Community Learning – Identifying Trees In Winter

Course overview

In this course we will study the key characteristics’ to identify trees in the winter. We will also discuss ecology and cultural uses of tree species and why they are important.
This is one of our Community Learning courses.


Our Community Learning programme offers a series of free, government-funded courses to develop skills, knowledge, confidence and improve mental well-being for adults. Participation can help those managing mental health conditions that have a mild-moderate impact on their day-to-day lives.
You need to be aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) AND:
  • employed and earning an annual salary of less than £20,319 or
  • unemployed, in receipt of state benefit and looking for work
  • have a social or emotional difficulty, or challenges with mental health or emotional wellbeing
For further details and terms and conditions please view our Community Learning Page


The course will help you expand your general knowledge of the world around you. You will learn how to understand and use the trees characteristics to make an accurate identification of trees in the local environment. 

The course will be taught 25% classroom and 75% in the field, so appropriate footwear and clothing is essential.

For this course, you will need:
  • A natural curiosity and a desire to learn.
  • A willingness to get close to the natural world.
  • Pens and paper to take notes.
  • Old clothes and sturdy footwear.
  • Wet weather clothing in case of rain.
  • Sun cream and hat in case the weather is hot.
It can be used to supplement a change to a conservation career. The course can also lead to further learning, including:
  • Conservation of British Habitats
  • Practical Habitat Management course
  • Level 3 Diploma in Wildlife and Conservation
  • Other courses in the Community Learning series
Please search the website for further details.

There are no catering facilities open at the weekend at the College. Please feel free to bring your own snacks and drinks.

Course Starts in 65 Days
  • 10 February 2024 - 10 February 2024
  • 10:00 - 14:00
  • Saturday
  • 1 Day
    • 16-18: Free

      Funded places are available on this course. Read the course description for details.

    • Adult: Free

      Funded places are available on this course. Read the course description for details.

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