Dr. Arbor Talks Trees

Resources

Tree Curriculums

Neighborwoods Guidebooks
http://www.treelink.org/docs/neighborwoods/
Discover your neighborwoods.

Project Learning Tree
http://www.plt.org/cms/pages/21_21_9.html
An environmental education program of the American Forest Foundation

A Tree for Every Child
http://www.americanforests.org/resources/kids/a_tree_for_every_child/
The project allows you to teach your students the benefits and rewards of planting trees.

Trees for Kids
http://www.inhs.uiuc.edu/chf/pub/tree_kit/
Activities and lesson plans from the Illinois Department of Conservation.

Real Trees for Kids
http://www.realtrees4kids.org/
The story and science of tree farming.

Trees for Kids and Trees for Teens
http://www.iowadnr.com/forestry/treesforkids.html
The goal of these programs is to educate students about the value of trees and to encourage tree-planting projects at schools and other public areas around the state of Iowa.

Tree and Forest Guide
http://www.42explore.com/treesforests.htm
Activities and information about trees and forests.

Tree Organizations

USDA Forest Service
http://www.fs.fed.us/
The original site of the U.S. Forest Service.

National Tree Trust
http://www.nationaltreetrust.org/index.cfm
Promotes healthy communities by providing resources that empower people to grow and care for urban and community forests.

American Forests
http://www.americanforests.org/
American Forests is a world leader in planting trees for environmental restoration, a pioneer in the science and practice of urban forestry, and a primary communicator of the benefits of trees and forests.

National Arbor Day Foundation
http://www.arborday.org/
Promotes trees and Arbor Day.

International Society of Arboriculture
http://www.isa-arbor.com/home.aspx
A worldwide professional organization dedicated to fostering a greater appreciation for trees and to promoting research, technology, and the professional practice of arboriculture.

Illinois Arborist Association
http://www.urbanforest.org/treecareers
This website is for the association for tree care professionals in Illinois.

Tree Canada Foundation
http://www.treecanada.ca/index_e.htm
The foundation provides education, technical assistance, resources and financial support through working partnerships to encourage Canadians to plant and care for trees in an effort to help reduce the harmful effects of carbon dioxide emissions.

Tree Information

Tree Benefits
http://www.treelink.org/docs/29_reasons.phtml
Twenty-nine reasons for planting trees.

Trees of Canada
http://www.treecanada.ca/publications/pdf/aboreal_emblems.pdf
Descriptions of the official trees of Canada's provinces and territories.

Careers in Arboriculture
http://www.isa-arbor.com/careersInArboriculture/flowchrt.aspx
Learn about the many career paths in arboriculture.

50 Careers in Trees
http://www.urbanforest.org/treecareers
Detailed descriptions of tree careers.

Tree Flashcards
http://www.treelink.org/flashcard/index.phtml?iValue=B
General information about over 500 trees.

British Trees
http://www.british-trees.com/index.htm
A wealth of information about native British trees.

North Dakota Tree Handbook
http://www.ag.ndsu.nodak.edu/aginfo/trees/handbook/ndhand-1.htm
A handbook on how to develop community tree plantings.

Teaching Youth about Trees
http://www.arborday.org/kids/teachingyouth.cfm
A cornucopia of classroom activities and games.

Arboretums in the United States
http://www.aabga.org/
Here's how to find an arboretum near you.

Arbor Day Tree Farm Adventure
http://www.arbordayfarm.org/treeadventure.html
Visit this tree-themed attraction in Nebraska.

National Register of Big Trees
http://www.americanforests.org/resources/bigtrees/measure.php
A listing of the biggest tree in the United States.

How to Measure a Tree
http://www.americanforests.org/resources/bigtrees/measure.php
Learn how to measure the height and spread of a tree.

Tree Care Information
http://www.treesaregood.com/treecare/treecareinfo.asp
Tree care information for your backyard.

Tree Musketeers
http://www.treemusketeers.org/index.asp
Kids planting trees around the world.

Miracle of Fall
http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/fallcolor/
Learn all about what happens to trees in the fall.

Autumn Foliage Changes
http://harvardforest.fas.harvard.edu/research/leaves/autumn_leaves.html
This site will introduce you to those fall color changes and the science behind them.

Illinois Tree Selection
http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/treeselect/
Choose a tree to plant in you backyard.

Christmas Trees and More
http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/trees
Learn all the facts about Christmas Trees.

What is that tree?
http://www.arborday.org/trees/wtit/
You can identify most trees by studying their leaves, seeds, and fruit. This animation will help you learn to identify these characteristics and take a "step-by-step" approach to arrive at the name of your tree.

Tree Databases

Virginia Tech Tree Fact Sheets
http://www.cnr.vt.edu/dendro/dendrology/factsheets.cfm
You can search for trees by state, province or zone.

British Tree Guide
http://www.british-trees.com/guide/home.htm
An introductory guide to native British trees.

Common Trees of Pennsylvania
http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/forestry/commontr/index.aspx
A selection of 62 trees common to Pennsylvania.

Southern U.S. Tree Fact Sheets
http://hort.ifas.ufl.edu/trees/
Over 650 fact sheets of trees commonly growing in Florida and the South.

Trees of the Pacific Northwest
http://oregonstate.edu/trees/con/index.html
A guide to common conifers.

Trees of North America
http://www.na.fs.fed.us/spfo/pubs/silvics_manual/table_of_contents.htm
Detailed descriptions of conifers and hardwoods of North America.

Trees of Michigan
http://forestry.msu.edu/uptreeid/
Descriptions of 54 tree species common to Michigan.

National Register of Big Trees
http://www.americanforests.org/resources/bigtrees/register.php
A listing of the biggest trees in the U.S.

University of Connecticut Tree Database
http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/
A database of trees, shrubs and vines.

North Dakota Tree Handbook
http://www.ag.ndsu.nodak.edu/aginfo/trees/handbook/ndhand-1.htm#medium
A handbook of common North Dakota trees.

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