New brochure allows for self-guided tours in Shelburne

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The Shelburne Tree Advisory Committee has a new brochure that allows readers to take a self-guided walking tour through of a portion of Shelburne Village. Walkers can discover many special trees and historic buildings that are a part of the town’s landscape.

The brochure is called “Let’s Take a Walk! Exploring the Cultural Landscape in Shelburne Village,” and is 12 pages long and in full color, allowing readers to easily identify existing trees within Shelburne Village that were noted as part of a recently conducted tree inventory. The brochure is intended to aid the spread of awareness about trees in urban environments, and to advocate for the importance of having trees in a landscape such as Shelburne Village.

“We are so pleased to share the Shelburne self-guided walking tour brochure with residents, business owners, and visitors to Shelburne,” said Gail Henderson-King, chair of Shelburne’s Tree Advisory Committee. “It’s one way to experience historic Shelburne Village and learn more about our trees and buildings.”

The brochure was created by Frances Grubler, a Historic Preservation graduate student at UVM, who undertook the project in the fall of 2014. The Shelburne Tree Advisory Committee received a Mini Canopy Grant from the Vermont Urban and Community Forestry Program in 2015, along with funding from the Shelburne Tree Fund and the Town of Shelburne to be able to print the brochure and distribute it to local businesses and town venues. Those who are interested in taking a walking tour can pick up a copy of “Let’s Take a Walk!” at many locations throughout the Village, including the Pierson Library, the town offices, Shelburne Farms, and Shelburne Museum.

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