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!

SMA Accepting Annual Awards Nominees

Our members do great things throughout the year - nominate an awesome tree person today! SMA seeks nominations for 2023 award nominees in several categories. Find out more at the following link. Nominations are due October 25, 2023.

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Apply for MFI 2024!

Applications are now open for SMA's Municipal Forestry Institute (MFI) scheduled for February 25-March 1, 2024! Being held on beautiful Jekyll Island off the Georgia coast, MFI is the premier urban forestry leadership program developed by and for the people who make and support daily tree planting and care decisions. Ready to grow your skills and confidence to lead your urban forestry program to the next level? Find out more and apply today!

Learn more about MFI 2024