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The 4-H Forestry program helps youth to gain a strong understanding of trees, forest management, and environmental issues.  It also provides hands on learning experiences that helps individuals develop skills to become better managers of forested land.

4-H Forestry offers Junior and Senior level opportunities. Participants will learn how to manage and conserve a variety of forest habitats by acquiring skills in tree species identification, timber measurement, insect and disease identification, compass and pacing, and evaluating forest growth.

We Want to Help Youth to:

  • Develop awareness and appreciation of the need and importance of conserving natural resources.
  • Acquire information and understanding of practical forestry skills.
  • Develop citizenship and leadership knowledge and skills.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills by participating in state-level forestry judging activities.
  • Receive recognition for accomplishments.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Forest habitat management and conservation
  • Identification of tree species
  • Tree Measurement
  • Identification of forest insects and diseases
  • Compass and Pacing
  • Forest stand evaluation
  • Critical thinking, decision making, communication, and team building skills

Download a PDF of State Manual and Study Guide, 4HYD-2426.



To see all of the Alabama 4-H Forestry videos, check out the video playlist. 


For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations, contact Extension Communications and Marketing at 334-844-5696 or extcomm@aces.edu.

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