Public Policy

BrandonThese 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.

Tree Ordinances is a great online tool for understanding and developing policies for trees.  

Sample Existing Tree Ordinances and Policies in Vermont: