Learn to plant and maintain strong, healthy trees that will thrive for generations.

Home Tree Assessment

Learning Objectives:

Students will be able to:

  • Assess the value of the urban forest in their home community.
  • Advocate for the further development of the urban forest in their home community.

Time: Homework assignment, allow for several days


For each student:


Distribute and discuss the Home Tree Assessment. Students will be evaluating the trees around their homes. Tell students that they will need to talk to their families before starting the assignment to address any safety issues involved with working outside of the house.

Direct families who are interested in planting trees in their communities to sactree.com.

Going deeper:

Encourage students to go beyond their home study areas to assess the value of the trees in their larger communities. Have them evaluate various streets and areas around community and shopping centers in their neighborhoods, and to talk to the people in their communities about the benefits of planting additional trees.