CALEDON – forest health computer game

Can you save the nation’s forests? Invasive diseases, grazing animals and thieves run rampant in this strategy simulation game! Become master of an estate and create your very own forest! Plant and log the best trees, influence genetic diversity to find the perfect balance between growth, value and resilience. The future of our forests is in your hands.

  • Explore the impacts of management on tree survival, forest wildlife and the landscape.
  • Discover the importance of diversity as the basis of adaptation and future resilience.
  • Experience the challenge of running a successful forestry business.

Level 3 and 4 Experiences and Outcomes delivered by CALEDON:

Planet Earth: Biodiversity               SCN 4-01a
Biological Systems: Inheritance     SCN 4-14a
Topical Science                          SCN 3-20b & SCN 4-20b

ICT to Enhance Learning                TCH 3-04a
Business Contexts                        TCH 3-07a & TCH 4-07a

Social Studies
People, Place and Environment        SOC 3-07a & SOC 4-07a
SOC 3-08a & SOC 4-08a
SOC 4-09a & SOC 4-10a
Society, Economy and Business       SOC 4-20b

Number and Maths                          
Money                                              MNU 3-09

Play and download for free at or get the iPad version at the App Store.

Minimum system requirements:

OS:  Windows 7, 8 or 10; Processor: 2.5 GHz; Memory: 4 GB RAM; Graphics: Intel Graphics Chip 4400 or NVIDIA GTX 260 or AMD Equivalent; Storage: 500mb available space (for Download Version Only). Mac users can access the game via the Web Player build in the Safari browser. However, performance will vary largely on the Operating System version installed.

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