Students develop an understanding of the practices for maintaining a healthy forest ecosystem through the help of professional foresters. They learn species identification, forest structure and dynamics, and a variety of management approaches.

The Forestry section of the NH Envirothon will deal with the basic knowledge of forest types and facts that influence their diversity and use. Generally, your study should concentrate on the basics of how trees function and their importance to the forest ecosystem. You should focus on forest types, composition, identification and characteristics, important insects and diseases of New Hampshire forests, and the benefits of forest land and forest management practices. The Forestry test will also include a few questions on the impact of nitrates and phosphates on water quality, and methods to reduce these impacts in agricultural and forest settings.


Current Year Resources 

Learning Objectives
Tree Identification

Tree ID Video from the NHE Forestry Team 

Trees List

Tree Key

Tree ID Tips

i-Naturalist - identifying trees, plants, pests, invasive species, wildlife signs

Seek - identifying flora and fauna - experts weigh-in - an app by iNaturalist

Ecosystem Connections
Forestry Measurements, Calculations & Tools
Past Land-use & Management

Reading the Forested Landscape, by Tom Wessels 

Reading the Forested Landscape Videos by Tom Wessels

     Part One 

     Part Two

     Part Three

Forest Forensics: A Fiield Guide to Reading the Forested Landscape, by Tom Wessels


Simple Forest Survey Guide


The Forested Landscape Lesson Series

Silvicultural Principles for NH


How to make your own tools...

DBH Tape


Biltmore Stick Paper Template

Possible apps to use...

i-Tree App - Measures carbon storage. Check for operating system requirements.  

 GLOBE Observer App - Measures tree height. Phone must have magnetometer to use.

Forestry Connection to 2022 Current Issue:

Matter flow/energy cycling

Pests and Invasive Species

Forestry Resource Team

  1. Dawn Dextraze, Education & Outreach Specialist, Sullivan County Natural Resources Dept. and Conservation District, ddextraze@sullivancountynh.gov

  2. Karen Hoey, US Army Corps of Engineers, Karen.W.Hoey@usace.army.mil

  3. Josh Levesque, US Army Corps of Engineers, joshua.s.levesque@usace.army.mil

  4. Kyle Lombard, Forest Health Program Coordinator, NH Dept. of Natural & Cultural Resources, Kyle.Lombard@dncr.nh.gov

  5. Sue Cox, Conservation Education, US Forest Service, susan.m.cox@usda.gov

  6. Samantha Schupp, Park Ranger, Army Corps of Engineers, Samantha.N.Schupp@usace.army.mil