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Resources for Secondary Schools

Green Careers

View our staff structure, read job descriptions for a variety of different roles and watch a selection of career pathway DVDs (coming soon)

Tree Resources

Tree name trail - an online tree identification key

How a tree works - a poster explaining the role of each part of a tree

Westonbirt Tree Map - search for trees and shrubs growing at the arboretum by common or scientific name

Trees and Climate Change

Information pack - background information on topics relating to trees and climate change such as carbon capture, carbon storage, wood fuel, wood products, mitigation etc.

The World is Hot Enough - This DVD, developed at Westonbirt is part of our new "Forests for the Future" education programme. Our Westonbirt SDF logothanks go to the Cotswolds Conservation Board who generously helped us to fund this project.

Climate change

Download in Quicktime format (mov | 108MB)
Download in Windows Media format (wmv | 111MB)

Forests for the 21st Century - This short video, produced by the Forestry Commission for the Global Partnership on Forest Landscape Restoration, looks at some fantastic examples spanning three continents.

Further information on other Forestry Commission work related to climate change and the role of trees

Horticulture / Propagation (incl materials for ELBS diploma)

These materials provide information and step by step guides about a range of horticultural processes undertaken by Westonbirt's propagation team.  Information about grafting and taking cuttings will be available soon.

Different types of tree seed

Seeds - collection, extraction, viability, dormancy

Seeds - sowing and stratification

Tree Planting at Westonbirt Arboretum