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The Forest Where Ashley Lives
This illustrated story is about a seven year old girl whose father works as a town forester. The story is interspersed with facts about trees and teaches children about urban forests, ecosystems, foresters, and photosynthesis as well as the differences between broadleaf, conifer, deciduous, and evergreen trees.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Primary (K-2)
  • Intermediate (3-5)
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Illustration - artistic
  • Text:
    • Book
  • Forestry
Technical requirements:
Adobe Acrobat reader
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2000, Iowa State University Extension (ISUE), all rights reserved. This book may not be copied, reproduced, or distributed under any circumstances without prior permission from ISUE.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-004-671
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • K-4:
      • C - Life science:
        • Characteristics of organisms
        • Life cycles of organisms
        • Organisms and environments
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Mark A. Vitosh
Iowa State University, Extension Forestry

Author: Ashley L. Vitosh
Crawford Elementary School

Contributor: John L. Smith
Iowa State University, Department of Forestry

Publisher: Iowa State University, University Extension