Municipal Tree Inventories

VT UCF's municipal tree inventory approach and tools have been developed to engage community members 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 the benefits of trees and types of tree inventories appropriate for communities throughout Vermont.  

Since 2013, the majority of VT UCF's tree inventory support of Vermont communities has fallen under two initiatives: municipal tree inventories and ash inventories to support community preparedness for emerald ash borer.  We support municipal tree inventories in Vermont on a request basis (first-come, first-served).   

Our program-supported municipal tree inventory tools utilizes the ArcGIS Field Maps and ArcGIS Survey 123 applications. They are conducted on mobile devices (smartphones or cell-enabled tablets) and are supported by the GIS team at the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources.  Over 20,000 municipal trees in 29 Vermont cities, towns, and villages have been inventoried.  Communities that use the ArcGIS Field Maps and ArcGIS Survey 123 applications also have the option of viewing and managing their data online through a web map (address and login details supplied by request).  

If you are interested in assistance conducting a muncipal tree inventory, please contact Joanne Garton.  

Completed Inventory Reports

How to view municipal tree data on VT ANR's online Natural Resource Atlas - currently on hold as of Sept. 2022

  • 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".