A Comprehensive Guide to Choosing, Using & Planting Trees

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£ 145 - (171 )

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  • Short course
  • Beginner
  • Online
  • Duración:
    4 Weeks
  • Cuándo:
    A elegir

The effect trees have on the space, proportions and atmosphere of your garden. Trees for shade and trees for privacy and screening.

Gardeners are often afraid of trees: their size and power over the garden environment, and their potential effect on the house and other nearby buildings. What you should know, and where to plant a tree.

Choosing a tree for your garden. Choosing the right tree whatever the size of your plot. Trees for every situation, especially small gardens, including trees for country gardens and town gardens, and trees for difficult sites. Trees for blossom, bark, fruit and colourful foliage. Trees with more than one season of interest. How to plant a tree, and how to care for trees. What to plant with trees, and how to use them as part of a planting scheme.

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¿Qué objetivos tiene esta formación?

These courses are designed to fit around your life. They’re all online so you don’t have to travel to a class. They are taught by best-selling authors so are a unique opportunity to get direct access to the very best in their field. These expert tutors will personally mark your work and answer any questions you have. You can learn whenever and wherever you want, there is no specific time that you have to be online. And you learn collaboratively with other students all studying the same course as you.

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Dónde se imparte y en qué fechas

Inicio Ubicación
A elegir

¿Qué aprendes en este curso?

Fruit tree plantation and cultivation
Tree felling supervision
Planting Trees
Productive Trees
Trees for Screening


Each lesson starts with a video from your expert tutor, which you can watch whenever you like. When you’re ready, you can practice what you’ve learned with an assignment which unlocks the next lesson.

1.   1  Trees for all gardens: introduction  ~30 mins 2 hours

Why plant trees? The role of trees in the landscape and the visual impact of trees in different seasons. The environmental impact of trees and their role in attracting wildlife into your garden. Trees for screening, trees for shelter and trees for shade. Why we are afraid of trees in gardens. What are the risks and the relationship between a tree and a building.

2.   2  Trees for Small Gardens  ~30 mins 2 hours

Choosing the right tree for a specific situation focusing on the small garden. The best choices for country gardens and for town gardens including trees for pots. Choosing trees for more than one season of interest: for fruit and flowers, bark and foliage colour.

3.   3  Planting trees and productive trees  ~30 mins 2 hours

Buying a tree; how, when and what to look for. Planting a tree: giving it the best possible start in life – the importance of staking and aftercare. Fruiting trees as an alternative to or in addition to ornamentals: including apples, lemons, olives and figs.

4.   4  Designing with trees  ~30 mins 2 hours

Trees as part of a planting scheme; how a tree can lead a planting scheme through the colour of its foliage. What to plant with foliage trees to create a planting picture. Climbers to grow through trees. Planting trees for future generations


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Take your time, or do it all at once, it’s up to you

Want to do this when the kids have gone to sleep? That’s fine. Or prefer to do it all in one weekend, that’s fine too. As soon as you’ve started your course you will have access to your first lesson. Each lesson has one video and an optional assignment. As soon as you’ve submitted your first assignment that unlocks the next video. But don’t worry if life gets in the way, and you don’t get a chance to finish your assignment, we’ll always release your next video after a week so you can still get access to the expert advice. Each video of around 30 minutes long and assignments tend to take about 1-2 hours