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People Who Work in the Woods


The Forest's Best Friends
Foresters study the forest and protect it.

In the Forest, Lots of Scientists Study Lots of Things.
They study plants. They study animals. They study bugs. They even study fish.

At the Nursery
People who work in nurseries grow new trees. They may start with a tiny seed. When the tree is big enough, they move it to a new home.

Cutting down trees is a big job. Trees must be cut to make paper and houses and furniture. Planting new trees is a big job, too.


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Next lesson - Let's Plant a Tree

This information is taken from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources Kids for Trees. For more information and activities about trees, check their website.

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