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February 2019

Dormice Box Maintenance and Repair Training Day

February 4th @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
High Elms Country Park, Shire Lane
Orpington, Kent BR6 7JH United Kingdom
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Suitable for attendees either wishing to acquire a Natural England individual class 1 licence to survey dormice or delegates continuing their licence training. The day will include a power point presentation followed by an introduction to maintenance and repair. Attendees will then carry out a practical maintenance and repair of boxes and tubes both in the workshop and in field.  Licensed dormice workers will be present to guide attendees. Please bring a packed lunch, Tea/coffee and biscuits will be provided…

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Introduction to Tree Identification (Part 1: Buds and Bark)

February 15th @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Suitable for attendees wishing to expand their knowledge of buds and bark. The day will include a power point presentation introducing attendees to the basic forms of buds and bark. The presentation will be supported with handouts (to take away). The day will then continue with a table top ID quiz handling real twigs and Bark. After lunch a site wide walk around the site identifying trees in the field using key guides and handouts. Bring a packed lunch.  Tea/coffee…

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Introduction to Habitat Management for Reptiles & Amphibians

February 27th @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Nymans (National Trust), Staplefield Lane
Handcross, East Sussex RH17 6EB United Kingdom
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Suitable for attendees working towards their GCN class licence. The day will include a power point presentation introducing attendees to the management techniques used in preparing and maintaining optimal habitat for reptiles and amphibians. The presentation will be supported with handouts (to take away). After lunch a walk around the site identifying features and habitats used by reptiles and amphibians. Bring packed lunch. Tea, Coffee and Biscuits will be provided for the workshop and presentation sessions. For more information please…

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May 2019

Basic Tree Mechanics and Common Sense Management

May 7th @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Shrewsbury Town Council, Weeping Cross
Shrewsbury, SY5 6HT United Kingdom
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We are lucky enough to have tree expert Bob Watson for a day, looking at basic tree biology and mechanics and how this relates to managing the trees on our land. Author of ‘Trees: Their Use, Management, Cultivation and Biology - A Comprehensive Guide’, and a former Head of School at the National School of Forestry, Bob is known for his down to earth style and passion for the subject. Tea and coffee will be provided. A table will be…

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