Special Forestry Opportunities in 4-H

State 4-H Forestry Training and Contest

The purpose of the 4-H Forestry Contest is to evaluate the practical forestry skills of youth. Participants compete in four areas: tree measurements; compass and pacing; tree identification; and a written examination. In combination, these skills help youth develop an appreciation of the need and importance of conserving woodlands as a source of income, raw materials, and enjoyment necessary for quality living. 

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Study Material for State Contest

Tree Measurement

National 4-H Forestry Invitational

4-H Foresters participate in forestry skills and knowledge events over two days of competition. Events include tree identification, tree measurement, forest evaluation, compass orienteering, topographical map use, forest insect and disease identification, forestry quiz bowl, and a written exam. Additional activities may include local tours, campfires and fun woodsman skill games.For more information, visit the National 4-H Forestry Invitational website!