University of Vermont senior forestry major Max Hertz will spend part of his final semester highlighting ash tree management in some of Vermont's municipalities and planting trees in downtown communities.
2022 saw an unprecedented investment in urban and community forestry. State programs, communities, and organizations will have access to funding and opportunities in the coming months and now is the time to plan, prepare, and dream big.
The 2022 Vermont Fruit & Nut Tree Grant Program supported the purchase and successful planting and care of trees and shrubs for 20 grantee groups at 54 community growing sites across the state of Vermont.
After 16 years with the VT UCF Program and UVM Extension, Kate Forrer is branching out to take on the role of Executive Director of the Vermont Woodlands Association. Before she left, Kate shared some highlights, lessons, and memories.
The Forest Matter video series was created to support municipal and regional planning efforts to address protection of forest blocks and habitat connectors while supporting the local forest products industry.
VT UCF was a partner in a comprehensive analysis of the economic contributions of urban and community forestry across the Northeast-Midwest region. Learn more about this study and the regional and Vermont-specific results.
The Arbor Day Foundation recently launched its Tree Campus K-12 Program to designate and recognize schools for tree education and stewardship. The Shelburne Community School is the first K-12 school in Vermont to apply for this designation.
The recipients are 20 different organizations and volunteer groups connected with community growing spaces at community gardens, community farms, schools, housing communities, libraries, non-profits, and more – serving people across Vermont.
Each year we're required to report to the US Forest Service on the educational, technical, and financial assistance that we provide to Vermont municipalities. Here are some highlights from federal fiscal year 2021!