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.
The Indiana Urban
Forest Council would like to thank all of our members and supporters over the
last 26 years. We so appreciate and value all of you who have supported our
mission to expand and improve our urban forests.
Unfortunately, as we continue to face increasing challenges and reductions in
the municipal arborcare industry, we find that our agency is no longer able to
function effectively. Therefore, after much deliberation on input from our
Executive Director, our Board Advisory Committee, and our membership, the IUFC
Board of Directors has unanimously approved a decision to dissolve IUFC as of
October 31st, 2016.
In 2010, the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) was launched to protect and restore
the Great Lakes. Two of the main goals of GLRI are managing invasive species and
restoring habitat to protect native species. To help accomplish these goals, the US Forest
Service (USFS) is accepting proposals from Cooperative Weed Management Areas
(CWMAs) and other similar organizations for invasive plant management projects in the
Great Lakes Basin. There will be a webinar to discuss the grant application. Here are the details, October 28.
Community and Urban Forestry Assistance Grants
The Community and Urban Forestry (CUF) program with the Indiana
Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry is announcing its
2016 Community and Urban Forestry Assistance (CUF-A) grants to
Here is information on a grant orientation webinar. This
webinar on October 13th will provide an overview of the new online application process by DNR
State Coordinator Carrie Tauscher and case study examples of possible projects
by Davey Resource Group Project Manager Aren Flint.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information
about joining the noon webinar.
This year, with the exception of the official state form,
applications will be submitted digitally.
If you have questions, please contact Carrie Tauscher,
State Community and Urban Forestry Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org 317-234-4386.
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!