School of Agriculture
Contest Description and Objectives:
Students will identify live tree specimens in the field. Between 20 and 25 trees will be numbered for identification. Below is a list from which the specimens will be chosen.
The species on this list are taken from the state FFA Tree & Shrub Identification Contest.
Alder, Speckled (tag) Locust, Black Apple, Common Maple, Ash-leaf (Boxelder) Ash, White Maple, Mountain Ash, Green Maple, Norway Aspen, Trembling Maple, Red Basswood, American Maple, Silver Beech, American Maple, Stripped Beech, Blue (Hornbeam, Musclewood) Maple, Sugar Birch, Black Oak, Pin Birch, Grey Oak, Red Birch, Paper Oak, White Birch, Yellow Pine, Black Cedar, Arborvitae (White) Pine, Red Cedar, Eastern, Red Pine, Scotch Cherry, Choke Pine, White Cherry, Wild Black Shadbush (Serviceberry) Chestnut, Horse Spruce, Black Cottonwood, Eastern Spruce, Blue Dogwood, Redstem Spruce, Norway Dogwood, Silky Spruce, Red Elm, American Spruce, White Fir, Balsam Sumac, Staghorn Fir, White (Concolor) Sycamore Fir, Douglas Tuliptree (Yellow Poplar) Hawthorne (Thornapple) Walnut, Black Hemlock, Eastern Witch-Hazel Hophornbeam, Eastern Yew Canadian Larch, American (Tamarack) Pre-Contest Preparation 1. the field study of specimens.
2. the study of multiple identification features for each specimen (i.e. leaves, bark, twigs and fruit for deciduous trees).
3. students should anticipate sparse foliage on deciduous plants on the contest date.
Team Composition: The contestants are limited to two member teams. Up to three teams can be entered. Contest Rules
1. Each contestant must work individually.
2. Each contestant will be required to identify the specimens by the common name listed above.
3. Each contestant must bring a clipboard and several pencils.
Contest Location and Starting Time(s)
Charlton Hall Room 117 at 10:30 a.m.
Prizes: High Team - Certificate
High Individual - Certificate and Scholarship
Second High Individual - Certificate
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