2011 National Forest Week September 18- To 24

15 Questions | Total Attempts: 59

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2011 National Forest Week September 18- To 24

September 18th - 24th is National Forest Week. Celebrate by spending time outside with our 'fir'y friends and and testing


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The official tree of the NWT is:  
    • A. 

      Paper Birch

    • B. 

      White Spruce

    • C. 

      Tamarack

    • D. 

      Douglas Fir

  • 2. 
    The inside of a tree is made-up of: :  
    • A. 

      Xylem

    • B. 

      Phloem

    • C. 

      Cambium

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
     If it was suggested you FireSmart your property, to protect it from wildfire,  where would you begin?
    • A. 

      Inside your home

    • B. 

      The first 10m around your home.

    • C. 

      30m from your home

    • D. 

      100m from your home

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is NOT an Ecoregion found in the NWT?  
    • A. 

      Taiga Plains

    • B. 

      Montane Plains

    • C. 

      Taiga Shield

    • D. 

      Cordillera

  • 5. 
    In one year, an acre of trees can absorb as much carbon as is produced by a car driven up to how many kilometres?  
    • A. 

      7,000km

    • B. 

      9,027km

    • C. 

      10.000km

    • D. 

      14,000km

  • 6. 
    What percentage of vascualr plants in the NWT are alien (intoduced non-native species whose introduction or spread has negative impacts)?
    • A. 

      3%

    • B. 

      6%

    • C. 

      9%

    • D. 

      12%

  • 7. 
    What could you do around your home to make it more FireSmart?
    • A. 

      Store your wood pile 10m from your home

    • B. 

      Remove all long grass, shrubs, branches, twigs and needles 10m from your home

    • C. 

      Prune the first 2 metres of branches on tree trunks around your home

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 8. 
    Dendrochronology is the science of calculating a tree's age.  It is done by:  
    • A. 

      Measuring the height of the tree

    • B. 

      Counting the tree's rings

    • C. 

      Measuring the diameter of the tree at breast-height.

    • D. 

      Counting leaves of the lowermost branches

  • 9. 
    Wildfires play an essential role in maintaining the health of our northern forests and ecosystems.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Non-timber forest products are botanical products, excluding wood, that grow in forests and that can be used as food, medicine or ornaments or for industrial purposes.  Which of the following is NOT an example of a non-timber forest product harvested in the NWT?
    • A. 

      Birch sap

    • B. 

      Xanthan gum

    • C. 

      Morel mushrooms

    • D. 

      Berry picking

  • 11. 
      What tree is used for the sturdiest fence post?  
    • A. 

      Jack pine

    • B. 

      Balsam polar

    • C. 

      Larch

    • D. 

      Black spruce

  • 12. 
    In terms of BTU's, which tree provides the greatest amount of heat?  
    • A. 

      White birch

    • B. 

      White spruce

    • C. 

      Jack pine

    • D. 

      Larch

  • 13. 
    When chewed and applied as a paste, which tree's leaves help soothe pain from a bee sting?  
    • A. 

      Willow

    • B. 

      Trembling aspen

    • C. 

      Balsam poplar

    • D. 

      Alder

  • 14. 
    What moss was traditionally used for lining a baby's diaper?   
    • A. 

      Sphagnum

    • B. 

      Feather

    • C. 

      Club

    • D. 

      Stair-step

  • 15. 
    Lichen is the preferred food source for which animal?    
    • A. 

      Moose

    • B. 

      Wolverine

    • C. 

      Caribou

    • D. 

      Bison

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