California 4-H State Field Day 

In-person State Field Day
May 27, 2023
UC Davis Wellman Hall and Hart Hall

Virtual State Field Day Contests
May 10-20, 2023


Forestry Contest

Register for Robotics Contest

In person at State Field Day, May 27, 2023, 9:30am-2:30pm

All youth ages 9-18 can register.   

About the Forestry Contest

The Forestry Contest is new to State Field Day! Contest specifics are almost complete, but potential exhibitors can expect to test their knowledge of tree identification, topographic map reading, and general questions about the field of forestry.

The contest provides opportunities for you to:

  • Increase your knowledge of forestry and knowledge related to forest management
  • Expand your ability to identify various forest trees
  • Better understand basic cartography


Questions? Please contact

Competition Coordinator: John Trammel at

Results will be shared during the Awards Ceremony on May 28, 2023.

Certificates and pins will be mailed to UCCE 4-H county offices.

*Pending that a full and qualified group of members competes



  • General Forestry - 10 questions (10 points)

  • Tree Identification (10 points)

  • Topographic Maps (10 points)

    • Participants will have to read USGS topographic maps at a scale of 1:24,000 and identify 8 map symbols and geographic features. 

    • Participants will need to determine the elevation difference from one feature to another (this requires them to understand contour lines)

    • Lastly, they will need to measure the distance from one location to another using a map scale and ruler

    • Study resources are on the national website

  • Forest Health - Insects and Diseases (10 points)

    • Youth will need to identify 5 different insects and 5 different diseases.  All pulled from the national list. 

    • Identification will include either the physical insect or evidence of the insects.