This activity can be done outdoors wherever there are trees! Works well in school grounds as well as within a National Park.
Who for?
Key stage 2 - England and Wales
Levels 2 and 3 - Scotland
Who by?
This activity is led by you.
Completing a tree passport activity worksheet in the New Forest

Activity aims:

To investigate the types of trees growing within the National Park. This activity enables students to identify, measure, record and get up close and personal with trees.

Students will have the opportunity to:

  • Measure, identify and record information on a variety of tree types
  • to work together in a variety of different ways
  • gather primary data through fieldwork

You will need:

  1. Tall Trees Activity Guide
  2. Tall Trees - Calculating Tree Age
  3. Tall Trees - Tree Passport
  4. Tall Trees - Tree Facts
  5. Leaf identification guide (from the Woodland Trust website)
  6. Tape measure
  7. Clinometre (not essential)
  8. Crayons for bark rubbing
  9. Clipboards
  10. Paper and pencils

Curriculum links (England):

  • Geography Key Stage 2: 1a, b, c, e; 2a, b; 7a, c
  • Science Key Stage 2: 2c, e, f, g
  • Key skills: communications, application of numbers, working with others
  • Thinking skills: information and processing skills, enquiry skills