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The Indiana Urban Forest Council, established in 1991, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the public awareness of protecting, expanding and improving Indiana's urban forests. The Council serves as a resource and liaison concerning urban forestry issues within the state and nation.

Trees provide services like filtering pollution, slowing stormwater runoff, increasing property value, and shading buildings in the summer. Learn more by watching the video.
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Urban Forestry Internship   
The City of Carmel is looking for a summer intern. This opportunity provides valuable insight into the field. Information is here  
Funding Opportunities   
Check out this list for grant possibilities for your programs.   
i-Tree Workshops   
The Urban Natural Resources Institute is hosting monthly webinars for i-Tree. Each one will focus on a different aspect of the i-Tree Suite.   
Urban Tree of the Year   
The Society of Municipal Arborists has chosen Zelkova serrata 'Musashino' as its 2016 Urban Tree of the Year. The yearly selection must be adaptable to a variety of harsh urban growing condidtions and have strong ornamental traits. Congratulations Musashino!  
USDA Community Forest Program Proposed Rule  
Please read the proposed rule in the Federal Register and send in your comments.

SUMMARY: This proposed regulation would allow Community Forest and Open Space Program (Community Forest Program) grant recipients to issue conservation easements to funding entities and, in some circumstances consistent with the program’s purposes, convey community forest land to other eligible entities. The proposed regulation would also clarify definitions of program-specific terms, streamline the application process, and implement Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Department of Agriculture’s Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (2 CFR parts 200 and 400).

The public comment phase for the proposed rule is open until March 7, 2016.  Send written comments to:
​USDA, Forest Service
Attention: Maya Solomon, Cooperative Forestry Staff
1400 Independence Avenue SW., Mailstop 1123
Washington, DC 20250-1148

Electronic comments may be sent to If comments are sent electronically, do not duplicate via regular mail. 

Please direct questions to Neal Bungard,​

Annual Awards   
Congratulations to our 2015 IUFC Award Winners! 
Project: Greening of Griffith
Individual of the Year: Steve Gutzwiller
​Organization: Greendale Tree Board
Business: Charlotte Creek Nursery & Bluegrass Farms
Tree Steward: Elizabeth Jarvis
Thank you very much for your service, our cities and towns benefit greatly from your work.​
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Indiana Urban Forest Council
P.O. Box 30663  
Indianapolis, Indiana 46230 
Tele: 317.517.9180