Ask a master gardener: Help protect Vermont forests

As you hit the trails this winter, take a close look at Vermont’s forests. Some trees are threatened by invasive forest insects, and in some places, you might be the only one to spot them. The three pests to be on the lookout for when exploring our forests are the emerald ash borer, hemlock woolly adelgid and Asian longhorned beetle. If you see signs of any of these pests, take photos, snag the GPS location and submit your findings at using the Report It! link.  The emerald ash borer, an inv … (read more)

Opinion: Forests are Vt.’s key to the climate crisis

I look forward to hearing the sweet whistle of the White Throated Sparrow every spring, but am increasingly worried about losing their beautiful voices from Vermont. The White Throated Sparrow and many other forest birds like the Scarlet Tanager, Hermit T … (read more)

Loggers offered a deal on certification

MONTPELIER — Professional logging contractors in Vermont are being encouraged to take advantage of a unique new opportunity to becomeMaster Logger-certified at half the cost through a grant from the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation. The … (read more)

Grants available to businesses who add value to Vermont forests

MONTPELIER — The Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation (FPR) announced the availability of a new grant program to support businesses engaged in adding value to forest products with costs related to permitting.  The Vermont Value-Added Forest Product … (read more)