This was presented by Joanne Garton as a part of a series of contributed talks from the 2022 FEMC Annual Conference. To learn more about the conference, visit: https://www.uvm.edu/femc/cooperative/conference/2022. Updates to the Vermont Municipal Tree Inventory Tool are allowing volunteers, municipal staff, and students of all ages to collect current and precise information about the location, condition, history, and future needs of trees in public ways and public places. Paired with updated public tree policy and legislation, municipalities are using this state-supported tool to feed into urban tree management plans and the budgets they require to grow healthy tree canopy. Joanne Garton, the technical assistance coordinator for the Vermont Urban & Community Forestry Program, tells how three communities are utilizing these urban tree inventory tools, compares these free tools to commercially-available platforms, and explains how small and forested municipalities can still benefit from inventorying and assessing trees along roadsides, on village greens, and anywhere where people walk, drive, live, or play.