Resources and Tools
Besides this website and the Department of Forestry and Fire Management staff, there are a variety of resources and tools available for anyone interested in learning more about urban forest management.
- The Arizona Community Tree Council’s mission is to encourage and facilitate the care and planting of trees in Arizona.
- Arizona Nursery Association is a professional trade organization dedicated to the promotion and advancement of the nursery industry for its members and the public they serve in Arizona.
- The City of Phoenix Citizen Forester Program - citizen foresters advocate for trees by promoting best practices regarding proper tree planting and maintenence techniques, while supporting community efforts to achieve tree and shade canopy goals.
- The Tree Care Industry Association is a public and professional resource on trees and arboriculture and provides tree care companies and professional arborists with safety and educational programs, meetings, publications and guidelines for tree service operations, ANSI A300 tree care standards, and much more.
- The Society of Municipal Arborists is an organization of municipal arborists and urban foresters. Our membership also includes consultants, commercial firms and citizens who actively practice or support some facet of municipal forestry.
- The Alliance for Community Trees supports the needs of communities, nonprofits, businesses, and others engaged in urban forestry.
- Trees Are Good helps to educate the public about the importance and value of proper tree care.
- The International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) promotes the professional practice of arboriculture and fosters a greater worldwide awareness of the benefits of trees through research, technology, and education.
- Society of American Foresters seeks to advance sustainable management of forest resources through science, education, technology, and promoting professional excellence. The Southwestern Section operates in New Mexico and Arizona, with local chapters throughout. Members enjoy access to publications, working groups, grants, scholarships and student internship opportunities.
- Utility Arborist Association provides resources in industry news & information, networking, education, certification, events, and continuing education credits.
- Don't Move Firewood is an ogranzation dedicated to outreach and education related to invasive species spread through the movement of wood products.
Tree Management Tools
- Safe Palm Pruning: Best Work Practices
- Would you like to become a Certified Arborist? Take a look at the ISA Certified Arborist Handbook and Application
Green Infrastructure and Tree Master Plans - Guidance
- Urban Forest Management Plan Guidelines (PDF)
- Arbor Day Foundation Bulletins
- i-Tree Tools
- USFS Urban Forestry Sample Management Plan
- Urban Forest Management Plan Toolkit
- Urban Forest Cloud
- USDA Soil characteristics
- Maricopa County General and Site-Specific Drainage Patterns
- Green Infrastructure Tool Kit
Tree Risk Assessment - Liability
Tree City USA
Arizona Urban Tree Map (Inventory)
Shade Tree Planting Prioritization
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