Watch these short videos to learn about the timber cycle and how the Forestry Commission cares for your forests.
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?
Keeping our woodlands healthy
Tree health can have a dramatic impact on our cherished landscapes. Tree diseases can live in the mud, leaves and water we find on our boots.
We can all help limit the spread of tree diseases from site to site by taking some simple steps:
- Arrive at forests, parks and gardens with clean bikes, boots and buggies.
- At the end of a visit, stamp and poke the mud and leaves from your bikes, boots and buggies before you leave the site.
- Rinse and clean pond dipping equipment between different locations, making sure that you don’t transfer pond or river water from site to site.
By following these simple guidelines, we can help keep our forests vibrant and healthy for generations to come.
For more information, visit www.forestry.gov.uk/england-biosecurity.