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.
IUFC Urban Forestry Awards Nominations due August 10!!
The Indiana Urban Forest Council IUFC) Awards Program honors individuals, projects, organizations and Tree Stewards whose work enhances the environmental health of Indiana's cities and towns through urban forestry. Outstanding efforts in urban forestry, whether public or private, are eligible to be recognized in the competition. Awards are made in five categories. Each of the categories is explained in the Awards Program Guidelines. These categories were selected to make the competition between similar entities more equitable and more representative for all the participants. The awards are presented at the Annual IUFC Conference on October 12th, which has been held each fall since 1991.
Arbor Day Poster Contest
The votes have been tallied and Victoria Grant is our state winner. Karlee Reedy came in 2nd and Marissa Giles in 3rd. Congratulations to our finalists and thank you to all participants. Here is more info and Miss Grant's poster!
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!
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.