SMA Organizational Overview and Documents

The Society of Municipal Arborists is a 501(c)6 membership-based organization. The organization serves all professionals who manage trees in communities across the world. The following information is provided as an overview of the organization, its membership base, and more.

SMA Bylaws

The SMA bylaws outline how the organization operates including membership, meetings, the board of directors, officers, committees of the board, the role of the executive director, ethics, and more. Click the link below to download the SMA bylaws. The SMA bylaws were amended, voted on by membership, and effective as of January 1, 2023.
SMA Bylaws

Code of Ethics

The Society of Municipal Arborists and its members adhere to a Code of Ethics so that we might all promote the highest levels of professionalism within the organization and for the trees and people we serve. Click on the link below to read the SMA Code of Ethics. 
Code of Ethics 

Strategic Plan 

SMA is undergoing an updated strategic plan. The planning process was completed in early January 2023 and results will be posted here as soon as possible.