Woodland Trust

Leaves Observation Trees

Identify Trees from Twigs and Buds

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In winter, when trees are bare, it can be tricky to tell them apart. The twig ID sheet features pictures of twigs and their buds so you can match them up to the trees you find outdoors (when you're out with a grown-up).  Remember, some trees are thorny so watch out for sharp prickles!

  • What do you know about the difference between deciduous and evergreen trees?
  • Do you know what the buds on the twigs are for?
  • How do you think the trees will change in spring?

Activity type: Outdoor Ideas

Age: 4-5, 6-8, 9-11, ALL,

Duration: 30 mins


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