Vermont Arbor Day Conference

Vermont Arbor Day Conference 2019

Thursday, May 2, 2019


Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier


Registration is $40 before April 18th; $55 on April 19th and after.

*Lunch is included in the cost of the conference.

Registration is full! If you would like to be on the event wait list, please fill out this form: Conference Wait list

Conference Documents

2019 Agenda

Conference Map

Speaker Contact List

Parking Pass

Workshops include:

  • Invasive Pest Round Up
  • Town Forest Management
  • Emerald Ash Borer Round Table
  • Inventory Tools
  • Big Tree Preservation
  • Much more!

The keynote speaker is author, mountaineer, adventurer, athlete, and Vermonter Jan Reynolds, author of the book The Glass Summit: One Woman’s Epic Journey Breaking Through.

Using her own anecdotes from expeditions around the world, Reynolds will share stories and inspiration on motivation, teamwork, and overcoming challenges.

Some sessions will be eligible for continuing education credits. Stayed tuned for updates.

Read more about Jan Reynolds

Jan Reynolds' favorite things are to escape to an extreme environment and hang with the locals to learn about their culture and point of view. A resident of Stowe, Vermont, Reynolds is a medal-winner in World Cup biathlon and holds several high-altitude skiing and mountain climbing records. Reynolds is a prize-winning photojournalist whose intrepid adventures have taken her to every continent to photograph and record vanishing cultures, preserving their unique heritage for future generations.

Jan has lectured at the National Geographic Society, IBM, the Sierra Club, and many explorers’ clubs, universities and schools around the world. Her work has been featured in National Geographic, the New York Times, Vogue, Esquire, and several ski and outdoor magazines. Her Vanishing Cultures series for children won the prestigious Parents’ Choice Award. Reynolds uses the series to teach children about sustainability and what it means for our world.

About the Conference

The Vermont Urban & Community Forestry Program hosts a one-day conference held in honor of Arbor Day and all of the hardworking professionals and stewards that care for our community trees.

The Vermont Arbor Day Conference welcomes the stewards of Vermont's urban trees and community forests to enhance their technical skills, discuss relevant topics in urban forestry, and network with professionals and volunteers engaged in urban and community forestry.

The conference also celebrates Vermont's Arbor Day with a proclamation and recognition of Vermont Tree Stewards Awards and Tree CityTree Line, and Tree Campus designations.


Gwen at or 802-651-8343.

Past Conferences


Keynote: Diane Cook & Len Jenshel, authors & photographers of Wise Trees

2018 Agenda

Photos from the day


Keynote: Joe Murray, Consulting Arborist & Educator

2017 Agenda 

Photos from the day


Keynote: Tree Stories with Willem Lange

2016 Agenda 

Photos from the day