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The Indiana Urban Forest Council offers several programs including awards and educational meetings.

Awards Programs
The Indiana Urban Forest Council Awards Program honors individuals, projects, civic groups, businesses, tree boards, volunteers and municipal agencies, which enhance the beauty of Indiana's cities and towns. Outstanding efforts in urban forestry, whether public or private, are eligible to be recognized in the competition.
Here are the Awards Program Guidelines​. Categories have been updated for 2015. Entry deadline is September 18. Please send nominations as a Word document  to Greg Shaner at
Outstanding Project Award
Greening of Griffith (2015)

Outstanding Individual of the Year
Steve Gutzwiller, Milan (2015)

Outstanding Organization
Greendale Tree Board (2015)

Outstanding Business of the Year
Charlotte Creek Nursery & Bluegrass Farms (2015)

Elizabeth Jarvis (2015)
2010 Award Photos
Past Winners
Leaves of Faith 
The IUFC has joined with Hoosier Interfaith Power & Light (H-IPL) in a new program called Leaves of Faith to bring greater canopy cover throughout the state by planting and caring for trees on land owned by congregations of many faith traditions. Here is an overview of the program. We held a webinar August 26, 2015. You may see the PowerPoint here. Join us in this project by contacting us
Continuing Education Fund
The Indiana Urban Forest Council is pleased to offer educational funds to current IUFC members.
Funds can be used to attend local, state, or national seminars or conferences.
Preference is given to members who have not previously received an educational scholarship from IUFC.
A member can receive funds only once per calendar year.

To request funds:
Complete the Scholarship Application Form and email it - along with a link to the conference brochure or schedule of events to Holly Jones at
Please allow up to 10 business days for a reply. The Indiana Urban Forest Council Executive Committee will review applications.
The scholarship recipient will pay all expenses up front. Up to $500.00 of expenses may be covered. No financial match is required. Allowable expenses are registration (no side trips or special conference package trips), lodging and round-trip transportation (airfare or mileage at $0.55 per mile per 2009 IRS guidelines, shuttle from airport to conference center.) Meals and car rental are not included.                     
After attending the event, the scholarship recipient is to scan and email to IUFC:
-receipts indicating date and place (no receipt, no reimbursement)
-an agenda of the conference with attended sessions highlighted
-the completed & signed in-kind form
Request for reimbursement of expenses must be submitted within 10 business days of the event completion.
Recipients are requested to share the information gathered from the seminar or conference through a written or oral presentation. Examples include: Speaking at an IUFC meeting, writing an article for the Canopy, creating a presentation for the traveling display or any other acceptable presentation material.
If you have any questions, please contact:
Holly Jones, Executive Director
Phone: 1-317-517-9180

The IUFC continuing education scholarship program is funded through the IUFC urban forestry grant from the Indiana DNR, Division of Forestry, Community and Urban Forestry program via USDA Forest Service funds.

reviewed annually by the Board of Directors​
Download the Application Form
Educational Programs
The IUFC annually hosts a winter and summer program and a fall conference. Each of these events is open to anyone that has an interest in urban and community forestry. These events are discounted to our members.

Community and Urban Foresty
US Forest Service
DNR Division of Forestry
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Indiana Urban Forest Council
P.O. Box 30663  
Indianapolis, Indiana 46230 
Tele: 317.517.9180