Volunteer Resources

Volunteers are the heart and soul of local community forestry programs. Much of the great work that is happening in Vermont is attributed to the cadre of volunteers who lend their time and expertise to care for their community's tree canopy. These resources have been gathered to support your good work whether you're a Tree Warden, Tree Board Member, SOUL Tree Steward, Forest Pest First Detector, or interested citizen; there are many ways Vermonters get involved to care for canopy.

Tools to Support Your Group

Tree Board University is a free online training course that will help you learn more about trees, about people, and about serving a citizen advisory role in your city, town, or village.

Tools for Holding Effective Public Meetings was developed by the Planning Commissioners Journal and highlights tips and resources to support effective public meetings at the local level.

Archived webinars are a great way to learn from home at anytime. 

Staying Connected

Stay in touch with us! We'll share the lastest tools and resources, events, and share community forestry stories taking place throughout Vermont. 

Vermont Listserves

Green Infrastructure Roundtable shares information and supports disscussion around low impact development and green stormwater infrastructure. 

Association of Vermont Conservation Commissions provides information and resources of interest to Vermont conservation commissions.

National Organziations

Alliance for Community Trees: ACTrees builds the capacity of local tree groups to plant, sustain, and advocate for trees. They offer networking opportunites, educational materials and financial assistance. 


It's important to celebrate your good work. We offer two opportunities to reconigize the amazing people and places that hallmark urban and community forestry in Vermont. We also support several programs through the Arbor Day Foundation that recognizes successful and sustainable community, campus and utility programs. Don't forget this important step - celebrate!

Tell Others Why Trees Matter

Sharing why trees matter is an important task of local tree groups. The Urban and Community Forestry Appreciation Tool Kit provides a variety public relations materials for communities.