Louisiana Arbor Day – Education Resources

Helping you Celebrate the Value of TREES

This online collection of resources is brought to you courtesy of Arbor Day Foundation, Louisiana Department of Agriculture & Forestry and LSU Ag Center. We hope these resources will help educate and inspire for a more green world. All links below are in PDF format or zipped pdfs, compressed files.


Native Tree Growing Guide for Louisiana:  What to plant • Kinds of trees and their growing patterns • Simple steps for planting a tree • Taking care of trees

How to Plant a Containerized Tree

How to Plant a Bare-Root Tree

How a Tree Grows

Life in a Tree Cookie

Urban Forestry: The benefits of urban trees / Urban Tree Facts

Hurricane Info Series (zip): Hurricane-Resistant Urban Forests… choosing, preparing, saving trees

Bald-Cypress: Louisiana’s State Tree

The Life of the Forest:  A Seed Takes Root / The Living Forest / Anatomy of a Tree

Why Leaves Change Color

Products of the Forest

Adopt a Tree Booklet


Backyard Woods Guide

Backyard Woods encourages landowners to make their own backyard woods as productive and enjoyable as possible. Each chapter in this 44-page, full-color booklet includes information to get you started on developing your Backyard Woods, activities that the entire family can participate in, and much more.

Backyard Woods Guide (pdf),  Backyard Woods Tip Sheets (zip)