Welcome to TIMBER!

Timber! is a new website providing free, cross curricular, and creative resources, activities, and practical ideas on British trees and forests and their value. Many of the resources have been developed and used with young people both indoors and outdoors by teachers and Forest School Leaders in Oxfordshire in partnership with the Sylva Foundation team.

If you are an early years practitioner, primary or secondary teacher, Forest School Leader or educator at an environmental education centre or museum, you are sure to find inspirational and unique ideas here!

You can also share your own ideas and resources on British trees and forests and their value. Be part of this exciting national resource that aims to increase young people's connection to our trees and inspires learning about woodlands and forestry and their importance to all our lives.

"TIMBER! resources are a unique blend of woodland information, wonderful creative ideas & realistic learning activities."

Naomi Hodge, Combe C of E Primary School

"I have found the project truly inspirational...TIMBER! is providing a brilliant resource and expertise exchange thank you!"

Recent uploads

Tree Identification Key

A simple, easy-to-use tree identification key produced by the Sylva Foundation. This key is designed for use by adults (including educators) alone or with older children and young people.

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Spruce and Oak Ecosystems

This file includes two A3 placemat style pages, one for Spruce and one for Oak, with animals, insects, fungi etc. that make the trees their habitat.

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Seed to Saw at Combe Mill

This simple flow diagram shows the stages from growing trees to milling them at Combe Mill and then how the wood was used at Blenheim Palace in the past. This resource was produced as part of Combe Mill\'s education programme. Combe Mill is in West Oxfordshire, OX29 8ET.

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TIMBER! for Educators is supported by the Patsy Wood Trust.