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The Indiana Urban Forest Council has a variety of educational materials available for download in PDF format. Please follow the links below for more information.
2014 Arbor Day Poster Contest 

You are invited to join the 2014 Indiana Arbor Day Poster Contest. This year's contest, "Trees are Terrific and Energy Wise," includes classroom activities designed to increase understanding of the importance of trees in our communities and the ways that they contribute to reducing energy consumption. You can find exact correlations to the revised Indiana Academic Standards (2010) for Science and Fine Arts listed for each activity so that you are not only meeting your requirements as a fifth grade teacher in Indiana, but are utilizing activities and lesson plans that are fun and proven.  The deadline for submissions Friday, April 11, 2014.

The use of part or all of the activities in the guide is encouraged, but not mandatory, for participation in the contest. 

View the Guidelines PDF(Color) 14MB

View the Guidelines (Black and White) 9
 a little artistic help:
 Drawing Trees using Basic Shapes
Here is a summary of what to expect: April 11th - Registration deadline and poster deadline for entries sent to regional judges. Regional judges will then rate entries and forward to the IUFC Board who will pick 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place winners. April 25th - Winners will be notified via email and posted on the IUFC Facebook page and the IUFC website. "Runner-ups" contest begins on IUFC Facebook page.  It will run for one week. May 2nd - Top 3 most popular runner-ups notified via email and posted on IUFC Facebook page.
Thank you very much for your interest and participation!​
See PDF map to identify your county's region.

Ann Brugos
City of Valparaiso
Attn: IUFC Arbor Day Poster Contest
166 W. Lincolnway
Valparaiso, IN 46383

P.O. Box 409
Carmel, IN 46082
Attn: IUFC Arbor Day Poster Contest

Joey Lynch
City of Greendale
488 Ludlow Street
Greendale, IN 47025
Attn: IUFC Arbor Day Poster Contest

Each school should conduct their own judging to determine School Winner(s) to be submitted for Regional Judging. Ideas on how to organize judging at the school-level can be found on page 35 of the poster guide book (Step 2: Create a Poster). Use the official rules (page 36) as a guideline for judging and note that each poster submitted to the Regional Judging Committee will be based on the rating system found on page 37.

Remember that each school may submit 1 Winner for every 12 participating students. Thus, if you have 84 participants, then you may submit up to 7 School Winners. In the case of odd numbers, such as 95 participants, then you may round up to the next whole number to get your maximum amount of School Winners. In the latter case, 8 School Winners may be submitted to your Regional Judging Committee.

School Winners' posters must be postmarked by Friday, April 11, 2014 to qualify.

These Newsletters are provided by IDNR Community & Urban Forestry.

A Cut Above: A Homeowners Guide to Proper Pruning
This Powerpoint presentation informs homeowners on the proper techniques and terminology for pruning trees.

The SUSI fact sheets are the results of a cooperative project between the Indiana Department of Natural Resources Community and Urban Forestry program and Indiana Urban Forest Council funded by a grant from the US Forest Service.

This page contains a variety of publications on trees and urban forestry.

Tree Stewards
The Tree Steward program focuses on a broad range of topics related to the urban forestry discipline. Courses are generally held every three months in all regions of the state.
 Educational Programs
IUFC sponsors three educational programs each year - a Winter and Summer Program as well as a Fall Conference. Each event is open to anyone interested in urban and community forestry.
 Previous Conference Presentations
 USDA Non-Discrimination Policy
The IUFC is funded in part by a grant from the U.S. Forest Service, an agency of the USDA. We would like to share with you that: 
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/ or employment activities.)

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Indiana Urban Forest Council
P.O. Box 409
Carmel, Indiana 46082
Tele: 317.517.9180