Identify the Trees Competition
Looking for something to do with the children over the summer holidays? Then why not take part in our tree competition for a chance to win a £25 Decathlon voucher?
To take part:
- Download sheet one, which has two pictures per tree (found under ‘Related Downloads’, to the right of the screen on a laptop or at the bottom on a phone)
- See if you can identify the type of tree by looking at the picture of the tree and its leaves
- Get out and about and see where you can spot one of these types of trees
- Download sheet two, the answer sheet, and fill in the type of tree, and where you have spotted an example (found under ‘Related Downloads’, to the right of the screen on a laptop or at the bottom on a phone)
- Send us your completed answer sheet, including your child’s name, age and which school they attend
- Cross your fingers!
Need to know:
- Photos of trees are stock images, we want to know where you can find an example of that tree, not that exact one!
- Make sure you travel actively to find the trees by walking, cycling, scooting or using the bus or train
- The competition will run from Monday, 25 July until Sunday, 4 September
- The winning entry will receive a £25 Decathlon voucher and runners-up will receive a My Journey goody bag
- Visit our country parks pages for maps and information of our green spaces
How can trees reduce air pollution?
Trees planted in the right places can help improve urban air quality by forming a barrier between people and pollutants.
Trees absorb pollutant gases (nitrogen dioxide, ammonia, sulphur dioxide and ozone) and filter particulates out of the air by trapping them on their leaves and bark.