Society of Municipal Arborists

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


51st Annual
International Urban Forestry Conference and Trade Show
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Roundtable LogoAnnouncing City Trees Roundtables!

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

Bees: May/June 2015 alt  NEW!

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Green Communities are $mart Communities

SMA has recently developed a set of Urban Forestry Best Management Practices for use by municipal arborists, planners, urban foresters, concerned citizens, green industry professionals, or anyone interested in creating and sustaining trees and green space in their communities.

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EAB Position Paper & Toolbox

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

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Vegetative Risk Management Planning

This project, funded in whole or in part by the U. S. Forest Service’s Urban and Community Forestry Challenge Cost Share Grant Program, as recommended by the National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council, was developed as a collaboration tool to engage Urban Forestry professionals and Emergency Managers on a regional level to develop Vegetative Risk Management Plans (VRMP).

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2015 SMA

URBAN TREE OF THE YEAR

2015 SMA TOY Vanessa

Yellowwood (Cladrastis kentukea)

Past TOY Winners

The SMA 50th Anniversary History Books are Still Available

This is your chance to own a copy of the History of the Society of Municipal Arborists 1964-2014. An amazingly detailed account of your organization's founding and development through the years. We have a limited number of copies available for sale through the SMA website for only $15.00 each, which includes postage to your doorstep.

You'll be sure to want to have a copy of this keepsake book for your enjoyment and use. It also includes an archival list of all SMA conferences, award winners, and recognitions.

Help celebrate our 50th year — order your copy now. They won't last long!