Wisconsin Christmas Tree Producers Association
Teacher Resources

Arbor Day is celebrated in Wisconsin on the last Friday in April. Arbor Day is a worldwide tree-planting holiday that has been celebrated in Wisconsin since 1883.

Go to the DNR page http://dnr.wi.gov/education/educatorresources/arborDay.html for ideas.

Worksheets/Activity pages (pdf):

Christmas tree math

Christmas trees, soil, recycle

Timeline Photo Story with word search

Christmas Trees Recycle- 2 sided

"Ring Around The Tree" Lesson Plan

Trees and Environment word search

"Trees Give Me" Lesson Plan

Coloring Sheets (pdf):

Bird feeder

Chipping trees

Providing for wildlife

Real trees recycle

Trees as a Windbreak

"Real Christmas Trees, Better for the Earth," A 2-sided coloring/activity sheet about recycling trees and why real trees are better than plastic trees.

"O Christmas Tree" (HTML),  a bibliography of delightful children's books for general use.
"O Christmas Tree" (PDF)

Links to other wonderful resources:

Christmas tree production lesson plans and classroom materials at RealTrees4Kids.org

Ag in the Classroom with lesson plans  www.wisagclassroom.org 

Kid-friendly version of growing Christmas trees: How Stuff Works

Wisconsin Agribusiness Foundation - provides 4th grade booklet "This Business Called Agriculture" and middle/high school Agriculture Career information:   www.wisagri.com

Education, Puzzles & Games from the National Christmas Tree Association

University of Illinois Extension: lots of great links pertaining to Christmas trees http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/trees/education.html

Environmental Education for Kids:http://dnr.wi.gov/eek/

LEAF: Learning, Experiences, and Activities in Forestry http://www.uwsp.edu/cnr/leaf/ 



The mission of the Wisconsin Christmas Tree Producers Association is to promote real Christmas trees, wreaths and greenery through marketing, and education of our members and customers by quality production of real farm fresh and fragrant products while protecting the environment.

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