Planning for and Planting Trees: One-Day Course

Join us on our Planning for and Planting Trees one-day short course at the BMC campus, Troed Yr Harn farm!

This one-day course will provide an introduction to the importance of trees within treescapes at a global and Welsh level, considering planting objectives, species selection and tree care. We will look at how this is being applied at the BMC campus at Troed yr Harn farm and then undertake hands-on planting to create a shelterbelt.

Who will I learn from? 

Jed Needs 

Jed is a tutor on our Coppicing and Greenwood trades NVQ. He is also chair of the Talgarth Community Woodland Group and a director of The Green Valleys CIC. 

Richard Luff  

Richard is former-director of the National Forest Gardening Scheme and coordinator of Oxfordshire trees collaborate. 

Key Information

Date: Sunday 20th March

Time: 10am – 5pm 

Meeting Location: Talgarth Car Park

As Troed yr Harn is a car free site, we encourage participants to meet at Talgarth carpark to walk up to the campus. This is a moderate uphill walk of 35 minutes.  

You should wear suitable, weather dependent PPE, including gloves and good, sturdy boots if possible.

Please bring a water bottle and a packed lunch for a picnic at the farm.  

Free tea and coffee facilities available. 

How much does it cost? 

This course is free for residents of Powys. With thanks to the Powys UK Community Renewal Fund.

Everyone else: please pay what you can – we would like our short courses to be available to all regardless of ability to pay. We, therefore, ask you to pay what you can towards this event.

If you reside in Powys and would like to contribute, please consider purchasing a priced ticket!

If you are a Powys resident, you are eligible for a free ticket. If all of the allocated free tickets have gone, please contact us on

Please note that spaces on this course are limited. We operate on a first-come, first-serve basis.


This course is rated as 2 (some access) on our scale of accessibility. Read our accessibility policy and our full terms and conditions on our Eventbrite booking page! 

We will follow the most recent COVID measures and protocols in order to keep everyone safe and healthy for the duration of the course.




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