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Publication #4H FOM12

Trees and Me1

Martha C. Monroe and Alison W. Bowers2

The Forestry Trees and Me 4-H Project Book (4HFOM12) is the second in the series and for children ages 7–12. Each of the thirteen activities engage youngsters in exploring the interesting world of trees with exercises and thought questions. In Chapter 1, they will discover how trees grow. Chapter 2 includes strategies for identifying trees and 18 tree cards for the dominate species in 8 forest ecosystems across Florida. In Chapter 3, youth focus on the many benefits and values of trees, from wooden houses, rubber tires, and paper products, to restful and pleasing outdoor spaces.

Visit the 4-H Youth Development Curriculum Website for more information on related project materials.

This (pdf file only - 2.54mb) enables you to print a black/white version of the 65-page booklet.



This document is 4H FOM12, one of a series of the Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, UF/IFAS Extension. Original publication date August 2001. Revised July 2002. Reviewed August 2017. Visit the EDIS website at


Martha C. Monroe, assistant professor; and Alison W. Bowers, graduate student, School of Forest Resources and Conservation; UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL 32611.

The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Opportunity Institution authorized to provide research, educational information and other services only to individuals and institutions that function with non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations. For more information on obtaining other UF/IFAS Extension publications, contact your county's UF/IFAS Extension office.

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.