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 (4th- 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)

Resources

General

Pacing

Volume Estimation

Tree ID

Insect and Disease ID

YouTube videos by Alabama Extension for Juniors
*Series of short videos explaining each disease or insect*