LO: To know how to identify some common British trees using a classification key.
Features of leaves
One way of identifying trees is by examining the leaves.
Botanists (plant scientists) use technical terms to describe them accurately. Some of these terms are defined below.
An oak leaf is pinnately lobed.
Task: Cut out the pictures of the leaves below.
Use the classification key to identify each of the trees.
Which trees were the most difficult to identify? Why?
Which trees have you seen in the local area?
Can you identify them?