American Grove

American Grove


Vermont Grove

VT Urban and Community Forestry Program

Making life in Vermont a shade better.

Members: 55
Latest Activity: Aug 26, 2013


Welcome to Vermont’s Grove!

The Grove is an online community that brings together nature enthusiasts to plant trees and protect the urban tree canopy. Once you become a member, you can share your experiences and engage with others by uploading pictures and videos, discussing tree-related topics and getting updates on local news.


To join, you must first become a member of The Grove. Then, you can 'Join' Vermont's Group page by hitting the 'Join' button on our page.


Vermont's Grove is supported by Vermont's Urban and Community Forestry Program: a collaborative effort between the Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation, the University of Vermont Extension, and the USDA Forest Service. If you have questions, contact us at:


- The UCF Program Staff

News, Events, & Discussion

Shade and salt tolerant species for Zone

Started by Administrator Jan 24, 2013.

Vermont’s 2012 Tree Stewards are Announced

Started by Danielle Fitzko Dec 14, 2012.

New Monthly Feature: Guess the Bud

Started by Kate Forrer Nov 14, 2012.

Winners of the 2012 Hall of Horror Tree Blooper Contest

Started by Kate Forrer Nov 7, 2012.

Landscape Architecture in Burlington 1 Reply

Started by Neil Norton. Last reply by Jason Baker Oct 5, 2012.

NEWS: August Forest Health Update 1 Reply

Started by Danielle Fitzko. Last reply by Administrator Sep 5, 2012.

Become a Forest Pest First Detector

Started by Caitlin Cusack Aug 28, 2012.

DISCUSSION: Did you get caught with your trees down? 1 Reply

Started by Kate Forrer. Last reply by Danielle Fitzko Jul 26, 2012.

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Found in Bennington County by Volunteer Forest Pest First Detector 1 Reply

Started by Caitlin Cusack. Last reply by Xaxakwetet Little Tree Jul 18, 2012.

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Comment by Administrator on December 3, 2012 at 1:21pm

Looking Good Vermont!

The following state groups are the most visited for 2012 year to date (pageviews):

  1. Iowa (1,331)
  2. Vermont (891)
  3. North Carolina (470)
  4. Georgia (382)
  5. Colorado (363)
Comment by Kate Forrer on June 7, 2012 at 10:46am

Check out the tree selection tool on Northern Trees to help you select a site appropriate species. 


Comment by Danielle Fitzko on June 7, 2012 at 10:42am

Join Branch Out Burlington! this Saturday, June 9th from 10 -12 for a Fantastic Tree Walk at Ethan Allen Homestead with Warren Spinner, City Arborist. Free.

For more information visit:


Comment by John Snell on May 14, 2012 at 7:24am

Any thoughts for shade- and salt-tolerant trees for a spot on State Street in Montpelier that gets very little sun?

Comment by Dennis C. McCarthy on March 25, 2011 at 4:39pm

Kate - Danielle, just joined and can't wait for the scenery to look like the picture above here in Winhall.  The grove is full of snow for the next couple of weeks anyway, here in Winhall.  Stay well, Best Dennis

Comment by Danielle Fitzko on March 25, 2011 at 6:27am
The USDA Forest Service is working on a project to identify surviving American elms to test for tolerance to Dutch elm disease (DED). They are working to increase the genetic base of DED tolerant trees and the 1st step in this process is to identify possible survivor trees. They are looking for American elm trees at least 24" DBH in areas that have had DED and that have not been treated with fungicides. We are asking foresters and others involved in American elm work to watch for these elm trees, and if they see one, to please enter its GPS location and DBH on our website:

They will compile the elms in a database, prioritize them for sampling, collect a few small branches, graft them at our lab, and test them for DED-tolerance.  

Comment by Neil Monteith on March 23, 2011 at 2:57pm
Kate:Thanks I've been grooving in the Grove this afternoon

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