Society of Municipal Arborists

Leading the world in building the confidence, competence, and camaraderie of the family of professionals who create and sustain community forests.

51st Annual
International Urban Forestry Conference and Trade Show

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If you have read as far as p. 28 in your latest issue of City Trees, then you know that it is nomination time again. The Awards Committee enjoys their work, but we can only do our jobs if people send us nominations. Certainly there is someone in your world who has the right stuff or who has done the right stuff to be considered for one of the following:


Roundtable LogoAnnouncing City 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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Want to move yourself or your Urban Forestry Program to the next level? The Municipal Forestry Institute (or MFI) may be able to take you there!

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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.



SMA Members: Nominate a 2016 TOY Candidate Now!

2015 Urban Tree of the Year: Yellowwood (Cladrastis kentukea)

2015 SMA TOY Vanessa

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The Urban Forest of Hong Kong: A Pictorial

Story and photos by Jeff Shimonski, Consulting Arborist & Municipal Specialist

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