october, 2021

14octAll Day17Ancient, Venerable and Large Old Trees: Ecology and Conservation

Oak Spring large tree

Event Details

This four (4) day course will be an opportunity for people to gain experience in recognizing large old trees and understanding their role as important elements for biodiversity and cultural/historical heritage. By the end of the course, participants will have learned: how to recognize ancient trees, why they are important, how to manage them to enhance their longevity and how they fit  in a global context. Topics will include: ancient trees in a global context: where, when and what trees grow old, how trees are or are not able to live for a long time, field marks for identifying old trees and how old trees function as habitat for other organisms, including fungi, invertebrates and vertebrates. The course will also address the conservation and management of old trees and issues specific to them.



october 14 (Thursday) - 17 (Sunday)