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Vermont Urban & Community Forestry Program News - May 23, 2016

posted at 1:54 pm Mon May 23rd, 2016 by (WherezIt_Staff)

TREEmail - Updates from the Vermont Urban and Community Forestry Program

Tree Steward Course Offered in Essex Junction 

We will be offering the SOUL Tree Steward Course this June, in-person at the Essex Junction Forest, Parks & Recreation office on the following Wednesdays: June 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 from 5:30 - 8:30 pm. Join the over 400 Vermont citizens in becoming a trained steward of our urban and community forests! Learn more about the program! Questions? Contact Gwen at

NEW Backyard Woods Program

This June, we are piloting a NEW program 'Backyard Woods'.  This is a four-week online program and each week we will explore a unit on the following themes: an introduction to your backyard and beyond; getting to know your woods; backyard woods projects; and developing a backyard woods action plan. Learn more and register!


i-Tree Software Workshop

June 1 & 15th: i-Tree tools are free and accessible online and this two-part workshop is intended to teach participants how to apply and promote i-Tree locally in order to make more informed decisions about tree management and stewardship. This workshop is intended for anyone involved and/or interested in urban forest management. Learn more here!

Join the VT UCF Council

The Vermont Urban & Community Forestry Council is seeking applications to fill three member seats. The Council is made up of 20 members and works with the Vermont Urban & Community Forestry Program to advise on strategic direction and support program delivery. Applications due by May 31. Learn more here.

Vermont's 2016 Tree Stewards

Each year the Vermont Urban & Community Forestry Council sponsors the Tree Steward Awards as a way to recognize Vermont’s community tree and forests champions. This year they were honored at our Arbor Day Conference.
Meet All 6 Recipients

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Upcoming Events

June 1, 10am-12pm & June 15, 9-4pm
i-Tree Workshop

June 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29
5:30 - 8:30pm 

Essex Junction
SOUL Tree Stewards

June 6- 27th
Washington County
Backyard Woods
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Arbor Day Conference Recap

We held the first ever Vermont Arbor Day Conference on Friday, May 6th. The UCF team (pictured below) would like to thank all who attended and presented; it was a great day!  Check out photo highlights by clicking here.



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Growing Works of Art Contest Winners

To help us celebrate and spread the word about Arbor Day, we invited students to participate in the celebration by creating art inspired by trees.  This year's theme was: Healthy Trees, Healthy Communities. Check out the winners here!
TREEmail is brought to you by the Vermont Urban and Community Forestry Program, an initiative of the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation in partnership with the University of Vermont Extension. Visit our website, WWW.VTCOMMUNITYFORESTRY.ORG. TREEmail is made possible in part by the USDA Forest Service, State and Private Forestry.  
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1 National Life Drive. Montpelier, VT 05620


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