Tree Resources By State

We know tree problems can be specific to individual states. We also know if you live in Arkansas, you’re not especially interested in finding sites dedicated to trees in California.

So to show a little love across this wide USA, here are some resources listed by state. Pretty cool, huh?

Alabama

  • Alabama Forestry Commission:
    • Learn how federal funds can be used to build your community`s urban forestry program. This website contains information to help Alabama cities and towns interested in hiring urban foresters, developing urban forestry management plans, creating tree ordinances, or forming local urban tree advocacy/advisory boards. It also has information on volunteerism, urban tree benefits, and statewide current events.
  • Alabama State Website
    • Official Alabama state government site
  • Alabama Urban Forestry Association
    • The Alabama Urban Forestry Association is a statewide organization that acts as an advocate for urban forestry programs and issues in Alabama, provides a forum and clearinghouse for information on urban forestry in Alabama, and provides urban forestry education in the state. This website contains a schedule of related events, information on grant opportunities, answers to tree questions, and more.
  • Alabama`s Five-Year Strategic Plan
    • A PDF version of Alabama`s Urban & Community Forestry strategic plan.
  • Hunstville Botanical Garden
    • Located near the US Space and Rocket Center, the Huntsville-Madison County(Alabama)Botanical Garden merges the timeless beauty of nature with the technology of the surrounding scientific community.
  • School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences at Auburn University
    • “Within Auburn University’s overall mission as the state’s Land Grant University, the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences’ goal is to develop and maintain an outstanding faculty with the diverse backgrounds necessary to provide Auburn students and the citizens of Alabama with superior programs in forestry and wildlife education, research, and public service”
  • Southern Urban Forestry Associates
    • Urban Forestry consulting firm. A source for arborists, urban foresters, and helpful hints on urban forestry in southern states.
  • Tree Ordinances in Alabama
    • This website focuses on the development of tree ordinances in the state of Alabama and demonstrates how the tree ordinances evolve into law and the role such ordinances have on urban trees.
  • University of Alabama in Huntsville – Campus Trees
    • Listing, descriptions, and numerous photos of the more than 300 different trees found on the University of Alabama in Huntsville campus. Many are rated, as to the authors experience regarding their application to the urban environment.
  • Vestavia Hills Tree Commission
    • The Mission of the VHTC is to encourage and promote a healthy and beautiful environment for the residents of the City of Vestavia Hills through the proper care and planting of both native and adopted trees.

Arizona

  • Arid Lands Newsletter
    • Articles on arid lands across the world; published by the Office of Arid Lands Studies at the University of Arizona.
  • Boyce Thompson Southwestern Arboretum
    • The American Southwest’s oldest and most spectacularly situated botanical garden. Located just outside the metropolitan Phoenix area.
  • State Government – Arizona
    • State Forestry Coordinator: Ron Romanski, Arizona State Land Department, Forestry Division, 1616 West Adams, Phoenix, AZ 85007. Phone: 602-542-2518.
  • Tonto National Forest–Phoenix
    • This forest is considered an “urban national forest” by the USDA Forest Service.
  • Tucson Clean and Beautiful
    • Tucson Clean & Beautiful, a nonprofit organization, conducts environmental volunteer programs in waste reduction and recycling, land stewardship, urban forestry, and beautification.

Arkansas

  • Arkansas Forestry Commission: Community Forestry
    • This page describes the community forestry initiatives sponsored by the Arkansas Forestry Commission.
  • Arkansas Urban Forestry Council
    • The Arkansas Urban Forestry Council is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preservation of urban and community trees in Arkansas. Their website includes a calendar of projects and events, a quarterly newsletter, education topics, and other resources.
  • Fayetteville Urban Forestry Services
    • Website for the Urban Forestry Services Division of the City of Fayetteville Parks and Recreation Department
  • Southern Region Urban Forestry Technical Service Center
    • Contact directories, publications, tree ordinances, calendars, and a variety of other resources for southern states (organized by state), presented by the USDA Forest Service Southern Region.
  • State Government -Arkansas
    • State Urban Forestry Coordinator: Jim Northum, Arkansas Forestry Commission, 3821 West Roosevelt Rd., Little Rock, AK 72214. Phone: (501) 664-2531, FAX: (501) 664-5906.
  • Tree Streets
    • Tree Streets is organized to benefit the public by planting trees along streets within the urban neighborhoods of Little Rock, Arkansas.

California

  • Center for Urban Forest Research
    • USDA, Pacific Southwest Research Station. A wealth of information on: benefit-cost analyses, energy and carbon dioxide reduction, air quality and parking lot shade, urban watershed Protection, urban forest inventory and monitoring, green infrastructure, and sustainable urban ecosystems.
  • Friends of the Urban Forest
    • FUF is a community based organization which works in partnership with neighbors, community groups, businesses and the city government to expand and maintain San Francisco’s urban forest. Alliance For Community Trees (ACT) Member.
  • Sacramento Tree Foundation
    • Local community group advocates tree planting education and protection programs in the Sacramento, CA area. Alliance for Community Trees (ACT) member.
  • TreePeople
    • TreePeople is a nonprofit environmental organization that has been serving the Los Angeles area for three decades, offering sustainable solutions to urban ecosystem problems. TreePeople staff and volunteers work in partnership with schools, neighborhoods, community groups and businesses bringing people and trees together to build stronger communities and improve the quality of the environment. Alliance for Community Trees (ACT) Member
  • Our City Forest of Silicon Valley
    • This regional tree planting organization has planted 30,000 shade trees in and around San José since 1994. With its mission to involve people, over 100,000 residents have helped plant and care for these trees as well as provide environmental education programs to thousands. All trees are tracked for 3 years and the organization has a 90% tree survival rate
  • Acterra
    • Acterra is a nonprofit environmental organization based in the San Francisco Bay Area. They bring people together to shape sustainable communities and preserve natural resources through education, action, and advocacy.
  • Arroyo Seco Foundation
    • Grassroot organization seeking to preserve and restore the natural environment of the Arroyo Seco ecosystem – Pasadena, California
  • California Biodiversity Council
    • Local, state, and federal partners in conservation.
  • California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
    • The Department of Forestry and Fire Protection protects the people of California from fires, responds to emergencies, and protects and enhances forest, range and watershed values providing social, economic, and environmental benefits to rural and urban citizens.
  • California Garden Clubs, Inc. (CGCI)
    • The statewide federation of garden clubs in California representing more than 22,000 California gardeners, CGCI members plant trees in their communities throughout the state, preserve and protects the coastal redwood lands through the Sempervirens Fund, donate thousands of dollars each year to USDA national forests through the Penny Pines plantation program, promote Smokey Bear contests in schools and distribute educational materials about tree selection, planting and care to home gardeners.
  • California Native Plant Society
    • A statewide non-profit organization of amateurs and professionals with a common interest in California’s native plants.
  • California Rare Fruit Growers, Inc.
    • Founded in 1968, California Rare Fruit Growers is the largest amateur fruit-growing organization in the world, with members in 48 states and U.S. territories, and 30 countries. California ReLeaf
  • California’s Coastal Tree Communities
    • A collection of articles providing background information on California’s coastal woodland communities
  • Canopy: Trees for Palo Alto
    • Canopy is a non-profit advocate for Palo Alto\’s community trees and works to educate, inspire, and engage Palo Altans in the stewardship of new and existing trees
  • Center for Urban Forest Research
    • CUFR staff conducts research on the benefits and costs of urban forests and urban forest ecosystem sustainability. Part of the USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Research Station
  • CityTrees
    • A local Redwood City non-profit organization that promotes environmental stewardship through the planting and maintenance of trees with community involvement.
  • Cleveland National Forest–San Diego
    • The USDA Forest Service’s site for the Cleveland National Forest in San Diego.
  • Environmental Enhancement and Mitigation Grant Program.
    • Environmental Enhancement and Mitigation Grant Program.
  • Fallbrook Land Conservancy/Save Our Forest
    • To keep Fallbrook rural and green through reforestation of oak woodlands allowing for a wildlife corridor; to improve the community forest of downtown trees to provide a healthful environment and pedestrian-friendly atmosphere.
  • Friends of Sausal Creek
    • An Oakland, California organization whose mission is “to promote awareness and appreciation of the Sausal Creek Watershed, and to inspire action to restore, preserve, and protect the creek and its watershed as both a natural resource and a community resource.
  • Friends of the Los Angeles River
    • Friends of the Los Angeles River is a non-profit organization founded in 1986 to protect and restore the natural and historic heritage of the Los Angeles River and its riparian habitat through inclusive planning, education and wise stewardship.
  • Hollywood Beautification Team
    • A local Los Angeles based non-profit organization that promotes environmental stewardship through the planting and maintenance of trees with community involvement.
  • Online Urban Forest Management Plan Toolkit
    • Online urban forest management plan toolkit
  • Sacramento Tree Foundation
    • Local community forestry organization. Information on urban forestry activities in the Sacramento area and other area-specific tree info.
  • San Diego Earth Times Online
    • Each month, San Diego Earth Times On-Line presents articles covering a wide variety of local, national and international environmental topics. The SDET archive contains every article published since our first issue in Dec ’93 — more than 1,100 articles.
  • San Francisco’s Urban Forest Map
    • Open source, urban forest map, information, benefit calculation, wiki, blogging. Includes city inventory and other trees, including private.
  • Santa Margarita Community Forestry
    • Established in 1996, this site is a volunteer organization promoting citizen education and participation in tree planting and care activities in Santa Margarita, a rural community located along the Central Coast of California.
  • Save-the-Redwoods League
    • Since 1918, the Save-the-Redwoods League has worked to conserve California’s redwood forest lands by purchasing land from willing sellers at fair market value and donating this land to one of the California Redwood State Parks, or another public park or
  • SelecTree for California
    • A tree selection guide that can help you choose the right tree for the right place.
  • Strybing Arboretum & Botanical Gardens–San Francisco
    • One of the finest botanical gardens in the United States, Strybing Arboretum & Botanical Gardens features a spectacular array of plants from the world’s Mediterranean and mild temperate climates, to high-elevation tropical cloud forests.
  • TREE Davis
    • Community based organization, 510(c)3, fostering tree planting, and educational outreach for better community tree care
  • TREE MUSKETEERS
    • TREE MUSKETEERS is a non-profit youth environmental organization. Their mission is to empower young people to become leaders of environmental and social change in Earth’s communities. TREE MUSKETEERS sponsors youth activities in the South Bay area of Southern California and provide program materials to youth groups nationwide.
  • Los Angeles County Arboretum
    • The Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden is a unique 127 acre botanical garden and historical site jointly operated by the Los Angeles Arboretum Foundation and the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation and located in the city of Arcadia.
  • Tree Foundation of Kern
    • The Tree Foundation of Kern is a non-profit 501(c)(3) California corporation established in 1993. It is dedicated to the advancement of a sustainable urban and community forestry plan in Kern County, CA.
  • Urban Tree Foundation
    • The Urban Tree Foundation provides services and programs to benefit the urban forest throughout California. Our focus is planting and maintaining street trees in Visalia, California. Founded in 1999, UTF is dedicated to promoting and preserving the urban forest through education, planting and tree care. In collaboration with public and private agencies, UTF assists communities in becoming active partners in the planting and maintenance of the urban forest
  • University of California Davis Arboretum
    • The U.C. Davis Arboretum specializes in plants adapted to a Mediterranean climate, with hot, dry summers and cool, wet winters. Established in 1936, the Arboretum occupies about 100 acres along the banks of the old north channel of Putah Creek, in California’s Central Valley.
  • University of California Statewide Integrated Pest Management Project
    • Promotes integrated, ecologically sound pest management programs in California.
  • Urban Forest Ecosystems Institute
    • Based at Cal Poly, this institute was developed to address the increasing need for improved management of the urban forests in California. Their website provides research, news, a tree selection guide, and a wealth of web links
  • Urban Forest of the Los Angeles City
    • Provides a directory and other information on trees of the Los Angeles City parks. Offers directory to Heritage Trees map and invites to visit our parks to enjoy our unique trees palette
  • Urban Tree Foundation
    • The Urban Tree Foundation provides services and programs to benefit the urban forest throughout California. Our focus is planting and maintaining street trees in Visalia, California. Founded in 1999, UTF is dedicated to promoting and preserving the urban forest through education, planting and tree care. In collaboration with public and private agencies, UTF assists communities in becoming active partners in the planting and maintenance of the urban forest.

Colorado

  • Denver Digs Trees
    • Denver Digs Trees’ mission is to preserve and expand Denver’s legacy of tree lined streets by planting trees, training volunteers from all segments of the community in tree planting and maintenance, and educating the public about the environmental, recreational, economical and aesthetic benefits of urban trees. Alliance for Community Trees (ACT) Member.
  • Colorado Springs Urban Tree Care Guide
    • This page, presented by the Colorado Springs’ City Forester, includes a resource guide, a list of services offered, information on ordinances, and helpful information on care and maintenance for trees in Colorado Springs.
  • Betty Ford Alpine Gardens
    • In Vail; includes a large collection of trees and shrubs in its Mountain Perennial Garden.
  • Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education
    • The Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education is a non-profit organization serving the shared needs of Colorado’s Environmental Education providers.
  • Colorado State Forest Service
    • Information on a number of forestry topics including natural resource protection, fire, insects, disease, windbreaks, land management, habitat enhancement.
  • Colorado State University Extension
    • Information for consumers about crops, livestock, forestry, horticulture and more.
  • Colorado Tree Coalition (CTC)
    • Members of the CTC are “leading Colorado’s efforts to preserve, renew and enhance community forests” with fundraising efforts and grant awards throughout the state. The CTC created and currently manages the Colorado Tree Trust to serve as a perpetual funding arm of the Coalition in order to keep community forestry alive in Colorado. The webpage also hosts the Tree of the Month and Colorado’s Champion Trees.
  • Denver Botanic Gardens
    • Denver Botanic Gardens is home to more than 15,000 species of plants and is recognized as one of the top botanic gardens in the country. Visitors to the Gardens can explore 23 acres of gardens bursting with colorful flowers and exotic plants.
  • Entomology at Colorado State University
    • A variety of resources on entomology test and pest management including publications and newsletter.
  • Project Learning Tree
    • Project Learning Tree is an award-winning environmental education program designed for teachers and other educators of students in grades preK-12. This site provides information about Project Learning Tree and its programs in Colorado.
  • State Government
    • Colorado’s official state website.

Connecticut

  • Recommended Street Trees for Connecticut
    • Trees recommended by the University of Connecticut program for Integrated Pest Management. Each recommended tree has a link to a page with information about that tree.
  • Connecticut Forest and Parks Association
    • For a century, the Connecticut Forest and Park Association has worked to preserve and enhance the state’s natural environment and to provide forests, parks and recreation areas for public use and enjoyment.
  • Connecticut River Watershed Council
    • This group is the principal citizen advocate for conserving and protecting the Connecticut River.
  • Connecticut Tree Protective Association
    • Non-profit educational association dedicated to advancing the care of trees in Connecticut. Membership includes a great number of tree care professionals, including 2/3’s of the licensed arborists in the state.
  • Connecticut Urban Forest Council
    • CT Urban Forest Council is a leadership organization for urban forestry in the state. Membership is drawn from the several public and private organizations involved in the many urban forest efforts that are ongoing in Connecticut.
  • Groundwork Bridgeport
    • Bridgeport based non-profit that is committed to working with local residents to create a partnership that will bring real and sustainable environmental changes to our community
  • Connecticut State Government
    • Connecticut’s official state site.
  • Tree Wardens Association of Connecticut
    • The Tree Wardens Association of Connecticut, Inc., is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating tree wardens and others about tree wardens’ roles and responsibilities.
  • UConn University Extension Offices
    • The Cooperative Extension System, a branch of the University of Connecticut’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, is an educational resource for all Connecticut citizens. The CES mission is to aid in: developing people and their resources, protecting the environment and guiding agriculture through practical education.
  • Urban Resources Initiative
    • New Haven based non-profit that seeks to foster community-based land stewardship, promote environmental education and advance the practice of urban forestry
  • View All of Connecticut’s State Forestry Programs
    • View all of Connecticut’s State Forestry programs on one page.
  • Yale University School of Forestry & Environmental Studies
    • Yale University School of Forestry & Environmental Studies.

Delaware

  • Delaware Center for Horticulture
    • Based in Wilmington, the Delaware Center for Horticulture improves the quality of life in Delaware by promoting knowledge and appreciation of gardening, horticulture, and conservation. Major program areas focus on the urban environment, such as public landscaping and tree programs.
  • Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission
    • Serving the Greater Philadelphia region for over 30 years, DVRPC works to foster regional cooperation in a nine-county, two state area. City, county and state representatives work together to address key issues, including transportation, land use, environmental protection and economic development.
  • Department of Agriculture – Urban and Community Forestry
    • Delaware Department of Agriculture’s Urban and Community Forestry page.
  • State Government
    • Delaware’s official state website.

District of Columbia

  • American Forests
    • National non-profit citizens group for trees and forests since 1875. Conducts Urban Ecosystem Analyses, developers of CITYgreen software, and holds National Urban Forest conferences.
  • Anacostia Watershed Society
    • The Anacostia Watershed Society (AWS) is a local, 501(c)(3) non-profit environmental organization that is working to protect and restore the Anacostia River ( Washington, DC) and its watershed. AWS seeks to fulfill its mandate of a swimmable and fishable river through its programs of education, action and advocacy.
  • Casey Trees Endowment Fund
    • Casey Trees is a non-profit organization established in May 2001 with a mission to restore, enhance, and protect the tree canopy cover of Washington, DC. Casey Trees is currently carrying out a GIS inventory of the street trees of DC in cooperation with the DC Government, community volunteers, ECC\’s Eagle Corps, NCCC, and other partners. They plan to work with these and other partners to use the DC Trees Inventory data to come up with a comprehensive strategy to restore DC as the City of Trees.
  • Community Resources – D.C. Greenworks
    • D.C. Greenworks’ mission is to help solve urban environmental and economic problems by fostering local environmental expertise and community stewardship.D.C. Greenworks is the Washington, D.C. subsidiary of Community Resources, an urban, environmental non-profit with programs in Baltimore and Washington, D.C.
  • National Tree Trust
    • The Community Tree Planting program of the National Tree Trust (NTT) facilitates tree planting on public land and along roadsides with the aid of volunteers. Community Tree Planting grants consist of one-year-old, regionally-appropriate tree seedlings, two-gallon plastic containers, and money to pay for soil.
  • U.S. National Arboretum
    • Established in 1927 by an Act of Congress. The Arboretum is administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service.

Florida

  • Florida Urban Forestry Council
    • Serving as the premier non-profit organization in the state in issues pertaining to urban forestry. The Council is committed to preserving Florida’s urban forests for future generations by working with communities, state, local, and professional organizations to promote urban and community forestry initiatives and offering programs of continuing education, enhancing professionalism, and recognizing outstanding achievements in urban and community forestry.
  • Everglades Information Network
    • An information service provided in cooperation with various libraries, in support of research, restoration, and resource management.
  • Florida Chapter of the ISA
    • This website for the Florida Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture provides a calendar of events, contact information, publications, information on tree pruning and planting in Florida, and other resources.
  • Florida Division of Forestry
    • Founded in 1928, the Florida Division of Forestry mission has been to protect and manage Florida’s forest resources through a stewardship ethic to assure these resources will be available for future generations.
  • Florida Project Learning Tree
    • Project Learning Tree is an award-winning environmental education program designed for teachers and other educators of students in grades preK-12. This site provides information about Project Learning Tree and its programs in Florida.
  • Florida Web Resources for Urban Planning – University of Florida
    • Contains a variety of links to sites focused on environmental design, sustainable communities, and parks and preserves.
  • Give Forests a Hand
    • A community service learning program that engages groups of youth in explorations and action projects based on trees and forests. This is a project book for youth in 3rd-8th grades.
  • Grades & Standards for Nursery Plants – Florida
    • The portion of the Florida Grades and Standards manual applying to trees is provided on this site in adobe acrobat.
  • Greenscape of Jacksonville, Inc.
    • Non profit organization whose mission is to enrich the community through planting, protecting and promoting trees.
  • Tampa Forestry Division
    • The Tampa Forestry Division exists to provide a healthy and safe urban forest for all the residents of Tampa. The website includes information on projects, answers to frequently asked questions, contact information, and useful links.
  • The Tampa Bay Reforestation and Environmental Effort, Inc.
    • (T.R.E.E., Inc.) is a non-profit organization dedicated to reforesting the greater Tampa Bay area of Florida. Founded in February, 1983, T.R.E.E. Inc. has completed over 245 reforesting projects using close to 43,500 native trees and an estimated 1,600 volunteers.
  • University of Florida`s Urban Forests and Wildland-Urban Interface Program
    • As urban areas expand, homes and forests or other natural areas intermingle. These areas referred to as the wildland-urban interface (WUI), present a series of issues and challenges for natural resource professionals, policy makers, and homeowners alike. This program`s focus is to understand urban forests and their multiple functions as well as environmental quality and community well being in the WUI.

Georgia

  • Trees Atlanta
    • Local Atlanta, GA tree organization. Trees Atlantas’ mission is to protect, beautify, and preserve our metropolitan environment by planting and conserving our trees. Alliance for Community Trees (ACT) Member.
  • Arbor Atlanta
    • Metro Atlanta tree source with news, views, TreE-Mail, ordinance updates, links, and downloads.
  • Atlanta Botanical Garden
    • A local Botanical Garden Facility in Atlanta, GA. Web site has a FAQ for plant issues and a listing of educational resources
  • GUFC – Georgia Urban Forest Council
    • Strives to foster urban forestry policies and programs that will improve the quality of life in Georgia cities and communities.
  • Georgia Forestry Commission
    • The Central Office is located in Dry Branch, Georgia. Commission personnel are experts in forestry practices including fire detection, suppression and prevention, management, marketing and development, the planting and selling of seedlings, forest health and insect and disease control, water quality, and many other forestry related subjects.
  • The State Botanical Garden of Georgia–Athens
    • A 313-acre preserve set aside by The University of Georgia to foster appreciation, understanding, and stewardship of plants and nature through collections and displays, horticultural gardens, educational programs, and research.

Hawaii

  • Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden–Hilo
    • The Garden is located on the Big Island of Hawaii, 8 1/2 miles north of Hilo on the four-mile Scenic Route at Onomea Bay (click here for map). In this garden valley, nature trails meander through a true tropical rainforest, crossing bubbling streams, passing several beautiful waterfalls and the exciting ocean vistas along the rugged Pacific coast.
  • National Tropical Botanical Garden–Lawai
    • The National Tropical Botanical Garden is dedicated to the conservation of tropical plant diversity, particularly rare and endangered species.
  • Tropical Reforestation & Ecosystems Education Center (TREE Center)
    • Non-profit organization of conservation education in Kona on the Island of Hawai`i. TREE Center’s focus is forest stewardship, conservation and education.
  • Western Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture
    • This chapter is based in Arizona, California, Hawaii and Nevada. The site contains info on the organization, a discussion group, an on-line magazine, and tree care information.

Idaho

Illinois

  • Openlands Project
    • Openlands Project, founded in 1963, is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and enhancing public open space in northeastern Illinois. Alliance for Community Trees (ACT) Member.
  • Chicago Botanic Garden
    • Owned by the Forest Preserve District of Cook County and managed by the Chicago Horticultural Society, the Garden is a living museum that you can stroll through daily.
  • Illinois Disaster Resources
    • Presented by the Cooperative Extension Service of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, this guide contains a number of resources designed to help you prepare for and cope with a disaster. Includes updates on conditions in Illinois.
  • DuPage River Coalition
    • Through strong citizen-led efforts, the DuPage River Coalition has accomplished a number of river protection and restoration goals.
  • Flooding Effects on Urban and Community Trees
    • Presented by the Illinois Natural History Survey, this technical report describes the results of a research project to examine the immediate and long-term effects of the Great Flood of 1993 on urban trees.
  • Illinois Big Tree Champions
    • The biggest trees in Illinois, listed by species.
  • Illinois Department of Natural Resources- State Urban and Community Forestry Program
    • The Illinois Department of Natural Resources – Urban and Community Forestry program administers the Tree City USA, the Urban and Community Forestry Grant Program, State Arbor Day Poster Contest, and Regional Council Activities.
  • State Division of Forest Resources
    • Information on champion trees, tree pests, forestry assistance programs, sustainable criteria & indicators, resource issues, and identifying forest plant species.
  • State Government – Illinois
    • Illinois’ official state website.
  • The Great Lakes Information Network
    • The Great Lakes Information Network, or GLIN, provides a wide range of information relating to the Great Lakes region, including the region’s environment and economy, tourism, education and more.
  • The Morton Arboretum
    • The Morton Arboretum is a 1,700-acre non-profit outdoor museum of more than 3,300 kinds of trees, shrubs, and other plants displayed in natural forests, wetlands, and even a native restored prairie. The Arboretum offers an extensive array of year-round education opportunities for visitors of all ages, including summer explorers’ programs for children. The Arboretum is located in Lisle, IL, just 1/2 hour from Chicago.
  • The Native Oaks of Illinois
    • Presented by the Center for Biodiversity, Illinois Natural History Survey, this page provides an index of native oaks for the entire state, as well as the ability to search by county.
  • University of Illinois Extension Offices
    • University of Illinois Agricultural Extension Offices.

Indiana

  • Indiana Urban Forest Council
    • The Indiana Urban Forest Council, established in 1991, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the public awareness of protecting, expanding and improving Indiana’s urban forests. The Council serves as a resource and liaison concerning urban forestry issues within the state and nation.
  • Important Information About Planting Black Walnut in Indiana
    • Because of the inherent value of the species, there has been considerable interest in the planting of black walnut in Indiana. This article describes site requirements, stock, planting rates, and care of these trees. Provided by the Purdue University Coop.
  • Indiana Arborist Association
    • The Indiana Arborist Association (IAA) strives to enhance the quality of life for Indiana residents by encouraging the planting, maintenance and preservation of trees. We seek to do this by increasing public awareness of the benefits provided by well-maintained trees, and promoting the advantages of working with qualified professional arborists who use current industry standards.
  • Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry, Community & Urban Forestry (CUF)
    • The Indiana DNR CUF program provides technical and financial assistance to municipalities and nonprofits in all aspects of urban forestry program establishment, management, and education. CUF oversees and manages Tree City USA, Tree Line USA, and Tree Campus USA programs for the State of Indiana.
  • Indiana Environmental Organizations and Web Sites
    • This page contains a large listing of Indiana environmental links.
  • Indiana Nursery and Landscape Association (INLA)
    • The INLA is a not-for-profit trade organization serving the Indiana Green Industry. We strive to increase the ethics, principles, and proficiency of the Green Industry through seminars, trade shows and functions, certification programs, and by acting as a promoter of the industry through the condemnation of all practices which tend to discredit or injure industry relations.
  • Keep Indianapolis Beautiful
    • This organization\’s mission is to have a viable, sustainable impact on the lives of residents in the Indianapolis area and the neighborhoods in which they live. Through active partnerships with business, neighborhoods, youth, schools and government, KIB engages citizens in beautifying the city, improving the quality of the environment and fostering pride in the community.
  • TREES Inc.
    • TREES Inc. is a local non-profit environmental volunteer group founded in January 1990 to encourage the planting of trees to: replenish our declining urban forest, educate citizens about the importance of maintaining our existing trees, improve the environment, beautify the community, and stimulate community participation and civic pride.
  • Urban Forestry & Arboriculture at Purdue University
    • Lindsey Purcell, Urban Forestry Specialist at Purdue University, has been involved in the community landscape and urban forest industry for over twenty-five years. As an ISA Certified Arborist and Accredited Plantsman, he has served central Indiana communities as a landscape and tree professional for the past twenty years. His educational background includes an associate degree from Vincennes University, a bachelor of science from Purdue University and masters degree from Indiana State University. Lindsey serves as a board member of the Indiana Urban Forest Council, Executive Director of the Indiana Arborist Association and a board member of Rupert’s Kids.

Iowa

Kansas

  • Heartland Tree Alliance
    • The community forestry organization for the Kansas City metropolitan area! Our mission is to inspire people of our region to understand the importance of the community forest through active participation and education.
  • Kansas Forest Service
    • State Forestry Coordinator: Ray Aslin, State and Extension Forestry, 2610 Claflin Road, Manhattan, KS 66502. Phone: 913-537-7050.
  • Kansas State University Horticulture Library
    • A variety of on-line publications, all provided in Adobe Acrobat format (must have Acrobat Reader).
  • State Government
    • Kansas’ official state website.

Kentucky

  • Southern Region Urban Forestry Technical Service Center
    • The Southern Urban Forestry Technical Service Center (SUFTSC) facilitates the exchange of information between the 13 states (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC, TN, and VA) in the Southern Region.
  • Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest
    • Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest is a private, non-profit nature preserve that has over 14,000 acres of natural wildlands and an arboretum with over 8,000 labeled plant specimens. Bernheim is open to the public year round.
  • Bernheim Select Urban Trees
    • Here are trees that Bernheim has selected that as some of the best for Kentucky landscapes. Underused native tree species and trees of conservation concern are included.
  • Boone County Arboretum
    • Boone County Arboretum was the nation’s first arboretum to integrate the study of plants with an active recreation park setting. Over 2 miles of paved multi-use trails wind around and connect the specialized arrangements of plant families. In addition to the collection of 3000+ individual plants, other attractions at the Arboretum include the Children’s Garden, a native Kentucky grassland, and two short woodland trails.
  • Kentucky Arborists Association
    • The Kentucky Arborists Association is the state chapter of ISA, and its purpose is to stimulate a greater interest, understanding and appreciation among the public for urban trees and to promote the science, technology and practice of professional arboriculture.
  • Kentucky Division of Forestry
    • The mission of the division is “to protect, conserve and enhance the forest resources of the Commonwealth through a public informed of the environmental, social and economic importance of these resources.”
  • Kentucky Nursery & Landscape Association
    • KNLA is a network of professional nursery growers, landscapers, garden centers and others interested in horticulture. They provide educational opportunities to members as well as support in terms of public knowledge of what they do.
  • NKY Tree Database
    • This database compiles over 400 trees known to grow in the northern Kentucky region into a searchable format that includes tree characteristics and was created for urban tree planting assistance.
  • Northern Kentucky Urban and Community Forestry Council
    • The Northern Kentucky Urban and Community Forestry Council promotes urban forestry principles by advocating their value to improving the quality of life in communities through responsible environmental stewardship.
  • Plant Availabilty Guide
    • This KY Department of Agriculture’s landscape plant availability guide is a searchable database of plant material available in wholesale quantities from Kentucky nurseries.
  • State Government – Kentucky
    • Kentucky’s official state website.
  • The Arboretum – State Botanical Garden of Kentucky
    • An easily accessible haven of peace and tranquility for visitors and local residents alike, with year-round activities for the whole family featuring 100 acres of gardens, woods, a two-mile paved trail and indoor exhibits.
  • Western Kentucky Botanical Garden
    • Located in Owensboro, the mission of the WKBG is discover, observe and enjoy the wonders of our environment and to provide priceless education in order to foster an awareness of our interaction with nature.
  • Yew Dell Gardens
    • Yew Dell serves as a major center of research, gardening and education and is the 33 acre former home of nationally known plantsman Theodore Klein.

Louisiana

  • Shreveport Green
    • Shreveport Green is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the city’s environment and enhancing its economy through public education and community beautification, litter abatement, and recycling projects. Alliance for Community Trees (ACT) Member.
  • Project Learning Tree
    • Project Learning Tree is an award-winning environmental education program designed for teachers and other educators of students in grades preK-12.
  • Louisiana Arborist Association
    • The Louisiana Arborist Association (LAA) is the non-profit state trade association whose purpose is to assist the Louisana Department of Agriculture and Forestry in the advancement of its programs and policies aimed at improving the practice of aboriculture in Louisiana through training opportunities, continuing education, and public education.
  • Louisiana Urban Forestry Council
    • The Louisiana Urban Forestry Council is a non-profit organization dedicated to recognizing, promoting, and improving the value and benefits of Louisiana’s Urban Forest resource through management, education, research, training and conservation.
  • Parkway Partners Program, Inc.
    • Founded in 1982, Parkway Partners is the non-profit citizen-action arm of the New Orleans Department of Parks and Parkways. The organization’s mission is to empower residents to improve quality of life through the preservation, maintenance and beautification of neutral grounds, green spaces, playgrounds, parks, community and schoolyard gardens, and the urban forest in New Orleans. Since Hurricane Katrina, Parkway Partners’ top priority has been the ReLeaf New Orleans initiative, a city wide campagin to restore New Orleans’ urban canopy, which lost nearly 75% of its trees in the storm and floods. Most of the agency’s work is carried out by volunteers. In addition to the ReLeaf New Orleans campaign, Parkway Partners operates community and schoolyard gardens programs, park and streetscape maintenance programs and free monthly seminars regarding gardening and community forestry issues.
  • State Government
    • Louisiana’s official state website.

Maine

Maryland

  • Chesapeake Bay Foundation
    • The mission of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation is to restore and sustain the Chesapeake Bay’s ecosystem. Their on-line home contains background information on the organization, educational materials, and more.
  • Civic Works, Inc.
    • Baltimore’s Youth Service Corps. Planting trees in urban and rural areas of Baltimore City and County.
  • Maryland Department of Natural Resources-Forest Service, Urban & Community Forestry
    • The Maryland Department of Natural Resources Forest Service is the state agency responsible for the management and protection of the state\’s urban forestry resources. The group within the Forest Service with direct oversight is called the Urban and Community Forestry Program (U&CF).
  • Parks & People Foundation
    • Local Baltimore, Maryland foundation dedicated to supporting a wide range of recreational and educational opportunities; creating and sustaining beautiful and lively parks; and promoting a healthy natural environment for all. Programs include Community Forestry and Watershed Restoration
  • State Forest Service
    • Maryland State Forest and Park Service.
  • State Government – Maryland
    • Maryland’s official state website
  • Surreybrooke Gardens–Middletown
    • Surreybrooke is a family farm that specializes in growing a wide range of plants. They not only to offer quality plants for sale, but also to give the public a unique experience while visiting.
  • TREE-MENDOUS MARYLAND
    • Large scale tree planting effort administered by the Maryland Forest Service and carried out by over 300,000 volunteers.
  • The Maryland Arborist Association, Inc.
    • The mission of the MAA is to promote education in the field of arboriculture, to support the success of arborists and to promote the importance of tree care. The association provides a forum for the exchange of information and will encourage professionalism through the collective efforts of the members.

Massachusetts

  • Eagle Eye Institute
    • Eagle Eye Institute, based in Somerville, provides hand-on exploratory learning on environmental topics and career-bridging to natural resource fields for urban people, with an emphasis on underserved youth. Eagle Eye is currently orchestrating a national Trees Are My Friends campaign designed to get people of color and other city residents actively involved in care and planting of street trees.
  • City of Boston, Urban Forestry
    • The urban forest plays an important role in Boston’s landscape. The urban forest consists of all the treed areas in Boston including street and yard trees, woodland areas, and parks. Trees contribute to the well-being of our communities environmentally, socially and economically. For example, urban forests can moderate local climate, filter air pollutants, store storm water and reduce run-off, increase biodiversity and provide wildlife habitat. Trees accent our buildings, define our public and private spaces, and improve our psychological well-being.
  • Housatonic River Walk
    • The Great Barrington River Walk is the first public river greenway installed on the Housatonic River in Berkshire County and has become a model for numerous towns along Massachusetts rivers.
  • Massachusetts Horticultural Society–Boston
    • Founded in 1829, the Massachusetts Horticultural Society is dedicated to encouraging the science and practice of horticulture and developing the public’s enjoyment, appreciation, and understanding of plants and the environment.
  • Massachusetts Tree Wardens & Foresters Association
    • The MTWFA was formed in 1913 to provide a forum for professional tree managers to share their concerns for a common cause … the shade trees growing in our communities. Membership is open to tree wardens and foresters as well as advocates of tree preservation at many levels.
  • New England Chapter ISA
    • The New England Chapter of the ISA.
  • New England Wild Flower Society’s “Garden in the Woods”–Framingham
    • This ever-changing living museum — New England’s premier wildflower garden — has more than 1600 kinds of plants, with many rare and endangered native specimens throughout the gardens, as well as the unique “New England Garden of Rare and Endangered Plants.”
  • Sierra Club: Massachusetts Chapter
    • This online home of the MA chapter contains their newsletter, current concerns and issues, and a variety of other information.
  • State Government – Massachusetts
    • Massachusetts’ official state website.
  • Students for Environmental Action at Brandeis University
    • Information on the group, an environmental newsletter, and resources about environmental work on campus.
  • The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University
    • The Arnold Arboretum is a research and educational institution. It manages a collection of hardy trees, shrubs, and vines located on 265 acres in Boston, Massachusetts and associated herbarium and library collections.
  • The Botanic Garden of Smith College–Northampton
    • The Botanic Garden of Smith College, in Northampton, Massachusetts.
  • UMass Extension’s Landscape, Nursery and Urban Forestry
    • This site, provided by UMass Extension, provides educational horticulture information to Green Industry professionals i.e. grounds managers, arborists, nursery operators, landscape contractors and garden center managers in Massachusetts.
  • Urban Ecology Institute
    • The Urban Ecology Institute works to promote the stewardship of healthy urban ecosystems by improving science and civic education for middle and high school youth and by working with urban communities to protect and restore natural resources.

Michigan

  • The Arboriculture Society of Michigan (ASM)
    • Arboriculture Society of Michigan (ASM), chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) is a non-profit organization that reaches out to every community in the Michigan with information that is timely and critical about the proper care of trees.
  • The Greening of Detroit
    • The Greening of Detroit, is a 501 (c)(3) not for profit organization, established in 1989 to guide and inspire the reforestation of Detroit.
  • Adopt-a-Forest Program
    • The Adopt-a-Forest program is a coalition of public agencies (DNRE and USFS), corporations, organizations and about 8,000 volunteers throughout Michigan. Their mission is to eradicate trash that has been illegally dumped on public land. This is accomplished through education, physical cleanup, law enforcement, and alternate disposal methods.
  • Department of Entomology at Michigan State
    • Provides research, publications, courses, and other resources concerning insects.
  • Department of Forestry, Michigan State University
    • Information about the school, degrees, resources, and courses.
  • Frederik Meijer Gardens–Grand Rapids
    • 118 acre botanical garden and sculpture park.
  • Friends Of The St. Joe River Association
    • The Friends of the St. Joseph River Association Inc. works to clean and restore the St. Joe river and also all rivers, streams, and creeks that flow into the St. Joseph River.
  • Global ReLeaf of Michigan
    • Global ReLeaf of Michigan is a grass roots, volunteer, 501(c)3 not for profit organization focused on providing tree planting assistance and education for the citizens, communities and elected officials throughout Michigan.
  • Michigan Arbor Day Alliance
    • A coalition of organizations and agencies dedicated to the promotion and celebration of Arbor Day throughout Michigan.
  • Michigan Energy Options
    • Based in East Lansing, Urban Options is a nonprofit organization that helps ordinary people find local solutions to the global challenges of the environment and sustainable living.
  • Michigan State Government
    • Michigan’s official state government website.
  • Michigan United Conservation Clubs
    • This organization of over 120,000 members and 470 affiliated clubs is devoted to enhancing Michigan’s natural resources through education and promoting quality recreation.
  • The Great Lakes Information Network
    • The Great Lakes Information Network, or GLIN, provides a wide range of information relating to the Great Lakes region, including the regions environment and economy, tourism, education and more.

Minnesota

  • Minnesota Shade Tree Advisory Committee
    • The Minnesota Shade Tree Advisory Committee (MnSTAC) is recognized throughout Minnesota for its expertise, advice, coordination, and support in matters related to community forestry. It is an advocate for public and private community forestry interests.
  • MNtrees.org
    • The one-stop website for tapping into tree expertise!! MNtrees.org is the only website dedicated to providing up-to-date information on trees and tree care in Minnesota. Tree experts from across the state have joined forces to create this resource for answering the most common homeowner questions, from basic tree identification to the proper way to prune or trim a tree. Be sure your community`s website has a link to MNtrees.org, and keep your residents well informed.
  • SEEK = Sharing Environmental Education Knowledge
    • An interactive directory of environmental education resources in Minnesota including EE links, events, news, etc..
  • State Forestry Division – Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
    • State Forestry Division – Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
  • State Government – Minnesota
    • Official Minnesota State website.
  • The Great Lakes Information Network
    • The Great Lakes Information Network, or GLIN, provides a wide range of information relating to the Great Lakes region, including the region?s environment and economy, tourism, education and more.
  • The Minnesota Society of Arboriculture
    • Web site for the Minnesota Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture. The Society’s mission is to foster an appreciation for and awareness of the urban tree community, to stimulate an interest in the planning And preservation of shade and ornamental trees, to promote the science, technology, and practice of Arboriculture and urban forestry, and to encourage Participation in continuing education programs and in exchange of information and experience.
  • Tree Trust
    • Tree Trust was founded 25 years ago, in 1976, to help reforest the Minnesota Twin Cities Metropolitan area in the wake of Dutch Elm disease. Tree Trust’s mission is to to provide education and employment programs that develop individual responsibility and environmental stewardship.
  • University of Minnesota Extension Service
    • The University of Minnesota Extension Service is the University’s educational outreach arm, with offices in every Minnesota county.
  • University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
    • The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is part of the Department of Horticultural Science at the University of Minnesota. Its mission is to provide a community and a national resource for horticultural and environmental information, research and public education; to develop and evaluate plants and horticultural practices for cold climates; and to inspire and delight all visitors with quality plants in well-designed and maintained displays, collections, model landscapes and conservation areas.

Mississippi

Missouri

  • Missouri Urban Trees
    • This online PDF manual provides a wealth of information on selecting, purchasing, and planting a tree for the Missouri landscape.
  • Missouri Department of Conservation – Forestry Division
    • This excellent site contains a wealth of forestry-related information including publications, a community and urban forestry section, education, homeowner assistance, fire management and more.
  • Basic Pruning Guidelines
    • A guide giving tips on how to properly prune trees.
  • Forest ReLeaf of Missouri
    • Forest ReLeaf of Missouri is organized to increase the tree populations of cities and communities in Missouri, and to educate its public about trees, tree care and tree plantings for the conservation of energy and the reduction of global warming.
  • Grow Native!
    • A program promoting natural resilient plants for natural beautiful landscapes. This joint project between the Missouri Department of Conservation and the Missouri Department of Agriculture is designed to encourage the use of native plants. Check out the site for information on native plants, landscaping, and purchasing plants.
  • Heartland Tree Alliance
    • The community forestry organization for the Kansas City metropolitan area! Our mission is to inspire people of our region to understand the importance of the community forest through active participation and education.
  • MBGNet–from the Missouri Botanical Garden
    • Presents a world-wide learning community for kids and classrooms, based in Missouri.
  • Missouri Champion Trees
    • Lists the location, species, and size of over 100 champion trees in Missouri (PDF File).
  • Missouri Community Forestry Council
    • The web-site of the Missouri Community Forestry Council. Council activities are listed along with current officers, activities, and meeting announcements.
  • Missouri Consulting Foresters
    • A great site that describes the services and provides a list of consulting foresters in Missouri that offer timberland and community forestry services to landowners, property managers, attorneys, insurance companies, etc.
  • Missouri Forestkeepers Network
    • The program, administered by the Missouri Department of Conservation and the nonprofit Forest ReLeaf of Missouri, gives citizens of all ages the tools and training they need to assess a tree’s health based on its crown, foliage, trunk and limbs.
  • Powell Gardens–Kingsville
    • Kansas City’s Botanical Gardens’ mission is to inspire people to appreciate, beautify and conserve our natural environment by providing a peaceful setting with opportunities for learning and reflection.
  • Purchasing Trees
    • This illustrated guide helps you choose a species that is appropriate for your needs and planting site (Adobe PDF document).
  • Services Available to Towns and Communities through the Missouri Department of Conservation
    • Provides information on cost share, recognition, and reward programs along with tip sheets on selecting purchasing, planting, watering, and caring for trees.
  • Shaw Arboretum at the Missouri Botanical Garden
    • Shaw Nature Reserve, an extension of the Missouri Botanical Garden, includes 2,500 acres of natural Ozark landscape and managed plant collections. Located 35 miles southwest of St. Louis in Gray Summit, Missouri, it provides environmental education, ecological research and public enjoyment of the natural world.
  • State Government – Missouri
    • Missouri`s official state website.
  • University of Missouri, Department of Forestry
    • Offering Forestry Education with Society of American Foresters Accredited Degrees.

Montana

  • Communities Committee of the Seventh American Forest Congress
    • The Communities Commitee is a national organization that works to focus attention on the interdependence between America’s forests and the vitality of rural and urban communities.
  • Montana Garden Guide Online
    • What causes tree trunks to split in winter? How large a ball of earth should I take with the rootsystem when I transplant a tree or shrub? What’s the best time of year to plant trees? Search or browse the archives of the Garden Guide, produced by the Montana State University Extensions.
  • University of Montana School of Forestry
    • University of Montana School of Forestry

Nebraska

  • Nebraska Forestry Publications
    • This site provides a number of forestry publications. Topics include: Management, Tree Planting, Protection, Marketing, and Nebraska Forest Service Publications.
  • National Arbor Day Foundation
    • Located in Nebraska City, Nebraska, the National Arbor Day Foundation is involved in Arbor Day celebrations and much, much more. This website describes their programs, which include conferences, Trees for America, and Tree City USA.
  • Nebraska Arborists Association
    • State professional arborists association.
  • Nebraska Forest Service
    • State forestry agency including the community forestry program.
  • Nebraska Statewide Arboretum
    • The Nebraska Statewide Arboretum is a remarkable network of arboretum sites, parks, historic properties and other public landscapes located in dozens of communities across the state of Nebraska. Linked together and supported by the Arboretum office at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, this unique statewide network makes the Arboretum accessible and relevant to citizens across Nebraska.
  • ReTree Nebraska
    • ReTree Nebraska is a statewide initiative to plant and care for 1 million trees from April 2007 until 2017.
  • State Government – Nebraska
    • Nebraska’s official state website

Nevada

  • Acacia Demonstration Gardens
    • Acacia Demonstration Gardens in the City of Henderson’s Acacia Park, features drought-tolerant landscaping options and workshops about turf planting, xeriscape and irrigation systems.
  • Ask a Master Gardener
    • University of Nevada Cooperative Extension. Email your questions to Master Gardeners.
  • Carson City Shade Tree Council
    • The Carson City Shade Tree Council advises the Carson City Board of Supervisors on all tree related issues involving public, commercial, industrial, business and residential areas. They also do training seminars, Arbor Day events and special tree related projects.
  • Clark County Wetlands Park
    • Located in the Las Vegas Wash, this is a riparian corridor in an urban area providing habitat to more than 300 fish and wildlife species, and close to 300 species of upland, riparian and wetland plants. The Nature Preserve features two miles of concrete walking trails, graveled secondary trails, a bird viewing blind, ponds, trail markers, and aesthetic views of the nearby alluvial fan and mountains of Rainbow Gardens.
  • Cleaner Air, Tree by Tree – A Best Management Practices Guide for Urban Trees in Southern Nevada (PDF)
    • This BMP guide is the work of Nevada Shades of Green, a local committee of professional arborists, landscape architects, air quality specialists, city and county planners and educators. The Guide was developed as part of the Nevada Shades of Green project to improve the quality of life for Nevada residents by providing increased awareness about the value of community trees in improving air quality to key decision makers, developers and communities.
  • Desert Green Conference
    • The Desert Green Conference, held annually in the fall, is a comprehensive green industry conference.
  • Desert Research Institute
    • A nonprofit, statewide division of the University and Community College System of Nevada, the Desert Research Institute pursues a full-time program of basic and applied environmental research on a local, national, and international scale.
  • Ethel M® Chocolates’ Self-Guided Botanical Cactus Garden
    • Ethel M® Chocolates` self-guided Botanical Cactus Garden, just 15 minutes from downtown Las Vegas, features over 300 species of drought-tolerant ornamentals, cacti, succulents and desert plants.
  • Gardens at the Springs Preserve
    • Gardens at the Springs Preserve, Las Vegas Valley Water District, offers free classes on landscaping and irrigation design.
  • Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve
    • 100-acre site is home to thousands of migratory waterfowl as well as numerous resident desert birds. There are nine ponds available for birding, surrounded by both paved (3/4 mile long) and soft surfaces. Expect to do a lot of walking, bring water, a hat, and wear sunscreen. The Preserve has binoculars available for loan.
  • North Lake Tahoe Demonstration Garden
    • North Lake Tahoe Demonstration Garden at the Sierra Nevada College in Incline Village promotes lake-friendly landscaping using native and adaptive plant materials.
  • Reno Urban Forestry Commission
    • The Reno Urban Forestry Commission advises the City in the use and maintenance of vegetation in public areas and hosts activities throughout the year.
  • Southern Nevada Arborist Group
    • Southern Nevada Arborist Group (SNAG), a nonprofit corporation, promotes the proper selection, planting, care and maintenance of trees. Site lists activities and Tree Appraisal Ratings for southern Nevada.
  • Southwest Trees & Turf
    • Southwest Trees & Turf is a monthly publication dedicated to education and professionalism in the arid Southwest.
  • State Division of Forestry
    • Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.
  • State Government – Nevada
    • Nevada’s official state website.
  • The Nevada Landscape Association
    • The Nevada Landscape Association (NLA) is a statewide trade association of professionals making their living in the Green Industry.
  • The University of Nevada Las Vegas Arboretum
    • 80 acres are landscaped with trees, shrubs, and turf, including a two acre Xeric Gardens. The grounds are often referred to as the Emerald in the Desert. Featured areas of interest, tour information and tree walks.
  • The University of Nevada Reno Arboretum
    • 1985 Legislation established arboreta at both the Reno and Las Vegas campuses of the University of Nevada. The plantings at the Reno Arboretum represent over 60 genera and about 200 species, many with several cultivars present. The website lists featured areas of interest, tree walks and activities.
  • Trees for Tomorrow (PDF)
    • This complete tree selection guide for Southern Nevada landscapes was developed to help homeowners choose, plant and care for their landscape (PDF).
  • Truckee Meadows Urban Forestry Coalition
    • Truckee Meadows Urban Forestry Coalition is a coalition of local government, non-profit organizations and conservation groups have develop developed tree selection lists and caring for trees in the Reno-Sparks area.
  • Western Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture
    • This chapter is based in Arizona, California, Hawaii and Nevada. The site contains info on the organization, an online magazine, and tree care information.
  • Wilbur D. May Arboretum and Botanical Garden
    • The Wilbur D. May Arboretum and Botanical Garden demonstrates the botanical possibilities of the high desert environment on 12 of wetland habitats, outdoor courtyards, and secluded gardens.

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

  • New Mexico Urban & Community Forestry Program
    • Program provides technical assistance, resources, and funding opportunities for New Mexico communities to develop sustainable green programs and initiatives.
  • New Mexico Big Tree Program
    • New Mexico’s Big Tree Program tracks the largest recorded trees found throughout the state.
  • New Mexico Forestry Camp
    • Forestry camp is a 5-day residential, outdoor workshop for 13 to 17 year olds. It’s a great way for youth to learn about how New Mexicans use, care for, and appreciate the natural and cultural resources on their public lands. Resource professionals work with campers to learn about trees, streams, archaeology, insects, wildland fire, range management, wildlife, outdoor ethics, search and rescue, and soils and geology.
  • State Government – New Mexico
    • New Mexico’s official state website.
  • Think Trees New Mexico
    • Think Trees New Mexico is a non-profit organization that promotes the education, training, and appreciation of arboriculture and horticulture. The organization hosts a regional tree care conference and provides support to professionals in the Green Industry of New Mexico and its surrounding regions.

New York

  • Trees New York
    • Trees New York’s mission is to plant, preserve, protect and care for New York’s trees through education and action. They active in all five boroughs of New York City and the surrounding region. Alliance for Community Trees (ACT) Member.
  • Black Locust Initiative
    • The Black Locust Initiative, Inc. is a non-profit organization teaching sustainable forestry through hands-on workshops open to the public.
  • Metro Forest Council
    • The Metro Forest Council (MFC) is a not-for-profit organization providing leadership for protection, research, restoration and management of forested ecosystems in the metropolitan New York region. The Council brings together a diverse group of professionals and individuals working to bring about scientifically based management, education and planning of our region’s forested lands.
  • New York Restoration Project
    • The New York Restoration Project (NYRP), a unique non-profit founded by Bette Midler, cleans, restores, and revitalizes neglected parks, community gardens, and open space in New York City, primarily in low-income neighborhoods. NYRP crews work in city parks seven days a week, removing garbage and debris, planting trees, shrubs, and bulbs, repairing benches, and removing invasive vegetation.
  • State Department of Environmental Conservation
    • The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
  • State Government – New York
    • New York’s official state website.
  • The Great Lakes Information Network
    • The Great Lakes Information Network, or GLIN, provides a wide range of information relating to the Great Lakes region, including the region’s environment and economy, tourism, education and more.
  • The New York Botanical Garden
    • In the Bronx, the NYBG contains a number of tree and shrub collections. Their website provides information on the gardens, education programs, and other services.

North Carolina

  • Southern Region Urban Forestry Technical Service Center
    • The Southern Urban Forestry Technical Service Center (SUFTSC) facilitates the exchange of information between the 13 states (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC, TN, and VA) in the Southern Region.
  • North Carolina Division of Forest Resources
    • This site provides a wide range of North Carolina-related forestry and community forestry information and links.
  • Branching Out: The North Carolina Forest Stewardship Activity Guide
    • Fourteen easy-to-follow classroom and outdoor activities that link youth to the forest.
  • Charlotte Public Tree Fund
    • If you would like to contribute to local efforts to enhance Charlotte and Mecklenburg County`s tree canopy, you can contact the Charlotte Public Tree Fund, Inc. or one of the City of Charlotte resources listed below. The Charlotte Public Tree Fund is a 501c(3) not-for-profit North Carolina corporation formed for the purpose of planting trees in Charlotte and Mecklenburg County and raising public awareness about the importance of our tree canopy.
  • Duke Forest
    • The Duke Forest comprises 7,900 acres of forest land, managed for research and educational purposes since the early 1930s. The forest is also open for public use.
  • North Carolina Botanical Garden–Chapel Hill
    • The North Carolina Botanical Garden, first opened to the public in 1966, is part of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is supported by the State of North Carolina and the Botanical Garden Foundation, Inc. The Garden’s display collections, Piedmont Nature Trails, Coker Arboretum, Mason Farm Biological Reserve and other lands comprise nearly 600 acres.
  • North Carolina State Government Website
    • Offical state government website of the state of North Carolina.
  • North Carolina Urban Forest Council
    • The North Carolina Urban Forest Council is many different voices protecting trees where we work, live and play. Our members include individuals, citizen groups, nonprofit organizations, businesses and agencies from around the state that share an interest in community and urban forestry. This website offers resources for these green industry professionals.
  • Plant Pathology Information
    • An index of factsheets on tree diseases in North Carolina. Presented by North Carolina State University.
  • Planting Techniques for Trees and Shrubs
    • Produced by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service.
  • The JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University
    • The JC Raulston Arboretum is a nationally acclaimed garden with the most diverse collection of plants adapted for landscape use in the southeastern United States.
  • Trees Across Raleigh
    • Non-profit organization dedicated to improving the appearance of the City of Raleigh, fostering greater community pride and promoting economic development by planting trees throughout the City of Raleigh. Trees are planted by volunteers on organized planting days in public rights-of-way, along public medians and in public parks.
  • Wetlands Mitigation Banking Systems: A Means of Compensating for Wetlands Impacts
    • Presented by the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at North Carolina State University, this guide describes North Carolina legislation regarding wetlands mitigation banking systems.

North Dakota

Ohio

  • Cincinnati Park Board
    • Provides a park directory, information on special events, and educational programs.
  • Cox Arboretum–Dayton
    • 170-acre facility where a wide variety of plants are cultivated for education and aesthetics.Specimen trees, shrubs and other plants suitable to the local Dayton climate.
  • Dawes Arboretum–Newark
    • Founded in 1929 by Beman and Bertie Dawes, The Dawes Arboretum includes 1,149 acres of plant collections and natural areas that offer unique educational experiences in any season.
  • Factsheets on Trees, Shrubs, & Groundcovers
    • Presented by Ohio State University extension, this index lists factsheets on diseases, pests, selection and use, and plant care.
  • Ohio Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture
    • The purpose of the International Society of Arboriculture’s (ISA) Ohio Chapter is to foster a better understanding of plants and their safe care through the education of professional arborists, and the dissemination of information to prospective clients throughout the state.
  • Ohio Foresters- Selling Timber, Forest Management
    • Ohio Foresters providing Timber Sales and Forest Management Services for Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia.
  • Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association
    • The Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association (ONLA) is a non-profit association, representing the interests of the state’s nursery, garden center, and landscape industry.
  • Ohio Project Learning Tree
    • Project Learning Tree is an award-winning environmental education program designed for teachers and other educators of students in grades preK-12. This site provides information about Project Learning Tree and its programs in Ohio.
  • Ohio State University Chadwick Arboretum—Columbus
    • The Ohio State University’s Chadwick Arboretum in Columbus.
  • Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens–Akron
    • Located in Akron, Ohio, Stan Hywet Hall is one of the finest examples of Tudor Revival architecture in America. The majestic 65-room country house sits on 70 acres of artfully landscaped gardens and grounds.
  • State Government – Ohio
    • Ohio’s official state website.
  • The Great Lakes Information Network
    • The Great Lakes Information Network, or GLIN, provides a wide range of information relating to the Great Lakes region, including the region’s environment and economy, tourism, education and more.
  • The Holden Arboretum–Kirtland
    • Located in Kirtland, Ohio, twenty five miles east of Cleveland, The Holden Arboretum encompasses over 3,400 acres and is the one of the largest arboreta in the United States.
  • Urban Forestry Degree Program at Ohio State University
    • Information about urban forestry degrees and careers at Ohio State.

Oklahoma

  • Myriad Botanical Gardens–Oklahoma City
    • The Myriad Botanical Gardens and Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory is a lush, tropical oasis in downtown Oklahoma City. Houses a large orchid, palm, ginger, begonia, euphorbia and bromiliad collection.
  • Oklahoma Plant Trees
    • A resource for community forestry in the State of Oklahoma from Oklahoma State University Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture.
  • State Government – Oklahoma
    • Oklahoma’s official state website. State Urban Forestry Coordinator: Mark Bays, Oklahoma Forestry Division, 2800 North Lincoln Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73105. Phone: (405) 521-3864, FAX: (405) 521-4912.
  • The Metropolitan Environmental Trust
    • A public agency representing nine communities in the Tulsa area, sponsors environmental programs such as drop-off recycling depots, household pollutant collection events, and yard waste reduction/composting promotions.

Oregon

  • Oregon Community Trees
    • Urban forestry leaders from around the state formed the Oregon Urban and Community Forest Council (now referred to as Oregon Community Trees) in 1991. The 501(c) 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 Trees
    • This Portland, OR group brings neighbors together for tree planting and tree care projects. Friends of Trees also distributes information on how to protect our urban trees and provides educational information for children and adults. Alliance for Community Trees (ACT) Member.
  • Nearby Nature
    • Nearby Nature is a Eugene-based, non-profit educational organization which helps people develop and sustain healthy personal relationships with the natural community.
  • Oregon Association of Nurseries
    • The Oregon Association of Nurseries, Inc. is a non-profit, volunteer membership organization that represents more than 1,500 nursery stock producers, retailers, landscapers and allied companies in the nursery and greenhouse industry.
  • Portland’s Forest Park Ivy Removal Project
    • Information about a group that is working to remove English Ivy from the trees in Portland’s famous park. English Ivy is a non-native plant that causes trees to prematurely decline.
  • State Government – Oregon
    • Oregon’s official state web site.
  • The Trees of Reed College
    • Detailed maps and descriptions to help visitors identify more than 1,000 trees on the campus of Reed College in Portland, Oregon. The site includes photographs and botanical information for many tree species.
  • The World Forestry Center
    • Nonprofit Forests/Forestry museum in Portland, Oregon. Open everyday with exhibits and programs for all audiences. Also operates demonstration forests and international fellowship program.
  • Trees of the Pacific Northwest
    • This gorgeous site, presented by Oregon State University, helps you identify common conifers in the Pacific Northwest.

Pennsylvania

  • Awbury Arboretum Association
    • Awbury is a 55-acre urban greenspace and historic home located in the Germantown section of Philadelphia. Awbury offers programs in environmental education for children and youth, job training for adults in horticulture and landscaping, and is home to a 25-year old community garden which models backyard conservation. Awbury has an impressive collection of trees including a state champion River Birch, 130-year old multi-trunked Linden, and a grove of large European Beeches.
  • Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission
    • Serving the Greater Philadelphia region for over 30 years, DVRPC works to foster regional cooperation in a nine-county, two state area. City, county and state representatives work together to address key issues, including transportation, land use, environmental protection and economic development.
  • Landscape Architecture at Penn State
    • Landscape Architecture is an exciting design profession that provides opportunities to work in many arenas on a variety of project types. Learn more about the profession and its professional society (the ASLA) here.
  • Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
    • Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania is an interdisciplinary center that integrates art, science and the humanities. Thousands of rare and lovely woody plants, including many of Philadelphia’s oldest, rarest, and largest trees, are set in a romantic, 92-acre, Victorian landscape garden of winding paths, streams, flowers and special garden areas.
  • Phipps Conservatory–Pittsburgh
    • Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens brings together the finest in horticulture, art, education and fun! From seasonal flower shows, educational classes, special exhibits and fun events – something’s always blooming at Phipps!
  • State Government – Pennsylvania
    • Pennsylvania’s official state website.

Rhode Island

South Carolina

  • Board of Registration for Foresters (South Carolina)
    • This site registers those who are qualified by education and experience to perform professional forestry work for private landowners, wood-using industries, state and federal agencies, and other woodland owners. It receives and investigates complaints.
  • Notes on Shade and Forest Insects
    • Presented by Clemson University, this page indexes color photographs of common shade and forest tree insects.
  • Project Learning Tree – South Carolina
    • Project Learning Tree is an award-winning environmental education program designed for teachers and other educators of students in grades preK-12. This site provides information about Project Learning Tree and its programs in South Carolina.
  • Riverbanks Botanical Garden–Columbia
    • Riverbanks Zoological Park & Botanical Garden, in Columbia, South Carolina, offers a relaxing, entertaining and unique educational experience for the entire family. A seventy-acre Botanical Garden provides visitors with an opportunity to experience both native and exotic plant exhibits.
  • Selecting a Tree Care Professional
    • Tips on finding a qualified arborist in South Carolina, presented by the South Carolina Forestry Commission.
  • South Carolina Forestry Commission
    • The mission of the South Carolina Forestry Commission is to protect, promote, enhance, and nurture the forest lands of South Carolina in a manner consistent with achieving the greatest good for its citizens.
  • South Carolina Plant Atlas
    • Atlas is to showing. on a county by county basis, the distribution of all native and naturalized ferns, fern allies, gymnosperms, and angiosperms of South Carolina.
  • South Carolina State Parks Guide
    • A guide to 80,000 acres of natural forest habitats.
  • State Government- South Carolina
    • South Carolina’s official state.
  • The South Carolina Botanical Garden
    • The South Carolina Botanical Garden was begun in 1957 as a small camellia collection on a reclaimed landfill site. Today the Garden is a 270-acre public garden offering a diversity of cultivated and natural landscapes and year-round public programming.
  • The South Carolina Urban Tree Care Book
    • An extensive, illustrated guide to growing healthy, beautiful trees in South Carolina, produced by the South Carolina Forestry Commission.
  • Tree Planting Guide
    • Comprehensive, illustrated information on planting and caring for trees in the South Carolina climate, presented by the South Carolina Forestry Commission.
  • Tree Selection Guide for South Carolina
    • Information on the factors to consider and helpful lists of trees, presented by the South Carolina Forestry Commission.
  • Trees SC
    • South Carolina’s non-profit forum for the stewardship of SC’s urban and community forests. Membership is open to all.
  • Urban Forestry South Expo
    • Presented by the Forest Service S&PF, Research, Cooperative Extension, the Southern Group of State Foresters, and the University of Georgia. Provides technical urban forestry information focused on southern states.
  • Urban and Community Forestry Grants
    • South Carolina program guidelines for obtaining grants administered by the South Carolina Forestry Commission and funded through the US Forest Service.

South Dakota

Tennessee

  • City of Germantown, Urban Forestry Website
    • This new urban forestry site has current information on tree planting, topping, trees and energy, tree selection as well as Germantown’s Tree Ordinance.
  • Knoxville’s Downtown Trees
    • A website developed to promote the efforts of tree advocates in Knoxville, and to increase the public awareness of several specific issues regarding Knoxville’s urban forest.
  • http://www.memphisbotanicgarden.com/Memphis Botanic Garden
    • With over 96 acres of sweeping vistas, encompassing lakes, woodlands and display gardens, the Memphis Botanic Garden is the cultural crown jewel of the Mid-South.
  • Nashville Tree Foundation
    • Nashville Tree Foundation works to preserve and enhance Nashville’s urban forest by educating the public, planting trees in urban areas, identifying the oldest and largest trees in Davidson County, and designating arboretums.
  • State Government – Tennessee
    • Tennessee’s official state web site
  • Tennessee Division of Forestry
    • Tennessee Division of Forestry.
  • Tennessee Forestry Association
    • Nonprofit forestry organization that represents the forest industry and managers concerns about legislation related to forestry. They also offer education programs.
  • Tennessee Urban Forestry Council
    • The Tennessee Urban Forestry Council consist of volunteers dedicated to improving Tennessee urban forests in quantity and quality.
  • Wolf River Nature Area
    • Greenway system located in germantown, TN this area offers a multi-use paved trail that passes through trees and meanders along the Wolf River. Many interpretive stations describe the area and features. Beaver Boondocks, Electric Overlook and Turtle Bayou are just a few examples. This area is a prime example of a Community project at its best.

Texas

  • Texas Trees Foundation
    • A local organization dedicated to the preservation beautification and expansion of parks and other public natural green spaces in a six county area surrounding the City of Dallas. Alliance for Community Trees (ACT) Member.
  • TreeFolks
    • TreeFolks’ mission is to promote community partnerships in the renewal, restoration and care of our urban forest through public tree plantings and education. Alliance for Community Trees (ACT) Member
  • Plant Answers: Trees and Shrubs
    • Questions and answers organized by tree species, presented by Texas A&M university.
  • Houston Regional Forest
    • This report provides detailed information on the structure, functions, and values of Houston’s regional forest. The report is the major output of Houston’s Regional Forest project, a collaboration of government researchers and local planners, policy makers, and managers to analyze the region’s tree cover using field research and computer modeling.
  • SPARK – School Park Program
    • SPARK helps public schools develop their playgrounds into community parks. Alliance for Community Trees (ACT) Member.
  • A Natural History of North Central Texas
    • Contains a great deal of urban forestry information for Dallas, including the newsletter of the Trinity Blacklands Urban Forestry Council and information on oak wilt in the Dallas area.
  • City of Fort Worth Forestry
    • The City of Fort Worth’s Forestry web page offers a wide variety of information about the City’s forestry program and tips for tree care and maintenance. Visitors to the site can discover how to receive free trees for their neighborhoods, parks and medians, as well as learn how to become a volunteer at the tree farm and how to report hazardous trees. There is also information on nominating trees for the Big Tree Registry, proper planting techniques and tree maintenance.
  • State Government- Texas
    • Official state web site.
  • Texas State Forest Service
    • The Texas State Forest Service.
  • Texas Urban Forestry Council
    • The Texas Urban Forestry Council fosters green, cool, forested communities throughout Texas. Their mission is to serve as a forum for education, networking, and advocacy for those interested in and impacting the urban and community forests of Texas. Desiree Brooks, Exec. Director.
  • The Botanical Research Institute of Texas
    • The Institute’s mission is to conserve our natural heritage by deepening our knowledge of the plant world and achieving public under- standing of the value plants bring to life.
  • The San Antonio Botanical Gardens
    • The San Antonio Botanical Gardens.
  • Trees For Houston
    • Trees For Houston is the volunteer non-profit 501(c)(3) organization in Houston, Texas dedicated to the orderly planting of street trees along Houston’s major arterial streets and freeways. Since their incorporation in 1983, they have been responsible for the planting and monitoring of almost 153,000 street trees and seedlings.
  • Trinity Blacklands Urban Forestry Council
    • This organization promotes the protection and development of urban forest resources through communicating important issues, needs, and information about urban forest resources to local officials, civic leaders, and the media.

Utah

  • Utah Community Forest Council
    • The Utah Community Forest Council is a clearinghouse of urban and community forestry information for the purpose of increasing public awareness of the benefits of tree care, to advocate for the care and management of community trees, and to provide service to the communities throughout the state.
  • TreeUtah
    • TreeUtah is a state-wide, volunteer based, non-profit organization. Our mission; “Improving Utah’s quality of life for present and future generations by enhancing the environment through tree planting, stewardship, and education”.
  • Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands
    • The State Forester’s office provides techinical assistance, training, and grant oppertunities for cities, towns, arborists,non-profits and others interested in promoting urban & community Forestry in Utah.
  • USU Extension Yard and Garden Publications
    • A number of publications available in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.
  • Tree Browser
    • An online resource for tree selection in Utah, this browser will generate species recommendations based on specific characteristics specified by the user.
  • Utah Society for Environmental Education
    • USEE is Utah’s award winning leader in environmental education (EE). As a non-profit umbrella organization, they provide support services to all EE providers in the state.
  • Red Butte Garden and Arboretum
    • Nestled high on the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains overlooking the Great Salt Lake and Salt Lake City, Red Butte Garden and Arboretum features thousands of trees, making it one of the largest collections in the western United States.
  • Uinta National Forest–Provo
    • This forest is considered a “national urban forest” by the USDA Forest Service.
  • State Government – Utah
    • Utah’s official state website.

Vermont

  • State Government – Vermont
    • Vermont’s official state website.
  • Vermont Urban & Community Forestry
    • This program is designed to help Vermont communities and individuals plan, plant, and care for community trees. The website provides an overview of the program, downloadable grant applications, direct links to information about tree care and management, and a calendar of upcoming events and workshops.

Virginia

  • Online Tree Guides for Virginia
    • A variety of on-line information guides on tree planting, community forestry, and a variety of species.
  • Ecology Club Projects and Resources
    • Provides information about a number of educational projects and resources related to the environment.
  • State Department of Forestry
    • Virginia’s State Department of Forestry.
  • State Government – Virginia
    • Virginia’s official state website.
  • The Virginia Tech Horticulture Gardens–Blacksburg
    • The one-acre Gardens complex is divided into four major areas of interest: The Annual Garden contains plants that are most showy in the summer, the Perennial Garden includes herbaceous plants that will survive through the winter, the Xerophytic Garden includes herbaceous and woody drought-tolerant species, and the Wooded Collection that includes both woody and herbaceous species.
  • Tree and Shrub Planting Guidelines
    • Provided by the Virginia Cooperative Extension, this tree planting manual takes you step-by-step through the tree selection and planting process, with information appropriate to the Virginia environment.

Washington

  • City of Bellevue – Parks & Community Services Dept – Natural Resource Division
    • The Natural Resources Program provides and promotes stewardship of natural and cultural resources within the City of Bellevue.
  • City of Spokane Urban Forestry
    • Information and links to tree resources in the City of Spokane.
  • Community Canopy
    • An Inland Northwest tree care education partnership promoting healthy and sustainable community forests that provide maximum environmental and visual benefits.
  • Environmental Outreach and stewardship (EOS) Alliance
    • The EOS Alliance provides green jobs along with workforce, civic leadership and environmental training, habitat restoration, and youth environmental education, throughout the US and Canada.
  • EarthCorps
    • EarthCorps is a Seattle-based environmental restoration nonprofit. They bring young people from across the USA and around the world to learn about and restore our local environment.
  • Forests & Fish Forever
    • The online home of the Washington Forest Protection Association. Members of the association include large and small companies, families, and individual members – own and manage about 4.5 million acres of forests in WA.
  • Gardening in Western Washington
    • Presented by Washington State University, this page provides articles on the best trees and plants for the Washington climate, also information on common tree problems in the area
  • Gifford Pinchot National Forest
    • Online info on this “urban national forest” provided by the USDA Forest Service.
  • King Conservation District
    • Since 1949, the KCD has been helping the people of King County manage their natural resources. The KCD provides education and technical assist on many resource issues. They promote conservation through demonstration projects, educational events, providing technical assistance, and, in some cases, providing or pointing the way to funding.
  • King County Forestry Program
    • King County’s Forestry Program focuses on the retention of forests for their environmental, social, and economic benefits. The Forestry Program provides education, technical assistance, and economic incentives aimed at retaining forest resources across mountain, rural and urban landscapes.
  • Longfellow Creek Home Page
    • The Longfellow Creek Watershed Action Project is a cooperative effort to reduce pollution within the watershed of Longfellow Creek, one of only three remaining open, un-piped, free-flowing creeks in Seattle.
  • Mid-Columbia Forestry Council
    • Mid-Columbia Community Forestry Council encourages economical, beneficial and appropriate tree care practices and policies that promote tree health to all residents of the Mid-Columbia and Lower Yakima regions of Washington.
  • Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
    • This is the official USDA Forest Service site for the forest. Contains information on recreation, wildlife, planning and current activities.
  • Pacific Northwest Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture
    • Online ISA Certified Arborist resource directory and helpful links about proper tree care. The site provides information and access to arboricultural courses and events.
  • Pesticide Information Center Online
    • Presented by Washington State University Extension, this site provides research-based information on pest management choices for home and commercial use.
  • State Government – Washington
    • Washington’s official state website.
  • State Urban and Community Forestry Program
    • Washington’s Urban and Community Forestry Program is a Federal-supported service of the Washington Department of Natural Resources, providing organizational and technical urban forestry assistance primarily to communities and interested local stake holders.
  • The Green Zone
    • The Green Zone is a place to discover “earth-friendly” ideas and alternatives compatible with the Inland Northwest lifestyle.
  • The Lands Council
    • The Lands Council seeks to preserve and revitalize Inland Northwest forests, water, and wildlife through advocacy, education, effective action, and community engagement.
  • Tree Protection Regulations in Seattle (PDF)
    • Trees in Seattle are legally protected in a variety of ways. This informative document ummarizes the regulations enforced by the Department of Design, Construction and Land Use in Seattle. (PDF)
  • US Forest Service Pacific Northwest Region
    • A complete list of US Forest Service areas within Oregon and Washington, including forests, grasslands, recreation and scenic areas, and National monuments.
  • Washington Community Forestry Council
    • The Washington State Urban and Community Forestry Program works to educate citizens and decision-makers about the economic, environmental, psychological and aesthetic benefits of trees and to assist local governments, citizen groups and volunteers in planting and sustaining healthy trees and vegetation wherever people live and work in Washington State.
  • Washington Native Plant Society
    • The Washington Native Plant Society offers opportunities to gain, share, and use knowledge about native plants through field trips, workshops, publications, and special projects.
  • Washington State’s Small Forest Landowner Office
    • The Small Forest Landowner Office serves as a resource and focal point for small forest landowner concerns and policies. With a mission to protect both the economic viability of small forest landowners and the natural resources on which they depend, the office will seek to develop incentive-based policies for improving the management of Washington’s privately owned non-industrial forests.

West Virginia

Wisconsin

  • Cambridge Tree Project
    • Plant 1,000 trees in Villages of Cambridge and Rockdale by 2020. All profit derived from spring and fall tree sales directly applied toward planting trees in common areas of Cambridge, Rockdale and surrounding townships.
  • Milwaukee County Parks
    • All you need to know about Milwaukee County Parks, plus links to other natural and botanical sites in Milwaukee.
  • The Great Lakes Information Network
    • The Great Lakes Information Network, or GLIN, provides a wide range of information relating to the Great Lakes region, including the region’s environment and economy, tourism, education and more.
  • Urban and Community Forestry at the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
    • Urban and Community Forestry at the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
  • Wisconsin Outdoor and Conservation News
    • Updated every Wednesday afternoon, this newsletter contains information and news on urban forestry issues and other topics related to conservation and the outdoors in Wisconsin. Presented by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
  • Wisconsin Urban Forestry Council
    • The purpose of the Council is to advise the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources on the best ways to preserve, protect, expand and improve Wisconsin’s urban and community forest resources.
  • Wisconsin Arborist Association
    • The Wisconsin Arborist Association<.

Wyoming

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