Woodland Management for Wildlife at Westonbirt Arboretum, KS2

Woodland management programme aimed at KS2

Updated 15th January 2024

Suitable for Years 3-4, March to November 

Key concepts

Sustainability, habitats, deforestation, animals in the environment, plants are essential to life.

Learning outcomes

  • discuss the potential human impacts on the woodland environment.
  • name some positive woodland management techniques.
  • recognise that forests are important habitats around the world.
  • understand the importance of stewardship and know what humans can do to help.


Arboretum explore - use our spotter guide to find signs of woodland management techniques at Westonbirt.

Wildlife discovery - find evidence for the living things that are using trees for shelter or food.

Shrinking forest - a game that looks at the importance of trees to animals and people and the need to manage our forests sustainably.

Treasure in the trees - find the man-made objects hidden in amongst the trees before sorting the items, considering Forestry Stewardship Council® (FSC®), licence code FSC-C123214, accreditation and the positive action they can take.

Forests for the future - design and build a model of a sustainable woodland for wildlife and people out of natural materials.