Outreach Activities

City of Bloomington Urban Forestry Program Support

Members of the BUFRG team have supported the City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department Urban Forestry Program through not only conducting inventories for the City, but also through writing grants to help the City obtain funding for the planting of trees and management of the urban forest.

Most recently, in the winter of 2014, former BUFRG student, Rachael Bergmann, worked with the Urban Forestry Program to write grants to plant trees and improve urban forest health in Bloomington. Through the award of two grants, the city was awarded a total of $17,425.00 from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources and ALCOA Foundation, which will result in 185 street tree plantings, 100 of which will replace ash trees removed due to Emerald Ash Borer. Past CIPEC students Matt Patterson and Nick Myers have previously supported the City with writing grants amounting to $10,355 in awarded funds.

Conference Proceedings

  • Mincey, S.K. and B.C. Fischer.  Bloomington, Indiana and Indiana’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs: Partnering for the Urban Forest. International Society of Arboriculture Annual Conference & Trade Show, July 25-28, 2008, St. Louis, MO. (Poster and Conference Proceedings)