Forestry staff provide technical assistance to municipal tree workers, tree board members, state park workers and others.
Staff also work with local communities to assist them in gaining a better understanding of their urban forest. Examples include:
The Connecticut Urban Forest Council brings together individuals from throughout Connecticut who are in an urban forestry leadership role. A range of organizations are represented on the council, including:
Learn more about the Connecticut Urban Forest Council.
Tree City USA and Tree Campus USA:
The criteria for designating a community as a Tree City USA and for the receipt of a Growth Award are established by the Arbor Day Foundation (ADF). The ADF reviews applications for these designations. For an application to be considered complete, it must receive the support of the State Forester.
The Urban Forestry Program in Connecticut is very active in working with the towns and cities throughout the state, helping them to understand and achieve the qualifying standards for Tree City USA.
To learn more about Connecticut's Tree Cities and its Tree Campus, visit the Connecticut Tree City USA webpage.
To learn more about the program at the national level, please visit the Arbor Day Foundation web site.
Arbor Day recognizes the importance of trees in our neighborhoods, towns, cities and daily life. In Connecticut, Arbor Day is celebrated on the last Friday in April.
Organizations and individuals throughout the state use this day as an occasion to
The Division of Forestry frequently participates in these celebrations. For example, Arbor Day is the traditional date for the awarding of Tree City USA honors.
While Arbor Day initially came about through the efforts of J. Morton Sterling in Nebraska, citizens of Connecticut also made significant contributions to the development of Arbor Day. One such individual was Birdsey Grant Northrop of Kent, CT.
Trees and Urban Forests: Learn More (General information)
Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station - (for questions relating to the health of individual trees and shrubs)
Content last updated November 28, 2016