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Vermont has a long history of managing its forests for multiple uses, including timber, fuelwood, wildlife habitat, and recreation. In addition to the 4.5 million acres of land that are traditionally view as forestland, another forest type touches our lives everyday: our urban and community forests. These forests comprise street trees, trees in parks and village greens, and trees on municipal forest lands. These public trees provide numerous environmental, social, and economic benefits, however, they are not always managed as a community resource. In Vermont, assistance for urban and community forest activity is provided by the Urban & Community Forestry (UCF) Program.