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Before your visit

 Find out how we take care of your forests 

Watch this short video to learn about the timber cycle and how the Forestry Commission cares for your forests.

How do trees work?

Find out what each part of a tree does using this child-friendly poster.

The forest cycle

For a great introduction to the forest and how it is cared for by the Forestry Commission, watch this informative, child-friendly photo show with accompanying notes.

Before, during or after your visit, you can make and enjoy the snapdragon – how many answers can you and your friends come up with to each of the questions?

Health and safety information for schools and groups   

• A guide to the group leader’s responsibilities when visiting a forest
• A sample risk assessment

Last updated: 9th November 2016

England's Woods and Forests are cared for by Forest Enterprise England, an agency of the Forestry Commission.