Public Policy

BrandonThese resources are intended to inform communities of the policies that exist surrounding their town's public trees.

Tree Ordinances and Policies Overview This resource outlines what a tree ordinance is, the benefits of having an active tree ordinance, and the process of establishing a tree ordinance.

Tree Ordinance Guide "This guide is intended to act as a tool for Vermont communities as they consider developing a tree ordinance."

Guidelines for Public Hearings for Tree Removals This resource describes when a tree removal public hearing is necessary and the steps to holding a public hearing.

Tree Ordinances This resource defines the different categories of tree ordinances. It then takes the reader through the steps of evaluating the need for a tree ordinance and the steps of creating one.

Sample Existing Tree Ordinances and Policies in Vermont: