Last chance to come to Winter tree identification workshops this weekend

Hi all,

Just a reminder that I’m running 4 workshops on an introduction to Winter
tree identification. Each workshop is the same so you only need to go to
one. They are from 10am – 2:30pm This Saturday and Sunday 3rd and 4th Feb,
and then the following Saturday and Sunday, 10th and 11th Feb. Please note
that 10th Feb is now full, but there are places on the other workshops.
Especially this Sunday 4th February. Please look below for all the
information.

Please email bedfordfieldsforestgarden(Replace this with the at sign)gmail.com or call 07922513704 to
book a place. Booking is essential. The workshops all run from 10:00 – 2:30
with food included.

Hope to see you there or somewhere fair,

Ben and the Bedfords Gnomes

Hello everyone, happy 2018!

I, Ben the Breakfaster, am running four workshops in February on Winter
tree identification at Bedford Fields Community Forest Garden in Woodhouse.
Each workshop is the same, so just pick one to come to if you want to book
on. Please email bedfordfieldsforestgarden(Replace this with the at sign)gmail.com or call 07922513704 to
book a place. Booking is essential. The workshops all run from 10:00 – 2:30
with food included. The dates are 3rd, 4th, 10th and 11th February. There
are spaces left on all days, but especially 3rd and 4th.

*Here’s all the info:*

*An introduction to winter tree identification: *

You will be given the tools to start identifying any tree in winter which
loses its leaves (deciduous). You will also learn about a few commonly
found evergreen trees. This course is focussed on learning how to observe
trees and gather information on them systematically to come to as accurate
identification as quickly as possible, rather than learning lots of
individual species. You will learn though how to identify the most basic
native trees – it is always good to have a few trees under your belt.

*Timetable 10:00 – 2:30*

Trees in winter introduction: bark, buds and catkins – You will learn the
basic parts of trees and those most important for identification. How to
use your senses to identify a tree.

Shape, size and structure: We will go for a wander and learn about how
trees grow and how form and branching can help us in identifying a tree.
We’ll start giving trees a hug too for purely identification purposes.

LUNCH – there will be lunch provided and a lunch break. YUM

Playing detective and being resourceful – how to look for important clues
to help you identify the tree. We’ll do a comparison exercise to practise
your detective skills.

Finish at 2:30pm

*Other details*

Cost is 15 – 30 pounds depending on income. This is a spectrum from
unemployed/concession to part-time to full-time employment. I will however
not turn anyone away so please get in touch if you can’t afford this.

You will leave with a small self-made booklet on pertinent tree
identification points and a bibliography.

Lunch and refreshments are provided but with no dietary requirements in
mind. Please specify in the email if you have a dietary requirement.

We will be outside for a few hours and it will almost definitely be very
cold so wrap up VERY well.

To book a place or for more information: Call/text 07922513704 or email
bedfordfieldsforestgarden(Replace this with the at sign)gmail.com. Booking is essential.

For more information about the garden, please visit www.bedfordfields.co.uk or
our facebook page: www.facebook.com/bedfordfieldsforestgarden/