Native Trees: Their Identification and Place in Society

Roy Nelson, PhD

5 weekly sessions on Tuesdays 2.00 pm 4.00 pm, starting 30 April

The role of trees of Ireland plays a significant role in society and are central in maintaining biodiversity whilst providing us with comfort and solace. This course will describe the evolution of tree cover in Ireland, with reference to individual tree species including the oak, ash, yew, birch and willow. The course will also illustrate the historical importance through exploring the role of trees in society, and how they are part of our cultural heritage. Their association to myths and legends will be described and discussed. Furthermore, the course will explore the pivotal role of trees in the biological community of the woodland, from the ground flora to the bird species. This will include practices in the creation of living woodlands and their protection and enhancement.

Fee £43.00 (concession rate £28.00)

5 CATS Points (Level 1)

This class will take place on QUB campus

Concession: The concession rate is available for those who are in receipt of State Benefits (including pension), or are full-time students, part or full-time Queen’s students or are members of University staff holding a valid staff card:


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