These resources are intended to support municipalities and citizens in understanding and developing public policies to promote, maintain, and protect community trees.
Tree Ordinances and Policies Overview outlines what a tree ordinance is, the benefits of having an active tree ordinance, and the process of establishing a tree ordinance.
Tree Ordinance Guide is intended to act as a tool for Vermont communities as they consider developing a tree ordinance.
Guidelines for Public Hearings for Tree Removals describes when a tree removal public hearing is necessary and the steps to holding a public hearing.
Making Your Community Forest-Friendly: A Worksheet for Review of Municipal Codes and Ordinances: a new publication from the US Forest Service and the Center for Watershed Protection.
Tree Ordinances is a great online tool for understanding and developing policies for trees.