Learning About Trees

Tree-mendous

Warleigh Point nature reserve. Photo, Simon Williams

Explore the World of Trees

Trees are usually either deciduous or evergreen. Deciduous describes the trees that loose their leaves in autumn and winter, but grow them back again in Spring, like Oak trees. Evergreen describes the trees that keep their leaves, all year round and are normally thick and glossy like Holly, or like needles on a Pine tree. 

Find our tree ID guides below as well as other activity ideas that involve the humble tree.

 

Discover and Explore

Download Tree Identification Sheets

Things to make

wands

Magic Wands

Become a witch or wizard and make your own wand! Use any craft materials you have in the cupboard like wool to decorate your wand. You can also include some natural things to decorate it with like feathers! For older children - why not try and identify which tree your stick has come from? Hint: this is best to do with sticks that have been cut fresh from a tree or ones that still have 'buds' on. 

What you'll need:
  • A stick!
  • Craft materials like wool, ribbon, string, beads, pipe cleaners, paint
  • Any natural materials like feathers, leaves or seeds

 

leaf crown

Leaf Crown

Go on a leaf hunt and collect all different shaped and coloured leaves. Grab a length of card that will fit around your head and connect it together using tape/staples. Once done - you can now stick the leaves collected around the hat to make a leaf crown! 

                           What you will need:           Further the Activity
  • Strip of card long enough to fit around the participants head (Might need to connect two pieces together).
  • Glue or sticky tape to stick the leaves on with
  • Tape or stapler to connect the card together
  • Collected leaves and sticks 
Why not haven a go at some role play and imagine you are the king or Queen of the elves!?
   

 

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