Welcome to the directory which can help you find more resources on the topics of trees, woodland, forests, wood products and timber both in the UK and internationally. These resources are produced by other organisations and their websites are included. If you know of, or have, a resource that you think would be useful to include here please contact us. 

Resource Organisation Content/Key Stage

Forests for the Future

Crown Estate and partners Supported by the Crown Estate and written by Westonbirt Aboretum, Forestry Commission, the Sylva Foundation and the Natural Route.

Key Stage 2 (but the content can be used for KS3/KS4)

A resource investigating trees, forests and climate change.

Unit 1 contains information, activities, films, links and resources on sustainable forest management in the UK, and the many ways our woodlands and forests benefit us.

Units 1-7 look at wider forestry issues of carbon, climate, renewable energy, materials.

Forest Education Network resources page

Forest Education Network (FEN) hosted by Council for Learning Outside the Classroom.

Early Years Foundation Stage and Key stages 1 – 5

Forest education resources and links shared by many organisations and practitioners. Join the Forest Education Network and receive the regular FEN bulletin to keep up to date with events, resources and news across England. 

Forestry Facts and Figures 2015

Forestry Commission 

Key Stages 3 – 5

An annual publication giving an overview of UK forestry statistics such as: forest industry employment, visitors to forests, planting and production in UK, comparisons with other countries, an annual archive of facts and figures back to 2000.

Learning in your forest

Forestry Commission England

Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stages 1, 2 and 3

Free downloadable lesson plans, resources and activity ideas for schools and groups visiting forests. 

Resources for teachers

Westonbirt Arboretum, Forestry Commission England

Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stages 1 to 5

A range of free downloadable resources providing information, ideas and activities around the themes of natural play, trees and forests, and climate change. 

Forest School resources and information

Forest School Association (FSA)

The FSA is the professional body and dedicated voice for Forest School within the UK. Join as a member to benefit from resources, information, support and sharing quality Forest School practice for all. 

OneOak

The Sylva Foundation

Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stages 1 - 5 and adults

The Sylva Foundation is a national charity running programmes under the themes of science, education, forestry and wood. OneOak is a unique cross curricular resource that brings to life sustainable woodland management. OneOak was Sylva's flagship education project and followed the life story of one oak tree from its felling, through to processing and then transformation into 50 wood based products and finally the planting of a new oak woodland. 

Education Resources

Woodland Trust 

Key Stages 1 to 4

Free downloadable resources to help inspire outdoor learning sessions and visits to local woodlands.

Learning resources

Teaching Trees

Forestry Careers Portal

Royal Forestry Society

Key Stages 1 - 5

Learning resources on tree species, woodland management and forestry. Case studies and programmes for Further Education.

Teaching Trees is a programme connecting schools with woodland owners for one off visits on forestry.

The Forestry Careers Portal is a comprehensive guide to qualifications, courses and careers in forestry.

Educational Resources

Forest Stewardship Council

Key Stages 1 – 4

Lesson plan and activity downloads exploring the role of FSC, woodland management and how we use wood in our daily lives.

Tree Power

International Tree Foundation

Key Stages 1 – 2

Lesson plans and activities for inside and outside the classroom on both UK and international forests.