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Tree Identification Workshop

May 29 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Join Ethnobotanist and Professional Wild food guide Joshua Quick for this Tree identification workshop. 

Learning to identify a range of Common tree species can greatly enhance any walk in the countryside. We’ll spend the day in the beautiful Steeple woodland nature reserve; Home to a rich diversity of ancient trees. The workshop will focus on how to identify many common Tree species as well as looking at modern and historical uses of trees throughout Human history.

Trees have always been an important part of human culture, providing beauty, food, fuel, medicines and shelter.

No experience is necessary. With a few key pointers and observation, it becomes easy to identify a range of species. The aim of the day is to get people confidently identifying a variety of trees you are likely to encounter in British woodlands. 

Joshua is fascinated by the world of plants and set up Wild St Ives to share his passion with others; introducing them to our green leafy friends and showing how we can incorporate plants into our everyday lives. He grew up playing amongst the trees in the Steeple and this is a woodland close to his heart. 


Please dress appropriately for the unpredictable Cornish weather. Courses will run unless the weather is particularly bad and poses a safety risks in which case a full refund will be issued.

Are there minimum age requirements to enter the event? 

No, children are more than welcome to attend with a parent or guardian. Under 10’s can attend the event for free.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event? 

We’ll meet in front of the ‘Barn Nursery’ next to St Ives secondary school in Carbis bay before heading into the woods. Buses run regularly and stop near the ‘Cornish arms’ pub at the bottom of the road. Parking is available on the street near the school.

Do I need to bring anything?

A notebook and camera are very useful. Please bring some light snacks and water if required. 

How can I contact the organiser with any questions? 

Please contact us through the Facebook page ‘Wild St Ives‘ or email Joshuaquick22@outlook.com 


May 29
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Wild St Ives


St Ives School
Carbis Bay
St Ives, TR26 2BA United Kingdom
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