Tales from the field

In Search of Hearts

February 26, 2024

Each Valentine’s Day, hearts adorn every surface in my hometown of Montpelier,Vermont. A mysterious someone works in the night to plaster the town’s windows,walls, …
In Japanese, it is called shinrin-yoku. In English, it is called forest bathing. Forest bathing is a health-promoting practice that allows you to slow …
Winning entries from the 2023 Growing Works of Art contest sponsored by the Vermont Urban & Community Forestry Program. This initiative encourages K-8 students …
Spending summertime outside is a great way to reduce stress, be active and get a dose of vitamin D. Finding some shade can be …
With warmer weather, most people think about planting treesduring Earth Day and Arbor Day each year. However, it is important to bemindful of the …
There’s a difference between solitude and loneliness said Dame Maggie Smith. It’s true.  You can be perfectly content and connected while in solitude yet …

Twenty-Twenty-TREE

January 1, 2023

Everyone wants to be happier and healthier, right? With 2023 just around the corner, we’re all thinking about what our new year resolutions are …

Planting trees is Smart!

September 1, 2022

It’s back to school time in our urban and community forests!  We eagerly anticipate another opportunity to create a better future, a more resilient …
June is a month when many people are enjoying warmer temperatures and spending more time outside to “soak up the sun”: gardening, mowing the …
As the temperature drops and sunlight decreases, deciduous trees shed their leaves and turn their focus to internal storage and conserving resources. Oftentimes our …