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.

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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.

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Become a Tree Rescuer: Survey your neighborhood for trees that are at risk from invasive vines and drop off a brochure for the landowner.

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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.

Give the child a copy of the Junior Arborist Activity Book. You can print it from this pdf.

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Resources for teachers

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  • A great book for teachers is Plantwise, put out by the Ontario naturalists

  • Project Learning Tree is a national curriculum on tree, which can be used for professional development credits