The field of forestry management is not confined to the natural areas and forests of Vermont, but extends to the urban and rural spaces where trees play important roles. The trees in public parks, along roadsides, town greens, and municipal forests compose our urban and community forests and merit careful stewardship. The Vermont Urban & Community Forestry (VT UCF) program is a collaborative effort between the Department of Forests, Parks, & Recreation, the University of Vermont Extension, and the USDA Forest Service, State and Private Forestry. The program provides technical and financial assistance as well as educational programs and products for the management of trees and forests in and around Vermont communities. The mission of VT UCF is to lead citizens, businesses, and governments in understanding the value of urban and community forests and promote civic responsibility for and participation in the stewardship of these resources for this and future generations.”
Since 1991, the program has been guided by a small staff and a twenty-member advisory council. The council meets quarterly to share information and advise the program; its members come from various professional associations, non-profits, educational institutions, tree boards, regional officials, and state agencies.
VT UCF hosts another website where many of these pages will link to.