Forestry Facts for Kids

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19 Forestry Facts for Kids

  1. Forestry is the art and science of forest management.
  2. Forestry focuses on the management, conservation and usage of forests.
  3. Forestry plays an important role in the health of forests all around the world.
  4. A person who studies and works in the forestry field is called a forester.
  5. A forester works to find an even balance between human and environmental needs.
  6. People who work in the forestry industry typically work with a local, state or federal government agency. Logging companies and conservation groups are another source of employment for foresters.
  7. In 2019, it’s estimated that 36,100 people were working in the forestry industry in the United States.
  8. In 2019, a forester had an average annual salary of $62,410 or $30.01 per hour.
  9. A forester will plan, supervise and monitor tree harvests. They attempt to protect the forest and reduce the harm caused by harvesting timber and transporting it out.
  10. A forester will plan, supervise and monitor the regeneration of a forest after timber has been harvested.
  11. A forester will work to keep a forest health and protect it from pollution, diseases, invasive species and wildfires.
  12. A forester will plan, supervise and monitor the culling of land and trees to prevent forest fires.
  13. The United States Forest Service is the largest forestry government agency in the world.
  14. The U.S. Forest Service manages over 193 million acres of land in the United States.
  15. In 1708, the University of Giessen in Germany added the first course on forestry to its curriculum.
  16. In 1785, German silviculturist Heinrich von Cotta established the first school dedicated to forestry in Germany.
  17. In 1800, formal training for forestry was established at the Russian Naval Cadet Corps Academy.
  18. In 1842, the French National School of Forestry because the national training institute for foresters in France.
  19. In 1898, the Biltmore Forest School was opened, and it was the first forestry school in North America.

Find More Facts About Forestry

  • About Forestry – Discover the science field of Forestry on the U.S. Department of Agriculture website.
  • What is Forestry? – Learn what forestry is on the University of Kentucky website.
  • Forestry Terms – Find descriptions for popular terms used in the field of forestry on the University of Wisconsin–Madison website.
  • Forestry – Wikipedia – Read more about the field of forestry on the Wikipedia website.