15. Broadleaved Woodland

15. Broadleaved Woodland

You are in a broadleaved woodland, what do you see and how does it feel?

Measure and record the light, pH and moisture levels here. Collect some items from around you that you find interesting and represent the area and put them in the plastic bag provided.

You’ll do the same in a coniferous area, remember this broadleaf area and compare the two.

There are a mix of different tree species in this broadleaf (trees with flat broad leaves) woodland .

Most broadleaf trees are deciduous (they lose their leaves in winter). This means the wood experiences seasonal changes of light levels.

Below ground the roots of a broadleaf tree have deep tap roots, these help them draw up water, break up rocks for nutrients and help anchor their large size enabling them to grow tall into the canopy.