Kids and Families
Lots of ideas are out there for helping children appreciate and learn about native trees and the many benefits they bring to us and to wildlife.
Plant a tree with the child to grow as they do.
Have the child adopt a native tree that is already growing. Sit under it, get to know it, name it, write poems about it or letters to it.
Encourage the child to volunteer to spread the good news about native trees. Many of the ideas on our Volunteer page are suitable for children. Children want to make a difference in the world, and this is a practical way to do that.
Participate in City Nature Challenge in the spring, perhaps with mini challenges between neighborhoods, classes or schools.
Become a Tree Rescuer:
Survey your neighborhood for trees that are at risk from invasive vines and drop off a brochure for the landowner. This is meaningful work in which children and adults alike can make a real difference.
Guide to Tree Identification and Common Native Trees - For older teens and adults
Let’s Identify Common Native Trees - a very simplified dichotomous key