We are pleased to announce just shy of $500,000 available in 2024 through three grant categories that will support a broad range of activities to support and grow urban and community forests statewide. Applications are due January 5th, 2024.
Municipal highway crews, public works staff, and parks crews are invited to learn the skills needed to guide risk trees safely to the ground using ropes and throw lines. Arborist Adam McCullough leads three day-long and hands-on trainings in Montpelier, Rutland, and St. Albans Town to share this effective and low-cost method to increase safety for all staff actively working with trees.
Announcing an employment opportunity: The Vermont Urban & Community Forestry Program will hire one skilled urban forester dedicated to supporting tree planting, care, and stewardship in communities across the state.
On June 1, 2023, the LGBTQIA2S+ Allies of Windsor in partnership with the Vermont Urban and Community Forestry Program and the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation, dedicated a flowering cherry planted at the Old Constitution House State Historic Site as a “LGBTQ+ Pride Tree”
The USDA Forest Service released a Notice of Funding Opportunity earlier this month for $1 billion available in Urban and Community Forestry Grants nationwide. Proposals are due June 1st for 5-year projects and local governments and non-profit organizations are eligible to apply.
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.