Urban Forestry Management Plans

Urban and community trees in Vermont cities and towns provide a multitude of benefits to residents, businesses, and visitors alike. Beyond the aesthetic values, trees provide often overlooked environmental benefits and economic boosts to downtowns, village centers, and urban neighborhoods. Unlike other public infrastructure, properly planted and maintained trees increase in value over time. To enjoy and maximize these benefits, communities must strategically employ thoughtful urban planning, proper arboricultural techniques, and updated management practices. The resources below support the development of a management plan to best care for and manage your community tree resource. 

Our brief Management Plan Guide explains how urban forest managers, tree committees, and tree wardens can create and refine an action plan or management plan for an urban or community forest.