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.
2015 IUFC Arbor Day Poster Contest Begins
Registration for this 5th Grade poster contest has officially begun and lasts through mid-April 2015. More details regarding lesson plans and specific rules will be posted in a few days. Click here to go to the online registration form. There is some more information on our Education page.
Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities
EPA grantee Project for Public Spaces and its partner Livability Solutions will provde free technical assistance to help 8-10 communities address challenges working towards becoming more livable and sustainable. Click here for information.
Five Star & Urban Waters Restoration Grant Program
The Five Star & Urban
Waters Restoration Grant Program seeks to develop community capacity to sustain
local natural resources for future generations by providing modest financial
assistance to diverse local partnerships. There will be a webinar for potential applicants on November 18. This RFP closes February 2, 2015. The funding opportunity supports green infrastructure and urban forest restoration projects in communities.
Emerald Ash Borer University
(EABU) is a free webinar series created to bring awareness, education and
information about tree pests and diseases. Webinar participants are involved in
live presentations given by experts from communities, universities, and state
and federal organizations who deal with these issues. The presentations end
with question and answer sessions.
Tree care companies,
arborists, urban foresters, landowners, educators and others involved in tree
management will find these webinars beneficial. The EABU webinars are held on
Thursdays (unless otherwise noted) for one hour, at 11 a.m., Eastern Time, beginning November 6 and
running to December 18. Check here for the full line-up.