Earth Answers: What's In a Tree?

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Description: Everyone loves trees, Their tall sturdy trunks, long graceful limbs, and lush canopy of leaves add beauty to our countryside. You can climb trees, build a play house in their branches, picnic in their cooling shade, or just enjoy walking among them. But trees are valued not only for their beauty; they are an essential part of our natural environment, and provide mankind with an important natural resource. "What's in a Tree?" answers that question, from microscopic features to why are trees important? Discover how trees help our atmosphere and the effect of harvesting on our environment. Find out how a tree is utilized for paper and other products.
Author/Producer: TAPPI - Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry
Topic Areas Covered: Paper, Pollution Prevention, Sustainable development, Trees
Resource Type: Pamphlet
For Grade Levels: K-9
Publication Date: 1997
Length: 15 pages
Cost: Free (PDF download)
Is It Available For Loan? No
Is Training Necessary? No
Language: English
Educational or Informational: Educational
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Hidden Items: Forest
Geographic Location: U.S.
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Author/Producer Contact: TAPPI - Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry, Public Outreach Department
Address: P.O. Box 105113
Atlanta, GA 30348-5113
Phone: 1-800-291-3145

Our Message & Evaluation Criteria

  • Everything is made from natural resources and natural resources must come from somewhere.
  • The gathering and processing of all natural resources have environmental impacts.
  • Responsible production and use of wood - a renewable resource - is environmentally sound.

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