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About our forests

Find out how we take care of your forests 

Watch thess short videos 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?

Last updated: 18th January 2017

What's of interest

Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) downloadable lesson plans and resources on sustainable forest management

Forest Education Network for anyone with an interest in forest education

Council for Learning Outside the Classroom - a registered charity championing learning outside the classroom (LOtC)

Forests for the Future - a resource investigating trees, forests and climate change

Useful sites