Birch Day - The Taste of Spring

Discover TRIBE Bushcraft Centre, Holmesfield Park Wood, Holmesfield, Dronfield, Derbyshire, S18 7WA

  • Sunday, 14 March 2021
  • 10am - 4pm
  • £89.00
  • Save to calendar 2021-03-14 00:00:00 2021-03-14 00:00:00 Europe/London Birch Day - The Taste of Spring The majestic birch, an important pioneer tree and common in areas of our beautiful ancient woodland site, has so much to offer those practising bushcraft; on this day course you will learn about the many uses of the birch tree and taste the delights it has to offer. This multi-skill course has something to offer everyone who enjoys spending time outdoors in nature.The day will include:    Choosing a suitable tree    Tapping     &nb... Discover TRIBE Bushcraft Centre, Holmesfield Park Wood, Holmesfield, Dronfield, Derbyshire, S18 7WA Alison Ball
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The majestic birch, an important pioneer tree and common in areas of our beautiful ancient woodland site, has so much to offer those practising bushcraft; on this day course you will learn about the many uses of the birch tree and taste the delights it has to offer. This multi-skill course has something to offer everyone who enjoys spending time outdoors in nature.

The day will include:

    Choosing a suitable tree

    Tapping

            Make a spile

            Tree care – preventing damage & infection

            Collecting sap

    Birch sap as drinking water

    Making birch syrup

    Beyond sap – other uses of birch

            basic fire lighting

           useful fungi from birch

Take home a small bottle of birch syrup and birch water. (bring your own sterile bottles) Light refreshments will be provided; please bring a pack lunch and adequate drinking water for the day. The site has compost toilets and hand washing facilities for your use. Suitable footwear and outdoor clothing is required.


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