Saturday, 5 August 2017

Investigating local trees

DS8 was the first up and dressed this morning, so with the sun shining and no sign of dark clouds we ventured out along the street to look at our local trees. We ended up in the library garden, just around the corner, as DS8 chose one of the trees there to look closely at.

We wanted to investigate what type of trees are local to us, how old they are, how are they important to wildlife and do birds roost or nest in them?

First of all he drew his chosen tree, identified it, made leaf rubbings, made notes of any wildlife living in it, looked carefully to see if the leaves and soil around it looked healthy and measured the trunk.

Here is a link to help you estimate the age of your tree:

https://www.opalexplorenature.org/sites/default/files/7/file/TreeAge2.pdf


 



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