Urban Forestry: Laboratory Exercises

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Description: The curriculum in this program has been developed for the elementary, middle and high school levels. Each level builds on the other, and forms a thread of skills that are upgraded at each level. Each exercise is complete, enabling students to gather data about urban forests. The program has been divided into two components. The first component is for the development of your school's own arboretum, or tree walk, and herbarium. The second component of the program is the ability tiered curriculum presented in the form of student laboratory exercises and accompanying teacher's guides. The guide has five areas of activities: 1. Tree identification and inventory, 2. Characteristics of the trees, 3. Soil conditions for trees, 4. Conditions of the trees, and 5. Tree care and planting.
Author/Producer: Gary Kupkowski, et al./USDA Forestry Service
Topic Areas Covered: Trees, Soils Urban Forestry
Resource Type: Curriculum, Book
For Grade Levels: K-12
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Length: 200 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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Geographic Location: U.S.
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Author/Producer Contact: USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station
Address: 11 Campus Blvd., Suite 200
Newtown Square, PA 19073
Phone: (610) 557-4017
Email: Email Form

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  • Everything is made from natural resources and natural resources must come from somewhere.
  • The gathering and processing of all natural resources have environmental impacts.
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