UGA Extension Office

Forestry Judging

Forestry Judging is a competitive contest where 4-H'ers learn about one of Georgia's most valuable resources. Participants learn to identify trees, insects and diseases. They also participate in compass and pacing activities and learn how to complete saw timber volume estimations. Forestry Judging provides an opportunity for youth to gain a better appreciation for our local forest resources and how they contribute to our economy and quality of life.


Juniors (5th- 8th Grade) will learn

  • Identification of 44 species of trees
  • Identification of 31 forest insects and diseases
  • Tree Measurement Estimation
  • Pacing

Seniors (9th- 12th Grade) will learn

  • Identification of 70 species of trees
  • Identification of 53 forest insects and diseases
  • Tree Measurement Estimation
  • Compass and Pacing
  • Forest Site Evaluation Team Event (State Contest Only)

2017 Practice Dates

Practices are held in Room 210 of the Fayette County Administrative Complex. This year we are holding practices twice a week, on Mondays and Wednesdays. We will cover similar topics in both meetings, so you only need to come to one or the other unless you would like extra practice!  

August 2nd- 4:00-5:30 pm 

August 7th- 4:00-5:30 pm 

August 9th- 4:00-5:30 pm

August 14th- 4:00-5:30 pm 

August 16th- 4:00-5:30 pm 

August 21st- 4:00-5:30 pm 

August 23rd- 4:00-5:30 pm 

August 28th- 4:00-5:30 pm 

August 30th- 4:00-5:30 pm 

September 5th- District Forestry Contest


1418905415-71245800
Maple Leaf
leaf
Loblolly Pine Needles
redbud