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Tree Identification

Who is this for?

This course is for trainees who wish to improve their ability to identify tree species. The course includes identification of tree species from buds, twigs, bark and foliage samples plus identification at the mature stage of growth, irrespective of season.

The use of reference books for identification is an essential part of this course. Therefore help will be given to trainees in the recommendation of good reference materials.

The distribution of tree species varies considerably, as does their form. Therefore it is important that this course is held within the same locality as the trainees work.

With optional objectives and seasonal change, instructors should, prior to the course, ascertain the trainee’s needs to ensure that the course is tailored to meet their requirements


1 day training


max. 12 per course


This is normally completed at mwmac Ltd, near Builth Wells, Powys.
If you have enough people for a full course, we are able to run this course on your site (subject to a pre-course visit).




This is a training only course, created by mwmac Ltd.


mwmac Training Certificate


  • Understands the terminology used to describe the identifying features of trees from leaves, buds, bark, and crown structure and shape.
  • Identifies from foliage samples a minimum of 10 trees appropriate to the location.
  • Identifies from buds and twigs a minimum of 5 broadleaved trees appropriate to the location
  • Identifies at a mature stage of growth a minimum of 10 trees appropriate to the location.

Course Information Sheet:

Course Information Sheet – Tree Identification

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