Society of Municipal Arborists

The Society of Municipal Arborists builds the confidence, competence and camaraderie of professionals who manage trees and forests to create and sustain more livable communities.

2018 Conference Call for Presentations/Workshops

The Society of Municipal Arborists (SMA) will hold its 54th Annual International Urban Forestry Conference and Trade Show on November 5-6, 2018 in Irvine, California. Pre-conference workshops will be held on Monday, November 5, 2018 in the afternoon. SMA invites potential speakers to submit presentation/workshop proposals to the SMA Conference Committee.

Proposals are due no later than 5:00 pm EDT on March 31, 2018.

Read more for additional details, submit your proposal online now.


2018 Internship News

SMA members may apply to host a summer intern for 10 weeks during the summer or they may apply for an intern to help with a specific project; the hours to be determined by the project needs.

Summer Internships
Thursday, March 1, 2018
5:00 pm (ET)

Project Internships
Feb 1, 2018 5:00 pm (ET)
Apr 1, 2018 5:00 pm (ET)
Jun 1, 2018 5:00 pm (ET)
Aug 1, 2018 5:00 pm (ET)

Read more to learn the details, download our 2018 Internship Flyer and complete application forms.


EAB Position Paper & Toolbox

As Emerald Ash Borer continues to ravage the ash populations of many North American communities, the SMA Board, under the leadership of President John McNeil and with the help of the SMA Past Presidents' Council, has undertaken to provide our members with the greatest possible range of information to assist in planning for the tiny, green pest.


Roundtable LogoCity Trees Roundtables

The Roundtable format was a suggestion from Dr. Nina Bassuk that we took and ran with. Each Roundtable contains advice and anecdotes from on average 8 to 10 professionals. We would like the Roundtables to be more freely available. They hold up! Be sure to "Read More" in this section to view all our Roundtable selections.

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2018 SMA Urban Tree of the Year:
Tulip Tree

2018 SMA TOY Tulip Tree Image
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Lichens in the Urban Forest

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Photo Collage by Perlmutter and Rivas Plata
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