Forest Products Week
The third Sunday thru the following Saturday in October is National Forest Products Week, proclaimed each October to increase public awareness of the variety of forest products we enjoy and depend on.
What do lumber, paper, lipstick, perfume and alternative energy have in common? These diverse products are all derived from trees!
While lumber and paper products are familiar commodities used every day, thousands of products such as lipstick and perfume utilize chemical ingredients from trees. Trees provide environmental and health benefits, such as shade, cleaner air, and cleaner water. Industry leaders are optimistic about research that shows "biomass" from trees could be a viable energy alternative to fossil fuels.
[ Footnote: In 1960, a Congressional Joint Resolution by the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives passed Public Law 86-753 which provided for the establishment of an annual 7-day National Forest Products Week beginning on the third Sunday in October]
- What Do We Get From Trees
- Web links to educational tree product information
- Project Learning Tree (PLT) - The following PreK-8 activities teach about tree products:
- Tree Treasures - 12
- We All Need Trees - 13
- Few of My Favorite Things -15
- Please Pass the Plants - 16
- Three Cheers for Trees - 30
- A Forest of Many Uses - 32
- Tropical Treehouse - 49
- Make Your Own Paper - 51
- Forest for the Trees - 69
- Resource-Go-Round - 82
- A Peek at Packaging - 84
- Trees for Many Reasons - 89
- Georgia PLT - are you an educator interested in a PLT workshop?