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.
Urban Forestry Internship
The City of Carmel is looking for a summer intern. This opportunity provides valuable insight into the field. Information is here.
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!
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
Maya Solomon, Cooperative Forestry Staff 1400
Independence Avenue SW., Mailstop 1123 Washington, DC 20250-1148
Electronic comments may be sent to
firstname.lastname@example.org. If comments are sent electronically, do not duplicate
via regular mail.
Please direct questions to Neal Bungard, email@example.com
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.