The National Arbor Day
Foundation - has many educational tools, which are designed to
help young people understand the importance of trees, tree
planting, and wise environmental stewardship. A wide variety of
curriculum kits, booklets, tapes, posters, flyers, newsletters, and
other materials prepared by the Foundation are available to
teachers and educators. A pocket-sized tree identification booklet
is available by clicking on their Teaching Youth About
Is That? - an interactive guide that takes you through a series
of questions and diagrams to help you identify a particular tree.
Sponsored by TreeLink and the National Arbor Day Foundation.
TreeLink - this site was
created to provide information, research, and networking for people
interested in urban and community forestry. Funded by a major grant
from the National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council
(part of the USDA Forest service), TreeLink provides many resources
such as educational materials, how-to guides, and a good
comprehensive list of national and local resources.
University Department of Forestry & Natural Resources -
provides listing of resources for Urban Forestry issues. Also,
site has many on-line educational exercises and resources.
of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry, Urban Forestry
Office - Provides information about Indiana forests, urban
forestry issues, can send materials to be used in the classroom,
and provides a link to Project Learning Tree which is an
award-winning environmental education program. Indiana's PLT
program has reached thousands of educators across the state with
material that helps teach both students and teachers how, not what,
USDA Forest Service, St. Paul
Field Office - provides an extensive list of online
materials for teachers to use with elementary, middle and high
school students. An excellent one is
Identifying Trees and Developing a Class Herbarium, suitable
for all age levels.
Department of Natural Resources, Division of Nature Preserves -
provides information on old growth forests, nature preserves of
Indiana, and other information and references.
State Arboretum Tree Walk - another excellent tree walk on the
campus of Idaho State University. While many of the trees are only
found in the western part of the United States, it is still an
informative and visually appealing site to visit.
Environmental Education Center - provides many links to
curriculum resources and activities for a variety of environmental
Hayes Arboretum, Richmond,
Indiana - a 466-acre park with many trees that are part of
Indiana's old growth forest.
Morton Arboretum, near
Chicago, Illinois - The Morton Arboretum's living collections
represent one of the most comprehensive collections of woody plants
in North America.