Wednesday, 21 November 2007

National tree week

"National tree week" starts today and runs until the 2nd of December. The Tree Council has organised several events around the UK celebrating trees and planting new ones.

If you want to know how to identify some of the trees that grow in the UK from their leaves you can play Kerf's leaf quiz on the main firrs website. There are more identification guides over at the Woodland Trust's Nature Detectives.

Tree planting is a great team building and feelgood activity to do in schools...and it goes on all over the world. This is a video made by a school in Costa Rica.

Trees can be planted as seeds, as small saplings, or as young trees several metres tall. Remember, although larger trees give instant satisfaction they also weigh more. It's also good to have a bit of expert advice to make sure the trees thrive and you know how to look after them.

You can still join in even if you don't have much outdoor space can plant a tree as a bonsai.

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