# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Community Forestry and Tree Management The National Council for Agricultural Education: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Content Standards Correlation by Task

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The National Council for Agricultural Education: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Content Standards Correlation by Task

In this course, the following tasks/competencies reinforce the standards listed beside them. Teachers may identify additional reinforcements in locally developed instructional materials.

Task/Competency Number Task/Competency Statement Standards
45 Explain the aesthetic value of trees. The National Council for Agricultural Education: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Content Standards: NRS.02.03. Analyze how modern perceptions of natural resource management, protection, enhancement, and improvement change and develop over time. ♦ PS.04.01. Evaluating, identifying, and preparing plants to enhance an environment.
46 Explain the environmental benefits of trees. The National Council for Agricultural Education: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Content Standards: NRS.01.05. Apply ecological concepts and principles to terrestrial natural resource systems.
47 Explain the social value of trees. The National Council for Agricultural Education: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Content Standards: NRS.02.03. Analyze how modern perceptions of natural resource management, protection, enhancement, and improvement change and develop over time.
48 Explain the economic value of trees. The National Council for Agricultural Education: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Content Standards: NRS.02.04. Examine and explain how economics affects the use of natural resources.
49 Explain the health value of trees. The National Council for Agricultural Education: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Content Standards: NRS.02.03. Analyze how modern perceptions of natural resource management, protection, enhancement, and improvement change and develop over time.
50 Describe the ways in which trees are classified and named. The National Council for Agricultural Education: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Content Standards: NRS.01.01. Apply methods of classification to examine natural resource availability and ecosystem function in a particular region. ♦ PS.02.01. Classify plants according to taxonomic systems.
51 Explain the anatomy of trees. The National Council for Agricultural Education: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Content Standards: PS.02.02. Apply knowledge of plant anatomy and the functions of plant structures to activities associated with plant systems.
52 Explain the physiology of trees. The National Council for Agricultural Education: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Content Standards: PS.01.01. Determine the influence of environmental factors on plant growth. ♦ PS.02.03. Apply knowledge of plant physiology and energy conversion to plant systems.
53 Identify native and nonnative woody species. The National Council for Agricultural Education: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Content Standards: NRS.01.02. Classify different types of natural resources in order to enable protection, conservation, enhancement, and management in a particular geographical region. ♦ PS.02.01. Classify plants according to taxonomic systems.
54 Explain how to identify the age of the tree. The National Council for Agricultural Education: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Content Standards: PS.02.02. Apply knowledge of plant anatomy and the functions of plant structures to activities associated with plant systems.
55 Explain the factors that influence tree growth. The National Council for Agricultural Education: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Content Standards: PS.01.01. Determine the influence of environmental factors on plant growth. ♦ PS.01.02. Prepare and manage growing media for use in plant systems. ♦ PS.01.03. Develop and implement a fertilization plan for specific plants or crops. ♦ NRS.01.05. Apply ecological concepts and principles to terrestrial natural resource systems. ♦ NRS.02.02. Assess the impact of human activities on the availability of natural resources. ♦ NRS.04.03. Prevent or manage introduction of ecologically harmful species in a particular region.
56 Explain the characteristics required of trees living in urban areas. The National Council for Agricultural Education: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Content Standards: PS.01.01. Determine the influence of environmental factors on plant growth. ♦ NRS.02.02. Assess the impact of human activities on the availability of natural resources. ♦ NRS.02.03. Analyze how modern perceptions of natural resource management, protection, enhancement, and improvement change and develop over time. ♦ PS.04.01. Evaluating, identifying, and preparing plants to enhance an environment.
57 Describe the desirable and undesirable characteristics of various tree species. The National Council for Agricultural Education: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Content Standards: NRS.01.06. Apply ecological concepts and principles to living organisms in natural resource systems.
58 Explain ecological factors impacting the establishment of trees in a developed area. The National Council for Agricultural Education: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Content Standards: PS.01.01. Determine the influence of environmental factors on plant growth. ♦ NRS.01.05. Apply ecological concepts and principles to terrestrial natural resource systems.
59 Compare the site characteristics of open and developed spaces. The National Council for Agricultural Education: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Content Standards: NRS.01.05. Apply ecological concepts and principles to terrestrial natural resource systems. ♦ NRS.02.02. Assess the impact of human activities on the availability of natural resources. ♦ NRS.02.03. Analyze how modern perceptions of natural resource management, protection, enhancement, and improvement change and develop over time. ♦ ESS.02.03. Examine and summarize the impact of public perceptions and social movements on the regulation of environmental service systems.
60 Evaluate a landscape plan that uses woody plants. The National Council for Agricultural Education: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Content Standards: PS.04.01. Evaluating, identifying, and preparing plants to enhance an environment.
61 Evaluate a development plan that uses woody plants. The National Council for Agricultural Education: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Content Standards: NRS.01.01. Apply methods of classification to examine natural resource availability and ecosystem function in a particular region. ♦ ESS.03.05. Apply ecology principles to environmental service systems. ♦ PS.04.01. Evaluating, identifying, and preparing plants to enhance an environment.
62 Interpret tree ordinances. The National Council for Agricultural Education: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Content Standards: NRS.02.01. Examine and interpret the purpose, enforcement, impact, and effectiveness of laws and agencies related to natural resource management, protection, enhancement, and improvement (e.g., water regulations, game laws, historic preservation laws, environmental policy, etc.). ♦ ESS.02.01. Interpret and evaluate the impact of laws, agencies, policies and practices affecting environmental service systems.
63 Explain the benefits of proper tree maintenance. The National Council for Agricultural Education: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Content Standards: NRS.04.01. Demonstrate natural resource protection, maintenance, enhancement, and improvement techniques.
64 Identify conditions that signal a need for tree care. The National Council for Agricultural Education: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Content Standards: NRS.04.01. Demonstrate natural resource protection, maintenance, enhancement, and improvement techniques.
65 Describe various types of tree care. The National Council for Agricultural Education: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Content Standards: NRS.04.01. Demonstrate natural resource protection, maintenance, enhancement, and improvement techniques.
66 Describe types of damage that can be caused by trees. The National Council for Agricultural Education: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Content Standards: NRS.02.02. Assess the impact of human activities on the availability of natural resources.
67 Identify signs and symptoms of tree disease. The National Council for Agricultural Education: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Content Standards: NRS.04.02. Diagnose plant and wildlife diseases and follow protocols to prevent their spread.
68 Identify the causes of disease in Virginia's common trees. The National Council for Agricultural Education: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Content Standards: NRS.04.02. Diagnose plant and wildlife diseases and follow protocols to prevent their spread.
69 Explain how tree diseases are transmitted. The National Council for Agricultural Education: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Content Standards: NRS.04.02. Diagnose plant and wildlife diseases and follow protocols to prevent their spread.
70 Explain the importance of sanitation in preventing tree diseases. The National Council for Agricultural Education: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Content Standards: NRS.04.02. Diagnose plant and wildlife diseases and follow protocols to prevent their spread.
71 Evaluate the damage done to urban forests by pests. The National Council for Agricultural Education: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Content Standards: PS.03.03. Develop and implement a plan for integrated pest management for plant production. ♦ NRS.04.02. Diagnose plant and wildlife diseases and follow protocols to prevent their spread. ♦ NRS.04.03. Prevent or manage introduction of ecologically harmful species in a particular region.
72 Identify signs and symptoms of an insect infestation. The National Council for Agricultural Education: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Content Standards: PS.03.03. Develop and implement a plan for integrated pest management for plant production. ♦ NRS.04.03. Prevent or manage introduction of ecologically harmful species in a particular region.
73 Identify categories of pests. The National Council for Agricultural Education: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Content Standards: NRS.01.02. Classify different types of natural resources in order to enable protection, conservation, enhancement, and management in a particular geographical region. ♦ PS.03.03. Develop and implement a plan for integrated pest management for plant production.
74 Describe conditions that encourage insect infestation. The National Council for Agricultural Education: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Content Standards: PS.03.03. Develop and implement a plan for integrated pest management for plant production. ♦ NRS.04.03. Prevent or manage introduction of ecologically harmful species in a particular region.
75 Explain integrated pest management (IPM). The National Council for Agricultural Education: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Content Standards: PS.03.03. Develop and implement a plan for integrated pest management for plant production.
76 Explain management concerns related to non-insect pests (e.g., deer, rabbits, pigs, plants). The National Council for Agricultural Education: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Content Standards: NRS.04.01. Demonstrate natural resource protection, maintenance, enhancement, and improvement techniques. ♦ NRS.04.03. Prevent or manage introduction of ecologically harmful species in a particular region.