Activity described in this video
Clipboard or hard surface.
- First, collect a leaf. You want to look for trees not in thick cover, because the branches are lower and the leaves will be easier to reach.
- Pick a typical leaf, place it under the paper, then rub a crayon over it.
- Next, put the paper on the trunk of the tree to do rubbing for bark.
- Label your picture!
- Sugar Maple leaves get larger than Red Maple leaves; Sugar maple leaves also have u-shaped notches, compared with Red Maple leaves, which have v-shaped notches.
- The Larch tree is a conifer, but the leaves are shed in autumn like those of deciduous trees.
- The bark of a Cherry tree changes as it grows, getting rougher and darker as it matures.
- When Pin Oaks grow in the open, they develop an almost perfect arrowhead shape.