USING WOODLAND INDICATORS & READING TREE'D LANDSCAPES
Various dates and venues: April-June 2017
These six 1-day workshops are being run by SYBRG with support from Sheffield Hallam University and funding from BES. They are suitable for landscape archaeologists and historians, researchers and students; as well as ecologists with an interest in using indicators to interpret landscapes; and local volunteers. The workshops are designed to develop skills in using woodland indicator species to gain a greater understanding of the history within tree’d landscapes: ancient semi-natural woods (ASNW); planted ancient woodland sites (PAWS); wood-pasture and wood-meadows; and shadow woods. Each of the workshops is in a different location and includes site visits exploring a variety of tree’d landscapes in North Notts., East, South & West Yorkshire, and North Derbyshire. The locations take in sites with different underlying geology, climate and historical and present-day usage and management.
The days will be a mixture of talks and field visits. The objectives are to introduce indicator species (including worked trees) common in the different sites; help to develop competence and confidence in their identification; and to explore their roles as historical markers of particular tree’d landscapes.
Documentation Downloads (14/03/17)
Venues & Online Booking
26 April: Whitwell Wood, Whitwell, Notts
Whitwell Community Centre
16 May: Westwood, Beverly, East Yorks
Beverley Golf Club
4 May: West Haigh & Howell Woods, South Kirby, West Yorks
South Kirby & Moorthorpe Town Council
8 June: Westwood-Thorncliffe, High Green, Sheffield
High Green Development Trust
Pack Horse Lane