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Two Perfect Books to Kickstart Your Child's Nature Education

By April 13, 2010

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"Dear Steve,

I stumbled upon your "Make a Tree Leaf Collection". It is very good and showed us the step by step process. My family is loving camping and nature stuff. We see lots of trees but didn't know their names. I want to teach my kids (10 year old boy and 8 year old girl) how to name these plants and trees. Do you have any more papers or books recommended for this subject?" - Wei

I sure do! You really have to have the right approach to keep a kid's attention when teaching them about trees. Two very good books are available as nature starter kits for children. I recommend Stikky Trees and Take a Tree Walk. Check out my reviews:

Laurence Holt Books - Cover - Stikky Trees

Jane Kirkland - Cover - Take a Tree Walk


May 4, 2009 at 10:56 am
(1) Charles E. Akers says:

I am amazed at how many of the links to your articles are broken. I click on a link to continue reading and boom! i am taken to a page with a totally new subject.
What gives?

May 4, 2009 at 11:30 am
(2) forestry says:

Thanx Charles.

I actually don’t see any off the blog. I am well aware that with the thousands of links I maintain, some could be broken or changed content – especially off site links.

It would be helpful if you could point to the ones you found lacking…

April 19, 2010 at 9:00 am
(3) Marian Good says:

In reading your newsletter today I was wondering if you had posters to purchase that give the wonderful 7 slide series “use the tree parts to identify a tree”.

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