Following is a partial list of resources about trees. We will be adding more to this list over time.
The Vermont Urban & Community Forestry Program has published these four handy brochures on various aspects of purchasing and planting trees. Feel free
to download, print and share these great resources.
Planning to Purchase A Tree
Protecting Your Investment with Proper Planting Technique
The Right Tree in the Right Place
Brockman, Frank C.; Trees of North America, Golden Field Guides
Dirr, Michael; Manual of Woody Landscape Plants This is the bible of landscape plants.
Coombes, Allen J.; Trees , Dorling and Kindersley Handbooks
Pellet, Norman E. and Mark C. Starrett; Landscape Plants for Vermont, 2002 Edition. Available from UVM Extension Master Gardener Program
Pellett, Norman E.; Native Shrubs and Vines for Northern New England Landscapes. 2001. Available from The Friends of the Horticulture Farm, PO Box 64788, Burlington VT 05406-4788.
Petrides, George A.; Trees: Peterson First Guides
Petrides, George A.; Trees and Shrubs, Peterson Field Guides
Plotnick, Arthur; The Urban Tree Book: An Uncommon Field Guide for City and Town
Wyman, Donald; Shrubs for American Gardens
There are active volunteer tree groups in several Vermont communities. Some of these include the towns of: Brandon, Brattleboro, Burlington, Castleton, Lyndonville, Montpelier, Springfield, St. Johnsbury, South Burlington, White River Junction/Hartford.
Most towns have a Tree Warden (ask your town clerk who this person is) and many have a Conservation Commission. If your town doesn’t have an active group, consider consulting with a group in a nearby town until you know enough to start a group in your town. Assistance is available from your District Forester and other staff of the Urban and Community Forestry Program.