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Helpful Resources

These tools can help you find the online and community resources you may need in your path to becoming a Tree Campus K–12 school.

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Find Your Urban and Community Forestry Entity

Many communities have a tree board or department dedicated to managing urban trees. This is often operated by local government or a parks and recreation organization. Your community forestry entity may be able to offer volunteer opportunities, expertise on local tree species and care, or the opportunity to talk to your students about having a career in trees.

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Possible Opportunities: volunteer opportunities, local tree expertise, classroom presentations

Find Out If Your City or Town Is a Tree City USA Community

Communities that participate in the Tree City USA program have made a commitment to their urban forest by meeting four standards, including an Arbor Day Observance. There may be an opportunity to join forces and share an event. With more than 3,500 Tree City USA communities across the country, chances are good that your school is located in or near one. Find out here.

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Possible Opportunities: volunteer opportunities, local tree expertise, classroom presentations

Find a Local Arboretum

An arboretum is a place where trees are grown in order to be studied or seen by the public. There may be a nearby arboretum where your students can study trees. In addition, many arboreta have educational programs in which your school may be able to participate. More than 850 arboreta are located across the country — check out the official list redirect to find one in your area.

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Possible Opportunities: educational resource, field trip opportunity

Find a Local Alliance for Community Trees Organization

Alliance for Community Trees is a network of community-based organizations dedicated to improving their communities through trees. This network can be a great resource for local volunteer opportunities. In addition, many of these organizations offer exceptional educational resources and programming. Find out if your school is near one of these organizations.

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Possible Opportunities: volunteer opportunities, local tree expertise, tree planting help, field trip opportunity, classroom presentations

Find Tree Planting and Care Education

The Arbor Day Foundation offers comprehensive tree care tips to guide you through selecting and maintaining the right tree.

Trees Are Good redirect provides the public with educational information about the benefits of trees and how to properly care for trees in the urban environment.

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Possible Opportunities: tree planting help

Find a Local Tree Expert

Professional tree care providers (arborists) are individuals knowledgeable in the care needed to sustain a tree's life and long-term benefits. Use the Trees are Good online directory redirect to find an arborist who may be able to help your school with tree questions and needs.

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Possible Opportunities: tree planting help, local tree expertise

Find Your Project Learning Tree Contact

Project Learning Tree redirect is an award-winning environmental education program. In addition to its standards-aligned curriculum, its network of state coordinators can connect you to local resources and assistance, ideas for incorporating environmental education into your classroom, and more.

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Possible Opportunities: educational resource

Visit the Learning Hub

The Tree Campus K–12 Learning Hub contains examples of tree-centric curriculum and activities that have the power to connect your students to trees.

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Possible Opportunities: educational resource

Find Your Local Conservation District

Conservation districts carry out natural resource programs at the local level and work directly with landowners to conserve and promote healthy soils, water, forests and wildlife. They also reach out to communities and schools to teach the value of natural resources and encourage conservation efforts. Many operate environmental education programs and sell affordable tree seedlings. Find your local conservation district here redirect to learn if they may offer resources to support you on your Tree Campus K-12 journey.

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Possible Opportunities: educational resource, local tree expertise, classroom presentations


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