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Tree identification guide

Resource overview

KS 3
Help your pupils to identify different tree species with this tree identification guide.

Topics covered

plant science, field studies, ecology/ecosystems

How to use this resource

  1. This resource can be printed out for you and your pupils to use while exploring the trees in your local area. 


We see trees around us every day, but how often do you stop and think about what’s going on inside a tree, or how they help us and other living things? Trees are vital to life on Earth, providing habitats and food for other species, taking in carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen. When you look closely at trees you will discover an amazing and beautiful variety of leaf shapes, bark patterns, seeds and flowers. 


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