Discover how to manage and identify trees – and help preserve our woodland.
How to earn your badge:
Identify at least eight common types of tree that grow in your area, including both deciduous and coniferous.
Find out how to identify trees using identification keys.
Prepare the soil and successfully transplant a young tree.
Find out how both natural woodland and commercial forests are managed.
Be aware of the damage these areas may be exposed to from wind, frost, fire and animals.
Show how to select, use and care for forestry equipment, and know the safety issues involved.
Show how to fell and trim out a tree or lay a hedge.
Requirements can be adapted to suit each young persons abilities. See our guidance on flexibility.