Winter Tree Identification

A walk in the colder months can be equally delightful as in the summer with recognising a whole variety of trees by bud, bark, shape and other key features.

This fun and informative day will be based at Logie Steading, close to the stunning Findhorn River where our time will be divided between being outside, looking at mainly native trees, and time inside, exploring how to use simple keys and learning the basic ‘botanese’ (botanical language) used with winter tree identification.

Towards the end of the day we will finish inside with participants having the opportunity to put their skills into practice and identify some trees themselves by their twigs and buds brought into in the meeting room using the keys and hand lenses provided by Jennie.

Who is this workshop for?
Nature lovers, forest school leaders, bushcraft practitioners, tree surgeons, gardeners, eco therapists, forest bathing guides and anyone with a curious mind and love of the outdoors. No botanical experience required!
Please note that the nearest train station is Forres and a shuttle service will be put on for those who want to travel by train.

What to Bring:
– Warm clothes for when we head outside
– Walking boots
– Waterproofs
– Notebook
– Lunch and snacks (though there is a fabulous cafe at Logie steading that you can get good food from too)

*Please can you let Jennie know of any additional learning needs (i.e. dyslexia) or medical conditions prior to the start of the course.

What previous students have said:

Wonderful day – thank you. The sign of a good course is that feeling of “total immersion”
Really glad I came, going away enthused to stop and look more closely! Thanks very much

What did you like most about the event today:

Jenny’s enthusiasm – deep knowledge and her encouragement to each individual
Really enjoyable, great format for the course with mix of classroom, outdoor and back to putting newfound skills to the test! And lovely location.

Very informative and practical without being overwhelming

‘Jennie is an intelligent, inspiring and skilled practitioner. You can’t fail to be enthused by her knowledge and passion for plants and wilderness. I can honestly say that working with Jennie transformed my own practice. I’d often felt out of place amongst the bush-craft teachers I’d met but Jennie’s thoughtful, open and clear teaching transformed my confidence. Jennie shares her knowledge with an openness and humour that makes being taught by her a real joy.’


Friday 25 November 2022


10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Logie Steading
IV36 2QN