Benefits of Trees

  US Forest Service - “Trees Pay Us Back: Tools for Communicating the Benefits of Trees”
      •   Reports and other documents developed with iTree data and used to promote the urban forest
Broad Range of Urban Forestry Information
  Trees Are Good - An educational website of the International Society of Arboriculture
  Arbor Day Foundation
  Urban Natural Resources Institute
  University of Washington - Center for Urban Horticulture
  NYS Urban and Community Forestry Council
  NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)
  NYS DEC - List of Regional Forestry Offices
  New York ReLeaf
  Cornell Cooperative Extension - Find your County Office
  Cornell Cooperative Extension - Cornell Cooperative Extension
      •   Lower Hudson Valley (offers many green industry workshops with continuing education credits)

Federal / Government Agencies

  NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
      •   The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
  USDA Forest Service
      •   USDA Forest Service national headquarters website.
  NYS Department of Environmental Conservation - Urban Forestry Program
  US Forest Service - Urban Forestry Site
  US Forest Service - Urban Forestry Resources
  US Forest Service - Northeast Center for Urban and Community Forestry
  US Forest Service - Northeast Research Station
  US Forest Service - Pacific Southwest Research Station, Center for Urban Forest Research
Invasive Insects and Pests
  USFS Animal Plant Health Inspection Service - main page
  Emerald Ash Borer – A cooperative emerald ash borer website developed by the federal government, state agencies and universities
  Cornell Entomology – pest updates
  Invasive Plant Council of New York State
  NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets – Forest Health Invaders
  i-TREE - free suite for assessing and managing community forests
Management Plans
  Northeast Center for Urban & Community Forestry – management plan guide
  TreeORD - Tree ordinance software from Tree Trust
  Tree Ordinance Development Guidebook - Georgia Forestry Commission
Professional Organizations
  International Society of Arboriculture (ISA)
  New York State Arborists
  Tree Care Industry Association
  Society of Municipal Arborists
  North American Association for Environmental Education
  American Society of Consulting Arborists
  Society of American Foresters
  New York State Nursery and Landscape Association
  Urban and Community Forestry Program
      •   Urban and community forestry is the management of trees and forests within populated areas from small villages to large cities.
Tree Risk Assessment
  US Forest Service – Urban Tree Risk Management
  Tree City USA
      •   The official site of the National Arbor Day Foundation provides information about planting and caring for trees, our Rain Forest Rescue and Tree City USA programs, and much more. Buy trees and give a gift of trees through our Trees in Memory and Trees for America programs.
Street Tree – Municipal Resources
  Tree City – learn how to become a Tree City USA
  Cornell University Community Forestry - A clearinghouse for information to help communities manage their urban trees
  Urban Horticulture Institute – free downloadable resources
  University of Florida Horticulture – trees and sidewalks
  Urban Natural Resources Institute
  American Forests
  America In Bloom
Tree Boards
  NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
Tree Identification
  Tree ID Self Test
  Arbor Day Foundation
  What Tree Is It?
  Basics of Tree ID
  Tree Link – What Tree Is That?
  Cornell Woody Plants Database
Trees and Health
  University of Illinois - at Urbana Champagne, Human-Environment Research Laboratory
  Urban Tree Cover and Air Quality Planning
  American Forests – Trees and Ecosystem Services
  Understanding the Science Behind Riparian Forest Buffers: Effects on Water Quality
  Cornell NYS IPM Interactive Plant Manager - Diagnosing Pests of Woody Ornamental Plants
  Forestry Images
Youth Materials and Resources
  Arbor Day Foundation
  Urban Forestry South - Discovering the Urban Forest Activity Book
  Cornell 4-H Know Your Trees