The forestry project will help you to learn how to identify trees, uses of trees, the benefits of trees, and the importance of our woodlands. A knowledge of trees and woodland management leads to a greater enjoyment of the outdoors. An understanding of tree characteristics will allow future landowners to choose the best varieties for urban or rural benefits that include cooling, wildlife habitat, and reducing erosion and other types of pollution.
Check the 4-H Handbook for complete exhibit details.
Note: Members are required to complete ONE General 4-H Record Sheet per year which will include all projects that the 4-H member takes for the year.
Project Manuals may be requested through the lending library. (Only Cats, Dogs and Small Pets require manuals). Visit the 4-H Online Homepage to find directions for requesting manuals.
Indiana's 4-H Forestry webpage - Includes resources to help you complete and learn about your project.
Indiana Forestry Page
Parts of a Tree Diagram (4-H 641B)
University of Illinois Extension Exploring the Secret Life of Trees
University of Illinois Extension Trees are Terrific
Ohio Public Library Information Network Online Tree Identification Tool
Lugar-Purdue Future of Forestry Program and Scholarship