VT UCF is a reliable resource and hub for Vermonters to be the best possible tree stewards. Here you will find an abundance of information on proper tree care, applications for state funding to grow and maintain our urban forests, educational programs, and links to outside resources and documents. Our Vermont Tree Selection Tool is also available online.  You can sort by topic using the sidebar or use the Resource Hub below to explore by content type. Enjoy!

Buying High Quality Trees

Discover guidelines for determining tree quality at time of purchase and for identifying problems with tree structure, roots, and injuries.

Equipment for Forest Nurseries

This resource provides an introduction and guide to machinery that is useful and sometimes necessary in running a nursery. It provides a list and description of machinery for every step in the process.

Good Tree Nursery Practices. Practical Guidelines for Research Nurseries

This resource lists useful principles and tips to keep in mind when preparing a nursery. Topics include: seedling quality, containers, substrates, fertilizers, nursery and plant hygiene, nursery environment and facilities, and nursery management. It also contains a section on useful internet sites to visit. In their own words the document, “provides a concise but thorough information on all aspects of raising high-quality planting stock.”

Northern Trees

This website offers a tree selector designed to help guide you through the process of tree selection, and provide a list of possible trees for your project.

Nursery Manual for Native Plants. A Guide for Tribal Nurseries

This resource addresses the unique issues people face when planting a native plant nursery. It covers topics from “initial planning through crop production, to establishing trials to improve nursery productivity into the future. The handbook is divided into four main sections: Getting Started, Developing and Nursery, Growing Plants, and Problem Solving.”

Nursery-Site Selection, Layout, and Development.

This resource outlines the steps a team should take for successful nursery site development. The components of development which must be considered include: skills of the planning team, nursery accessibility, administrative site, master plan, development program, and budget.