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.
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!
Our Board Fundraising Challenge Grant will be fully matched by the challenging donor who challenged us to raise $15,000 in new dollars. As a team we raised $15,046 in 2014, with the match that will be $30,046. This has been our most successful year yet! A very special thank you to all the new donors, new private grants, new partnerships and our challenger.
Emerald Ash Borer Increase
Read the latest press release from the DNR concerning the new infested counties.
year, the National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council (Council)
polled attendees at the Partners in Community Forestry Conference in Pittsburgh
and learned that you'd like to have more input into Council activities.
We listened to your feedback and have worked diligently this year to gather
additional input from our Urban and Community Forestry (UCF) constituencies
throughout the country. As we prepare to finalize the 2016 UCF Challenge
Cost Share Grant Program, please take the time to complete this brief survey
and help inform the categories for our next grant cycle! https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NUCFACpoll2014
Webinar: 3 Design Issues that Impact Long Tern Health of Urban Trees
Wednesday, December 10, 1:00-2:00 PM EST. The three decisions of spacing between trees, size of the tree opening, and water harvesting into soil below paving will be discussed by James Urban in this webinar.
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 provide 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. This RFP closes February 2, 2015. The funding opportunity supports green infrastructure and urban forest restoration projects in communities.