Build your confidence with identifying native trees in springtime.

Do you know your hawthorn from your hazel, your birch from your beech, or even your English oak from your Sessile oak? Would you like to learn more about identifying native British Trees?

Come and join Neill Talbot from Avellana Ecology who will help you identify tree species such as willow, hazel, field maple and alder and focus on particular features to look out for in springtime. Neill will also look at the surrounding flora as we walk through the multiple habitats at the site from open meadow to streams and hedgerows.

This walk will take place in an area of the Great Avon Wood site yet to be planted with young saplings – tree planting will take place here next winter. This is the section of the land that runs alongside the old Wansdyke post-roman defensive earthworks – a ditch and dyke system which over the years has gown up with a range of native trees which enjoy the wetter ground there. We will also look at the trees and other fauna in the wooded areas running alongside the Publow Brook.
This is one of three tree identification events taking place this year – each exploring a different season and a different part of the Great Avon Wood site. Look out for our summer and autumn walks too.

Further details and full travel directions will be sent out when you register your place. Please be aware that there are no hardstanding paths at Great Avon Wood and we are not able to allow dogs at events except for assistance dogs.

This event is free to attend and we are very grateful to the National Lottery Heritage Fund for their support.

Photo of Hawthorn blossom by Susan Barker.

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