Do you want to learn how to identify trees, the uses of trees, the benefits of trees, and the importance of our woodlands?  Then, the Forestry project is the place to start!  This project will lead to a greater enjoyment of the outdoors, along with an understanding of tree characteristics, which 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.

forestry project information

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How can you showcase what you learned?

Create an exhibit that shows the public what you learned in the forestry project.

What are the guidelines for showcasing/ exhibiting your project at the fair?
exhibit guidelines:
  • Cloverbud 4-H members: Exhibit any and as many of the activities that you complete from Purdue’s Mini 4-H Trees Manual and/or Purdue’s Mini 4-H Forestry Manual.
  • Classic 4-H members - scroll to bottom of this link for all information, including score cards, exhibit guidelines, record sheets, manuals, and publications

Note: A reference list must be included with your poster. 

Classic 4-H members: Could your project advance to the state fair? Yes   

How can you learn more about this project? (e.g., manuals, workshops)

These resources will be helpful when researching your project:

4-H Manuals:


Visit the Indiana 4-H’s Forestry webpage for more resources.