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.

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Roundtable LogoAnnouncing MFI 2017

MFI is an exciting, high-level training opportunity educating professionals in the leadership and managerial aspects of urban forestry. MFI 2017 will be held February 19-24 at Lake Arrowhead, CA. Please read more and register now!


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.

Adventures with SlopesaltNEW!


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.


2016 SMA Intern Program

Expanded to include utility and nonprofit experience in addition to municipal forestry.

Intern Program Downloads


2016 Urban Tree of the Year: 'Musashino' Zelkova

2015 SMA TOY Vanessa
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Funding Your UF Program

by Jennifer Gulick
Senior Consulting Urban Forester, Davey Resource Group
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