Education Materials

Goods from the Woods Boxes:
There are more than 5,000 wood and paper products that we use and enjoy each day — everything from baby food and ice cream, to rayon and paint, to toothpaste, cosmetics, medicine and household cleaners. But what makes all of these products special is that they come from a renewable resource — trees.  The NCFA shares Goods from the Woods boxes at various events and they are available upon request.  Each box is loaded with 12 items and includes a description for the contents.

Lesson Plan: 

Overview: Every part of a tree can be used to make something. From wood to extracts from leaves, roots and back comes more than 5,000 products. In this class students will gain an appreciation of the value of trees and understand just how much we depend on trees in our daily lives.

Click here for a copy of our lesson plan. Most appropriate for students for grade 2 +.

Goods From the Woods – Wood Products Cards

Goods From the Woods-Parts of A Tree Cards

Create your own box! Click here for suggested items.

Teachers can request education materials by calling the NCFA at (800) 231-7723 or by e-mailing Amy Juliana at  Please include the address of your school and the quantity.

  1. Parts of a Leaf
  2. Tree Identification: Leaves
  3. Tree Identification: Fruit-Out of Print
  4. Parts of A Tree
  5. Forest Succession- Out of print
  6. The Carbon Cycle
  7. Birds of the NC Timber Forest
  8. Life Cycle of a Tree
  9. Goods from the Woods

Ask Roy
The NCFA recruited Roy Jarrard, a forester, to answer some basic forestry questions.  Click here to check out this question and answer session.

Publications and Documents

Careers in Forestry and the Wood Products Industry

Timber Buyer Profile

Procurement Forester Profile

Forest Health Specialist Profile

Lobbyist Profile

Program Manager Profile

Forest Ecology

Tree Identification

Forest Management

Glossary of Terms