2022 SMA Conference

SMA's 58th Annual International Urban Forestry Conference and Tradeshow

in Seattle, WA on November 14-15th

Attendee Registration

Exhibitor Registration

Sponsorship Registration

Conference Information and Agenda

The theme of  SMA’s conference focuses on the successful melding of trees and infrastructure and on successful partnerships between municipalities and non-profits to further canopy goals in in communities.  Educational sessions will address using green infrastructure to improve tree equity and the mitigation of urban heat islands,  integrating trees into planning and budgeting for gray infrastructure, adoption of municipal codes to accommodate green infrastructure design and how collaboration with Engineering and Public Works departments improves the melding of the green and grey infrastructure.


2021 SMA Conference

The Society of Municipal Arborists (SMA) held its 57th Annual International Urban Forestry Conference and Trade Show on November 15-16th, 2021 in Louisville, Kentucky.

Conference Agenda

Thursday, November 19, 2020
From the Comfort of Your Home or Office
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. CST

The Society of Municipal Arborists (SMA) held its 56th Annual International Urban Forestry Conference on November 19, 2020 as a virtual webinar.

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November 18-19, 2019
Cleveland, Ohio  

November 5-6, 2018
Irvine, California 

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52nd Annual International Urban Forestry Conference and Trade Show

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Indianapolis, Indiana - November 15, 2016

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2014 SMA Conference 

2014 SMA Conference

November 3-4, 2014
Charlotte, North Carolina

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Followed by the Partners in Community Forestry Conference, November 5-6

2013 SMA Conference


Did You Miss The 2013 SMA Conference?

Want More of Your Staff to Share in the 2013 Conference Experience? – Relive the highlights from the 49th Annual SMA International Conference and Trade Show by purchasing a virtual live cast. This is a great tool to use as a platform for sharing best practices in urban forest partnership, planning and management, in addition to offering models of sustainability and innovation across all groups who serve community trees.

 • Cost: $199
 • Access the entire presentation online for 1 full year
 • Includes Acclaimed Emerald Ash Borer Workshop
 • Earn 12 CEUs
 • Watch any time for up to one year


2012 SMA Conference and Trade Show

48th Annual
International SMA Conference and Trade Show
November 12-13, 2012
Sacramento, CA

Join us in Sacramento, CA on Monday afternoon for workshops (3 CEUs), followed by the conference on Tuesday. Special registration rates will be available to encourage you to stay for the Partners in Community Forestry Conference.

CEUs - Tuesday's session has been granted 6 CEUs for tree worker, certified arborist, municipal specialist, and utility arborist. Board Certified Master Arborists- 1 Practice, 1 Management CEU.

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Can't Make It To Sacramento? - Attend the 48th International SMA Conference VIRTUALLY!

  • Save money.
  • No need to leave work for days.
  • Earn up to 6 CEUs.
  • View with a group.

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2011 SMA International Urban Forestry Conference

Join us in Milwaukee!

September 25-28, 2011
at the Hyatt Regency, 333 Kilbourn Ave, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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2010 SMA International Urban Forestry Conference

October 3 - 6, 2010

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Thank you for joining us!

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2009 Savannah, GA View Handouts & Presentations


2008 San Diego, CA View Slideshow


2007 Hollywood, FL


2006 Asheville, NC


2005 Windsor, ON


2004 Denver, CO


2003 Santa Monica, CA


2002 Ithaca, NY