Welcome to Vermont:

Please leave your firewood at home!Learn More

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Burning bush

Takes over Vermont woodlands.Learn More

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Is Your Community Ready?

Encourage your town to plan ahead for tree pests.Learn More

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Think bittersweet wreaths are beautiful?

Think again. This plant's a killer.Learn More

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Spread the word

Not the wood!Learn More

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On the ground
Hildene staff and volunteers restore wetland buffer...
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The Upper Connecticut CISMA began to take form in late 2010 with agencies and individuals in Vermont seeking to collaborate....
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Learn more about how Hinesburg is managing invasives on conserved properties!
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Take action to protect our state's hemlock trees by scouting for hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) and report suspected sightings.
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Barberry and burning bush have been replaced by wildlife beneficial natives.
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The Upper White River Cooperative Weed Management Association (CWMA) is a collaborative effort....
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Sign up to look for nest sites of a ground-dwelling wasp called Cerceris fumipennis and help in our search for emerald ash borer (EAB).
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Town removes invasive barberry from landscaping
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The Montshire Museum creates stunning Woodland Garden using all natives...
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Once a hillside of goutweed and other invasives, the statehouse now boasts a beautiful native plant garden
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Educating about and managing invasive species within the Ottauquechee watershed. Want to learn more? Email ocisma@vinsweb.org.
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Buckthorn and honeysuckle are reducing regeneration of this forest. Learn how concerned residents are making a difference.
Featured Invasive
All that purple is no good for wildlife. Knock out new infestations right away!
Featured Invasive
This is the "Northeastern Kudzu". Beware of this seductive yet aggressively invasive plant.
Featured Invasive
Fall is the perfect time to control it. Learn more here...
Featured Invasive
Look in wetlands, ditches and roadsides for this fast spreading plant....
Featured Invasive
Emerald ash borer (EAB) is an exotic beetle that was discovered in southeastern Michigan near Detroit in the summer of 2002.
Featured Invasive
Japanese barberry destroys Vermont's woodlands
Featured Invasive
This member of the milkweed family is fairly new to Vermont. Monarchs lay their eggs on it but the larvae don't survive. Learn more...
Featured Invasive
Have an inpenetrable thicket of multiflora rose? Learn how to treat it...
Featured Invasive
This aggressive plant is found along all of Vermont's major rivers, negatively impacting riparian buffers and fish habitat.
Featured Invasive
But those fuschia leaves are not what we want in our woods!
Featured Invasive
People love bittersweet in fall wreathes and decorations....it wreaks havoc on Vermont's trees.
Featured Invasive
Look for shiny leaves and silver speckled berries tin the fall
Featured Invasive
The Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) is an invasive insect that feeds on certain species of hardwood trees, eventually killing them.

Events

October 18, 2014 - 8:30am
Scientists, practitioners, and citizens will share how we can work locally to shape our future urban forests and use them to help sustain our communities in the face of climate change.
November 1, 2014 - 9:00am
Come network, be inspired, and become even more effective voices for natural resource conservation at the local level.

Latest News

October 20, 2014

Scientists seek odds-defying ash trees. Researchers have found survivors in areas of fatal beetle infestations.

Federal scientists now believe there are a few extra hardy ash trees out in nature that have — for reasons unknown — defied the odds and held up against the highly destructive, green metallic beetle from China known as the emerald ash...

October 13, 2014

Local author, photographer track region's battle against Asian longhorned beetle

'So, what do you think?" writes Dr. Loree Griffin Burns.

"If cutting trees in one community today would save the trees in your backyard tomorrow, is it worth it?

"Would you feel the same way if you lived in that community...