Municipal Tree Inventories

An important part of any municipality's urban and community tree program is the "boots on the ground" inventory. From knowing the overall species composition of your town's trees to estimating the age and size of canopy cover, a municipal tree inventory serves as a baseline for future tree planting, maintenance needs and budgets, and tree removal. Most importantly, conducting a tree inventory gets you outside looking at trees and talking to the people who live and play near them.

Municipal volunteers, staff, student groups, and non-profit groups can contact our program to receive free and in-person training to conduct a Municipal Tree Inventory using our digital platforms.

In these trainings, we discuss:

  • Who will conduct the inventory
  • What geography the inventory will encompass
  • How to use the free applications ArcGIS Field Maps and ArcGIS Survey 123 to collect location, species, condition, and management guidelines about trees.
  • How to take and view current and past photos of each tree in the inventory
  • Any previously collected tree inventory data and how we can update it
  • A plan and timeframe to update or complete each section of inventory
  • How to view, sort, filter and print data as it is collected and once it is complete.

Button - Using Your Municipal Tree Inventory     Button - Start Your Inventory

To start your inventory (or ask any questions before starting), contact Joanne Garton, Technical Assistance Coordinator for VT UCF, at joanne.garton@vermont.gov or 802-249-4217.

Hinesburg Public Tree Inventory

Inventory Assistance

Since 2013, the majority of VT UCF's tree inventory support of Vermont communities has fallen under two initiatives: municipal tree inventories and roadside ash tree inventories.

We support municipal tree inventories on a request basis (first come, first served). If you are interested in assistance, please contact Joanne Garton, Technical Assistance Coordinator for VT UCF, at joanne.garton@vermont.gov.

Completed Inventory Reports

Barre City (2015)

Brattleboro (2015)

Bristol (2014)

Charlotte (2016)

Chester (2016)

Colchester (2012-13)

Essex Junction (2013-14)

Hinesburg (2015)

Hyde Park (2017)

Irasburg (2021)

Johnson (2014)

Lyndonville (2015)

Middlebury (2014) Inventory Update (2016)

Milton (2015)

Newport City (2016)

Northfield (2014)

Plainfield (2015)

Rockingham (2015)

Shelburne (2014)

Springfield (2015)

St. Albans City (2015)

Stowe Village (2016)

Swanton (2014)

Thetford Hill (2018)

Vergennes (2014)

Waterbury (2016)

Windsor (2016)

Winooski (2014) Inventory Update (2015)

 

  • Barre City Public Tree Inventory

    Barre City Public Tree Inventory

  • Essex Town: Public Tree Inventory Planning Meeting

    Essex Town: Public Tree Inventory Planning Meeting

  • Chester Publice Tree Inventory

    Chester Publice Tree Inventory

  • Hinesburg Public Tree Inventory

    Hinesburg Public Tree Inventory