Welcome to the Society of Municipal Arborists! 

We are a membership-based group dedicated to building the confidence, competence and camaraderie of all people who manage trees and forests in cities.

The Society of Municipal Arborists (SMA) is dedicated to helping you grow and care for the trees in your community. Take part in our Arborist Exchange and Mentoring Programs, grow as a leader through the Municipal Forestry Institute, learn from colleagues in our webinar Learning Series, and read more about issues facing our industry in City Trees. We're here to help you and your urban forestry and municipal arboriculture programs grow!

Apply by May 30! - Arborist Exchange Program

Have you wanted to learn more about another community's forestry program? If so, consider applying for the SMA Arborist Exchange Program. SMA will fund approved travel expenses for you to experience and learn from others right next door or across the globe. It's a great way to get reinvigorated and bring new ideas back to your community!

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Urban and Municipal Forestry Credentialing

The profession of urban and municipal forestry is maturing. With it, comes an increased focus on credentialing. Throughout the year, SMA members will hear more about credentialing development and redevelopment being completed by partners within our industry. Click the link below to read more about SMA's stance on credentialing and how we'll serve our members.

SMA Statement on Credentialing