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)

2018 Practice Dates

Practices are held in Room 210 of the Fayette County Administrative Complex. This year we are holding practices on the following Mondays from 4:30 pm-6:00 pm.

July 23rd- 4:30 pm-6:00 pm

July 30th- 4:30 pm-6:00 pm

August 6th- 4:30 pm-6:00 pm

August 13th- 4:30 pm-6:00 pm

August 20th- 4:30 pm-6:00 pm

August 27th- 4:30 pm-6:00 pm

September 4th- District Contest in Rockdale County

 


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