3.45 – 5.00pm – Tree Root-plate Architecture, Depth and Structural Strength (continued). The Biological Effects of Tree Pruning and Coppicing.

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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