TreeLink was established in 1996 to create a national urban forestry communications hub. Today TreeLink serves as an information repository and networking center for urban forestry professionals while providing outreach to land agencies, academics, green industry and the general public.
USDA Forest Service: Urban and Community Forestry Program enhances the livability of towns, communities, and cities by improving the stewardship of urban natural resources. The Urban and Community Forestry Program responds to these needs by maintaining, restoring, and improving the health of urban trees, forests, greenspaces and sustainable forest ecosystems for more than 70 million acres of Americas urban and community forest resources.
American Forests is a world leader in planting trees for environmental restoration, a pioneer in the science and practice of urban forestry, and a primary communicator of the benefits of trees and forests. American Forests (americanforests.org) is the nations oldest nonprofit citizens conservation organization. Citizens concerned about the waste and abuse of the nations forests founded American Forests in 1875.
The InterfaceSouth Website includes up-to-date wildland-urban interface information, such as current news, events, publications, training and outreach programs, and decision support systems. It also includes reference information such as a literature database, a photo gallery, and links to informative Web sites.
International Society of Arboriculture has served the tree care industry for over seventy years as a scientific and educational organization. ISA was founded in 1924 when a group of forty individuals, each engaged in a phase of tree work or research, were called together by the Connecticut Tree Protection Examining Board to discuss shade tree problems and their possible solutions.
National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council is an organization that supports education, projects, and groups related to urban and community forestry. We seek to establish sustainable urban forests for all communities.
National Arbor Day Foundation - Leadership in urban & community forestry, tree planting & care, environmental education, nature education for children, conferences & seminars, conservation & agroforestry, forest stewardship, celebrating Arbor Day and Arbor Day Farm. Sponsor of Tree City USA® program in cooperation with the USDA Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters, providing direction, technical assistance, public attention, and national recognition for urban and community forestry programs in over 3100 towns and cities serving more than 93 million Americans.
Networx.com is a home improvement Web site for homeowners and contractors. Our mission is to provide the latest information on how to fix, renovate, and decorate your house using the least amount of resources for the best value.
Online Seminars for Municipal Arborists - The concept behind this website is to duplicate attending a forestry or arborist conference without the expense and hassle of leaving your home and office. It is designed for anyone interested in learning about trees and their management. Instead of speakers, the ten articles listed in the upper half of the right hand column of this page, provide you with up-to-date information from researchers and leaders in our industry. Unlike any conference, Online Seminars change articles every two months. This means new information all of the time. At the end of each article you may take a test to earn ISA Certified Arborist CEU's or SAF CFE's for Certified Foresters, if you need them. You may take every test for a maximum of ten tests per Seminar. The Archives listed to the right are previous Seminars. You may also earn CEU's and CFE's from the Archives.
Society of Municipal Arborists - Founded in 1964, the SMA is an organization of municipal arborists and urban foresters. Our membership also includes consultants, commercial firms and citizens who actively practice or support some facet of municipal forestry.
Urban and Community Forestry Website - is a cooperative program of the US Forest Service that focuses on the stewardship of urban natural resources. With 80 percent of the nation's population in urban areas, there are strong environmental, social, and economic cases to be made for the conservation of green spaces to guide growth and revitalize city centers and older suburbs.
Urban Forest Ecosystems Institute - The scope of UFEI ranges across the full spectrum of forest settings -- from the inner-city forests to remote semi-developed forests. The institute is designed to work in co-operation with other universities, government agencies and even private consulting firms.
Urban Forests, Environmental Quality and Human Health - Since 1978, the US Forest Service has had an urban forest research unit located at the State University of New Yorks College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) in Syracuse, New York. A second field office was located on the campus of the University of Maryland - Baltimore County in Baltimore, MD.
Urban Forestry South Expo Web site has a variety of urban forestry resources, such as a document library, tree ordinances, classroom activities, presentations, and much more. This site is also the repository for the national Urban and Community Forestry technology transfer library.
Alabama Urban Forestry Association - Established in 1989, the Alabama Urban Forestry Association (AUFA) is a committed leader in the issues of urban forestry. AUFA promotes proper tree care, tree protection and other tree issues in the urban setting.
Community Tree & Forestry Organizations in Alaska - a listing of local organizations
Arkansas Urban Forestry Council - Our responsibility is to educate communities about the importance of the urban forest environment and how to manage this valuable resource.
Center for Urban Forest Research - PSW Research Station, USDA Forest Service - Our research demonstrates new ways in which trees add value to communities. We convert our results into real dollars and cents in order to stimulate more investment in trees. Using our research results, we create new methods and strategies for managing and caring for community forests to help managers optimize the benefits and investment value of their community forest.
Urban Forest Ecosystems Institute (UFEI) was developed by the Natural Resources Management Department faculty to address the increasing need for improved management of the urban forests in California. The purpose of the institute at Cal Poly is to provide a center for: applied research, extension and technology transfer, and community service and outreach programs assisting landowners and public agencies in improving the management of urban forests.
California Urban Forests Council - The Mission of CaUFC is to promote the proper planning, planting, and management of urban and community forests to maximize the quality of life for every Californian
Colorado Tree Coalition - Overview: Expand Trees Across Colorado program; develop standard operating procedures for all successful programs to assist in mentoring for program succession.
Connecticut Urban Forest Council, Inc. is a statewide organization composed of representatives from Connecticut environmental organizations, state agencies, universities, research institutions, corporations, professional communities and citizen tree groups. Its purpose is to provide advice, assistance, education, information and support to urban and community forestry professionals, associated professionals, municipal, state and corporate leaders, and volunteers.
Florida Urban Forestry Council - Since our inception in 1990, the Florida Urban Forestry Council has served as the premier non-profit organization in the state in issues pertaining to Urban Forestry.
Georgia Urban Forest Council - We offer a variety of programs and opportunities, including Basic Tree Care Workshops, Educational Quarterly Meetings, publications such as TreeTalks and informational brochures, the Annual Conference, an Annual Awards Program, the Landmark and Historic Tree Register, and more.
Trees Atlanta is a non-profit citizens' group dedicated to protecting and improving our urban environment by planting and conserving trees. We also educate the public about the value of trees. We are involved in tree issues in the entire metropolitan Atlanta area.
trEE (Tropical Reforestation & Ecosystems Education) is dedicated to the conservation of and education about native Hawaiian ecosystems. Based on Hawai'i Island, our staff and volunteers engage children and adults in learning about the value of our native forests, by participating in hands-on educational activities and assisting with native habitat restoration.
Prairie Tree Companion (PTC) Newsletter is a valuable resource, providing information to Illinois community officials and citizens concerning Illinois' Urban and Community Forestry Program and topics related to community tree management. The goal of the PTC is to foster an awareness of urban forestry in Illinois.
Quantifying the impact of trees: The Chicago Urban Forest Climate Project - by D.J. Nowak and E.G. McPherson. Nowak and McPherson are Research Foresters with the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station, Chicago. This article reports on the methodologies and initial results of an urban forestry research project, based in Chicago, Illinois. It discusses the interrelated urban forest ecosystem functions that are currently being studied - climate modification, energy conservation, air quality and carbon dioxide sequestration - and considers the cost-benefit implications of urban vegetation. Unasylva
Indiana Urban Forest Council has approximately 130 members consisting of volunteers, students, teachers, municipalities, foresters, utility companies, corporations, and state and local government.
Trees Forever is an organization that not only plants and cares for trEES, but also addresses the challenges facing our communities and the ENVIRONMENT. Our goals involve getting information and tools to the PEOPLE who volunteer their time to make a difference in the COMMUNITY. By working together through effective STEWARDSHIP, we can inspire action, improve quality of life, and demonstrate respect for our natural resources.
Tree Legacy Program provides a way for you to invest in the future of Shreveport by planting trees. Donations may be made in any amount and will be combined with other contributions to purchase trees to be planted on public lands in our community. Individual tree memorials can be facilitated.
University of Massachusetts Amherst - Extension Landscape, Nursery, and Urban Forestry Program: to educate landscape, nursery and turf professionals by providing programs and research-based information on the best horticultural practices and technology for environmental stewardship in nursery and landscape management. The Urban Forestry Diagnostic Lab is located in room 107 Holdsworth Natural Resources Center at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. The lab evaluates woody plant specimens for problems caused by insects and disease.
Greening of Detroit exists to improve the quality of life in Detroit by guiding and inspiring the reforestation of Detroit's neighborhoods, boulevards, and parks through tree planting projects and educational programs.
University of Minnesota
- Urban Forestry Database - Indexes publications relating to the history of urban forestry; urban forest legislation; the benefits of urban forests, selection and planting of trees; maintenance of the urban forest; planning and management; and urban forestry programs.
- Forestry Library is home to a premier academic collection of books, journals, government documents, maps, and other information in all formats relating to the subjects of forestry, forest products, outdoor recreation, range management, and remote sensing.
Mississippi Urban Forest Council - A nonprofit organization aimed at promoting quality urban and community forestry in Mississippi
Forest ReLeaf of Missouri was founded in 1993 as the local response to Global ReLeaf an international project of American Forests to combat global warming through tree planting. Today, Forest ReLeaf is an independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to inspiring volunteer efforts in planting and caring for trees and forests, particularly those in our cities and towns.
Missouri Community Forestry Council is committed to urban and community forestry issues in Missouri. The Council meets regularly to advise the State of Missouri on the best ways to preserve, protect, expand and improve our urban and community forests.
New Jersey Tree Foundation is a statewide, non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion, enhancement and development of urban and community forestry activities in New Jersey through education, volunteerism, community outreach, partnerships, and grants. The Tree Foundation is committed to providing exceptional forestry programs, services and opportunities to New Jerseys cities and towns.
Tree New Mexico is dedicated to ensuring sustainable forests in urban and rural communities and natural areas through restoration, public education and advocacy.
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Trees New York is a nationally acclaimed organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for all communities through participatory tree related programs. Founded in the 70's, it is the only organization in the region which focuses solely on urban trees and forestry. TNY plants, preserves and cares for trees through crucial community-oriented and technical support services through education, training, desktop publishing, and advocacy efforts.
North Carolina Urban Forest Council consists of individuals, citizen groups, nonprofit organizations, businesses and agencies from around the state that share an interest in community and urban forestry.
Oklahoma Urban & Community Forestry Council is a nonprofit Oklahoma corporation with a stated mission to improve Oklahoma's urban forests by providing leadership and guidance through education, planning, and advocacy.
The Tree Bank is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life in Oklahoma through tree plantings and proper maintenance. By promoting urban forestry partnerships between non-profit organizations, government agencies, and the private sector, The Tree Bank works to make Oklahoma a greener, cleaner, more beautiful place to live.
Friends of Trees inspires community stewardship by bringing people in the Portland-Vancouver area together to plant and care for city trees and urban natural areas. We plant trees along city streets and in urban natural areas. Volunteers are always welcome to help plant trees, work in the office, or organize events.
Oregon Community Trees is a non-profit organization was established to promote urban and community forestry in Oregon. With the support of the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF), Oregon Community Trees (OCT) provides a forum for members to share ideas, develop new programs, and offer or seek advice and assistance to improve the care of community trees.
Friends of the Pittsburgh Urban Forest is an environmental non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the City's vitality and to being part of the solution to global warming by restoring and protecting City trees.
Tennessee Urban Forestry Council, established in 1991, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to public awareness, understanding and improving Tennessee's urban forests. The Council serves as a resource, catalyst and liaison concerning urban forestry issues within the state, region and nation.
Cross Timbers Urban Forestry Council is comprised of members from various backgrounds. All are drawn to the organization because of a love of our local native trees and the role they play in our urban environment. Members seek to educate the public on the value of the unique Cross Timbers ecosystem.
Texas Urban Forestry Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that serves as a forum for networking, education and advocacy for those interested in impacting the community forests of Texas. We are the only statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering cooler, greener Texas communities.
TreeUtah is a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to tree planting and education. Through these actions we hope to inspire and empower our communities to become active, knowledgeable stewards of our natural environment.
Virginia Urban Forest Council Join citizen members of tree boards and commissions, elected officials, urban foresters and arborists, landscape architects, builders, developers, and planners desiring to enhance and protect Virginias urban forest. National experts and local leaders will facilitate this discussion identifying issues and exploring potential solutions that will fit within Virginias unique governing laws.
University of Washington: Research on Human Dimensions of Urban Greening - More than 80% of the U.S. population lives in urbanized areas. City trees affect the lives of millions of people. We study public and professional actions and values concerning trees and green space in cities. Our social science research helps local leaders better understand the many ways that the urban forest contributes to more liveable communities. The site includes print products that help communities create better policy for the forests where we live, work, play, and learn.
University of Washington Botanic Gardens - The botanic gardens include the Washington Park Arboretum, Center for Urban Horticulture, Elisabeth C. Miller Library, Otis Hyde Herbarium and Union Bay Natural Area, all of which retain their individual names. The UW owns and manages the plant collections in the Washington Park Arboretum and works cooperatively with the city and the nonprofit Arboretum Foundation there.