As part of our scouts programme for the year we have included an evening on tree identification and their practical uses. We want to use this to give the scouts a start in understanding a bit more about trees that will be useful in later learning on firecraft, carving, campcraft etc.
One of the things I want to do is pull togther an A5 laminated handout that they can keep. On the handout I wanted to show 10-12 of the most useful (common) trees in the UK with ID pictures and notes on common bushcraft uses.
So I was wondering if you knowledgable bunch on here might help me in my task by sharing your opinions on what the most useful trees are that we find here in the UK and stating some of the uses that those trees can have. For example:
Bark makes good tinder that will light from a spark
Good for bowdrill
Wood good for carving and tool handles
Sap can be tapped in spring
Birch polypore used as strop or plaster
Thanks in advance for your help. I will happily share the end product on here if anyone else wants to make use of it.
All the best.