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Beginners Guide to British Woodland Trees


Duration: 4 hours

Price: £40

Run by: David Watkins
at Hawkmoth Wood

Hawkmoth Wood
part of Brafferton Springs
Helperby
North Yorkshire
YO61 2SE

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About the Course

We are lucky at Hawkmoth Wood in having 24 tree species so plenty of opportunity to get up close and personal with the many of our common native and forestry trees. We'll walk the wood looking at how to identify them from the leaves, bark and situation. We'll learn about their uses history in the UK, their timber and culinary uses, their place in legend and their susceptibility to increasing risk from imported diseases which may change our landscape for a very long time. We saw this in the 1970's with Dutch Elm Disease but other species are now threatened.

Maximum 8 students

If you have a group who would like to take advantage of this course on a day other than the above please contact us to discuss

Your tutor will be David Watkins , the woodland owner of this part of Brafferton Springs. Please note the all the woodland area is private and only accessible on course days and by arrangement.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Bring lunch, hot drinks and biscuits available. Walking is generally very easy but please wear stout footwear and bring warm clothing and a waterproof ( just in case !). Bring a camera if you have one.



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Course Start Dates

Friday 3rd May 2019
Friday 17th May 2019
Friday 7th June 2019
  • Child friendly
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups