Vermont's Town Forest Centennial Kick-Off and Arbor Day Celebration

Date and Time:

April 28, 2015 (All day)


Montpelier, VT

Help us connect Vermonters to our town forests!

Join us for a day long celebration as we kick off Vermont’s Town Forest Centennial Anniversary and recognize Vermont Arbor Day at the State House in Montpelier. Come for all or part of the day.  We’ll be witnessing the reading of a Resolution by the Vermont Legislature to commemorate 100 years of establishing and caring for Vermont’s town forest, as well as the reading of Vermont’s Arbor Day proclamation.  It's a day to celebrate Vermont's deep tradition in and commitment to our urban and community forests. We hope to see lots of town forest advocates, users, community volunteers and partner organizations, in attendance so please help spread the word and be there!

RSVP encouraged but not required: click here to register. 

Schedule of Events                                                    

10:00am          Reading of Town Forest Resolution                                                

11:00am          Town Forest Centennial Press Conference                                

1:00pm            Arbor Day Ceremony

  • Reading of Arbor Day Proclamation
  • Announcement of Tree City, Tree Campus and Tree Line Award recipients
  • Tree Planting Ceremony

2:00pm           Natural and Cultural Walk through one of Vermont’s first City Forests, Hubbard Park

Rebecca Phelps, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation

Bob McCullough, Town Forest Historian and University of Vermont Professor