Tree Identification: Winter Tree Walk

Can you identify most trees by looking at their leaves? Would you like to take your tree knowledge a step forward and learn how to use other tree characteristics such as bud colour and bark texture as identification methods?  If so then come along to beautiful Knocksink Wood in Co. Wicklow at 12 noon on Saturday 18th January.

The Native Woodland Trust is an environmental charity dedicated to the protection of Ireland’s rare native and ancient woodland. The Trust achieves this by setting up woodland reserves around the country such as Ardan Wood in County Westmeath. This reserves network allows the Trust to protect existing woodland as well as plant new native woodland for the future. As part our work we run educational events on our reserves to raise awareness and encourage people to get involved in native woodlands.

Knocksink Wood is a beautiful mature broadleaf woodland made up of a fantastic mix of native trees such as Oak, Ash, Hazel, Holly, Blackthorn, Hawthorn and Spindle as well as many more. Most of these species are deciduous and so lose their leaves in winter making them harder to identify. On this guided walk we will be learning about the other ways to identify a tree such as bark texture and bud colour . The meeting point for this walk will be at 11:45am at the Knocksink Wood car Park. For a map and further details please check our website or the events section of our Facebook page. The walk will run from 12:00 noon to 2:00pm and all are welcome. The event is free for NWT members with a suggested donation of €4 for non-members. For more details please contact Kirsty at or on 087 9619083.

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