Society of Municipal Arborists

4 11, 2022

Inflation Reduction Act UCF Funding Takeaways from Recent SMA Town Hall

By |2022-11-04T16:41:04-04:00November 4th, 2022|Categories: Funding, Society of Municipal Arborists, USFS|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Photo by Leslie Berckes The Society of Municipal Arborists (SMA) recently hosted a virtual Town Hall to learn more about $1.5 billion in additional federal funding for urban and community forestry (UCF) provided by the Inflation Reduction Act. The Town Hall moderator was SMA Executive [...]

14 09, 2022

Tulip Tree & Tupelo Groves: Recommended Reading

By |2022-09-14T18:21:43-04:00September 14th, 2022|Categories: Essays and Reflections, NYC, Society of Municipal Arborists, Urban Forest Ecology|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

In the September/October 2022 issue of City Trees, the magazine produced by the Society of Municipal Arborists (SMA), Washington Square Park Eco Projects Director Georgia Silvera Seamans published a superb story, "Tulip Tree among the Oaks: Notes on My Favorite Forest Tree." And in the May/June 2022 [...]

31 08, 2022

City Trees Magazine Now Freely Available to All

By |2022-08-31T12:08:56-04:00August 31st, 2022|Categories: Arboriculture, Nonprofits, Organizational News, Society of Municipal Arborists|Tags: |0 Comments

The Society of Municipal Arborists (SMA) Board recently voted to make City Trees freely available to everyone. Here's how you can access City Trees, an international, bimonthly online magazine about all things urban forestry.  The Sept/Oct 2022 City Trees is here From the Sept/Oct 2022 link (or any [...]

8 12, 2021

Musclewood (Carpinus caroliniana) is 2022 SMA Urban Tree of the Year

By |2021-12-08T09:47:01-05:00December 8th, 2021|Categories: Arboriculture, Society of Municipal Arborists, Tree Planting, Underutilized Urban Trees|Tags: , , |0 Comments

A single-stem musclewood (Carpinus caroliniana) used as a street tree. Story and Photos by Michelle Sutton   Each fall, members of the Society of Municipal Arborists (SMA) select the next year’s SMA Urban Tree of the Year. For 2022, musclewood (Carpinus carolinana) lifted its weight to [...]

28 12, 2018

SMA Announces 2019 Urban Tree of the Year

By |2018-12-28T17:23:29-05:00December 28th, 2018|Categories: Recommended Urban Trees, Society of Municipal Arborists, Underutilized Urban Trees|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments

American hophornbeam (Ostrya virginiana) coping admirably well with the heat on the student union patio at Virginia Tech. Photo by Eric Wiseman Each year, members of the Society of Municipal Arborists (SMA) vote for the SMA Urban Tree of the Year. Praise for this year’s winner, American [...]

21 10, 2018

SMA 2019 Arborist Exchange Accepting Applications from Munis, Nonprofits, Utilities

By |2018-10-21T19:53:53-04:00October 21st, 2018|Categories: Innovative Projects and Programs, Society of Municipal Arborists|Tags: |0 Comments

The Society of Municipal Arborists has expanded their Arborist Exchange Program to include not just municipal arborists but also utility arborists and urban forestry nonprofit professionals. Applications are due December 29, 2018 for the 2019 exchange. Further details here.      

26 11, 2017

Up With Trees! SMA Tulsa Conference Highlights

By |2017-12-08T23:58:59-05:00November 26th, 2017|Categories: Arbor Day Foundation, Essays and Reflections, Nonprofits, Partners Community Forestry, Society of Municipal Arborists|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Up with Trees headquarters in Tulsa. Photo: upwithtrees.org Recently, Council members such as Past President Andy Hillman, Secretary Steve Harris, Board Member James Kaechele, and myself (Blog Editor Michelle Sutton) attended the Annual Conference of the Society of Municipal Arborists (SMA). It was held November [...]

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