Winter Trees - Tree Management Taster Course - Adult Full Day
Join us for a NEW taster course here in the woods at GroWild. We will be learning how to coppice hazel to encourage wildlife habitats and greenwood for the spring PLUS use bow saws, folding saws and knives to brush up on some bushcraft skills!
This a course aimed at complete beginners with lots of friendly staff input. We will also be providing a hot lunch around the campfire and plenty of tea/coffee throughout the day.
Escape the christmas shopping madness and re-wild in nature...
What will you do during the day?
Tool use including knife, folding saw and bow saw
Introduction to tree ID and effective hazel coppice and storage
Hot lunch around the campfire
What will I need?
Warm base layer i.e. thermal or wool on body and legs
Long sleeved top
Warm jumper i.e. wool or fleece (additional jumper may be needed for an extra layer)
Waterproof and windproof jacket
Waterproof trouser covering
Warm socks - thermal or fleece/wool
Waterproof shoes i.e. wellies or walking boots (recommended)
Hat, gloves, scarf
You may want to bring some spare items of clothing in case they get wet!
Suitable footwear – no open toes, heels.
Water or another drink.
You are welcome to bring your own equipment. However we do have specific tools we use for the course and these are provided by us, and you are not expected to bring any. We will need to check your own tools comply before use on the course.
Tea, coffee and tools/equipment provided.
Dates: 8th December 2018.
Times: 10am - 3pm
Note: We will send out a course itinerary and kit list for participants nearer the time of your booking.