Tree Identification for Everyone
Tree Identification for Everyone was an ambitious project to create a tree identification resource pack that would be accessible to a much wider group of people - people who may not normally have access to woodland and wildlife publications. The project chose 22 of Scotland's native and most common trees to focus on - trees that people could go out and find in their local woods. Gaelic and Latin names are given, together with folklore, description and habit for each of the species.
Featuring extensive and detailed original photos by Hugh Fife, the tree identification sheets are designed to be taken into the woods to have a go.
Download a sample to try out now!
The other trees covered by the pack are: alder, ash, aspen, beech, bird cherry, blackthorn, elm, gean (cherry), hawthorn, hazel, holly, juniper, larch, oak, rowan, Scots pine, and sitka spruce.
The full pack contains:
- 22 identification sheets - one on each of the native or most common trees complete with detailed original photography. Text is in a large font for accessibility;
- 5 tactile sheets giving shapes of individual leaves of the species coupled with common names in Braille;
- a free CDrom with audio visual presentation featuring spoken and signed information about each tree species covered (for PC only).
These packs are distributed to hundreds of schools and resource centres throughout Scotland. You can purchase the complete pack for £7.50 each, or 5 packs for £30 - please contact Hugh Fife (). A small packing and postage charge of £2.90 per pack (or £5.80 for 5 packs) will be made to cover our costs.
Tree Identification for Everyone is part of Reforesting Scotland's access and inclusion work, which is being taken forward by the Blarbuie Woodland Enterprise.