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Publication #4H FOM11

Adopt a Tree1

Martha C. Monroe, Christopher J. Frost, and Alison W. Bowers2

The Forestry Adopt - A - Tree 4-H Project Book (4HFOM11) is for children ages 5-8. Kids locate and "adopt" a nearby tree, track changes to it over time, do bark and leaf rubbings, and search for visiting wildlife. Youngsters are also introduced to three common and special Florida trees: Cabbage Palm, Live Oak, and Longleaf Pine.

Visit the 4-H Youth Development Curriculum Website [13 December 2012] for more information on related project materials.

This (pdf file only - 2.05mb) enables you to print a black/white version of the 29-page booklet.



This document is 4H FOM11, one of a series of the 4-H Youth Development Department, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida. Original publication date August 2001. Reviewed October 2011. Visit the EDIS website at


Martha C. Monroe, Assistant Professor, Christopher J. Frost and Alison W. Bowers, Graduate Students, School of Forest Resources and Conservation, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, 32611-0410.

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U.S. Department of Agriculture, UF/IFAS Extension Service, University of Florida, IFAS, Florida A & M University Cooperative Extension Program, and Boards of County Commissioners Cooperating. Nick T. Place, dean for UF/IFAS Extension.