VT UCF's public tree inventory approach and tool have been developed to engage citizens in the care and management of their trees and forests, and help them to identify, prioritize, and take action on the management needs identified in their inventory. Our Vermont Tree Inventory Guide highlights benefits of trees and types of tree inventories appropriate for VT communities.
Since 2013, the majority of VT UCF's tree inventory support of Vermont communities has fallen under two initiatives: public tree inventories and ash inventories to support community preparedness for emerald ash borer. We support public tree inventories in Vermont on a request basis (first-come, first-served).
Our state-supported public tree inventory tool utilizes the ArcGIS Collector application, is conducted on mobile devices, and is supported by the GIS team at the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources. Over 20,000 public trees in 29 Vermont cities, towns, and villages have been inventoried. All inventory data can be viewed on the Agency of Natural Resources' online Atlas tool (see instructions below). Communities that use the ArcGIS Collector application also have the option of managing their data online once the inventory is completed using our Urban Tree Editor tool (by request).
If you are interested in collaborating with us on a public tree inventory, please contact Joanne Garton.
Completed Inventory Reports
Essex Junction (2013-2014)
Winooski (2014) and Winooski Update (2015)
Middlebury (2014) and Inventory Update (2016)
St. Albans City (2015)
Barre City (2015)
Newport City (2016)
Stowe Village (2016)
Waterbury Village (2016)
Hyde Park (2017)
Thetford Hill (2018)
Use the map below to explore the Vermont public tree inventory. Either pan and zoom to a town that we've worked with on a public tree inventory or enter an exact street address (with town included). Use the "+" and "-" in the upper left corner to zoom in and out. The tree icons are color-coded based on tree condition; green is Good, yellow is Fair, orange is Poor, red is Dead, and gray is a potential tree planting location. Click on any individual tree icon to see the data that was collected on that particular tree, such as the species and size.
How to view public tree data on VT ANR's online Natural Resource Atlas Using the browser of your choice go to the Agency of Natural Resource's Atlas Tool. Zoom into a town whose public trees have been inventoried using our tool; the layer won't show up until zoomed in fairly close. In the pane on the left of the screen click for the "map layers" tab at the bottom. Expand the "Forests, Parks, & Recreation" heading. Click on "Urban Tree Inventory" and the trees should all show up. Zoom in and click on any individual tree; a summary of that tree will pop up. Click on "View Additional Details" at the bottom and the data collected on the tree will appear in the pane on the left of the screen. Scroll to the very bottom of the pane and if there was a photograph taken of the tree when it was inventoried, it will appear as a link under "Attachments".