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.

MFI Canada 2017


mfi logoMFI Canada is an exciting, high-level training opportunity educating professionals in the leadership and managerial aspects of urban forestry. This week-long intensive educational program delivers a challenging opportunity to grow a more successful community tree program. Come learn and master leadership and management tools of program administration, coalition building, strategic thinking, program planning, and public relations by investing a week in your personal growth and development. Join us for MFI Canada 2017, October 15-20, NAV Center, Cornwall, Ontario, Canada!

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

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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.



2017 SMA Urban Tree of the Year:
Chestnut Oak

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Sponsorship of Municipal Forestry Programs & Events

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