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Organizations (NGOs)

Non-profits (except urban forest councils) that work directly on local/regional/state urban forestry issues or organizations that support them.

Alabama Urban Forestry Association
Mission: We work to maintain, protect and preserve community forests throughout Alabama. Vision: Established in 1989, the Alabama Urban Forestry Association (AUFA) is a committed leader in the issues of urban forestry. AUFA promotes proper tree care, tree protection and other tree issues in the urban setting.
Arkansas Urban Forestry Council
"Urban forestry is the conservation of trees along streets, in open green spaces and watersheds, in parks and in neighborhoods. There are few practices that contribute more to the quality of urban life than the sustainability of the natural resources on which we have built our communities. Trees are important to the economic and environmental health of our communities. Air quality, property value, community beautification, economic attractiveness, and general livability can all be derived from the planting and care of trees in our communities.
Fairfax ReLeaf
Fairfax ReLeaf, Inc. is an independent, non-profit organization of volunteers who plant and preserve trees, improve community appearance and restore habitat on public and commons lands in Northern Virginia.
Georgia Urban Forest Council
To sustain Georgia's green legacy by helping communities grow healthy trees
Florida Urban Forestry Council PDF document
Houston Area Urban Forestry Council
"The Houston Area Urban Forestry Council (HAUFC) was formed in 1986 with the mission of providing a forum where the different interests involved in urban forestry could come together to develop programs for an enhanced urban forest in the greater Houston area." [from website homepage]
International Society of Arboriculture
The International Society of Arboriculture is a worldwide professional organization dedicated to fostering a greater appreciation for trees and to promoting research, technology, and the professional practice of arboriculture. [from website home page]
ISA Texas
The Texas Chapter of ISA (International Society of Arboriculture) is a professional organization serving the needs of Texas' professional arborist community with: continuing education, tree care research, and service to tree care consumers.
Louisiana Urban Forestry Council
The Louisiana Urban Forestry Council is a non-profit organization dedicated to recognizing, promoting, and improving the value and benefits of Louisiana's Urban Forest resource through management, education, research, training and conservation. [from website Mission]
Mississippi Urban Forest Council PDF document
A nonprofit organization aimed at promoting quality urban and community forestry in Mississippi. [from the website] read more...
North Carolina Urban Forest Council
The North Carolina Urban Forest Council is a nonprofit organization which helps communities strengthen the efforts of local groups by serving as a resource, a forum for networking and discussion and an advocate of the urban forest. The Council seeks to encourage and support these communities in their urban forest management efforts.
Northern Kentucky Urban and Community Forestry Council
"The Northern Kentucky Urban and Community Forestry Council is an interdisciplinary group of interested citizens and professionals whose mission is to help improve and manage their community’s trees and green spaces for future generations.
Oklahoma Urban and Community Forestry Council
The Oklahoma Community & Urban Forestry Council is a nonprofit Oklahoma corporation with a stated mission to improve Oklahoma's urban forests by providing leadership and guidance through education, planning, and advocacy. Founded in 1990, the organization is governed by a voluntary board of directors from across Oklahoma, who are elected to serve three-year terms.
Savannah Tree Foundation
South Carolina Urban & Community Forestry Council
Dedicated to improving South Carolina's Urban & Community Forests.
Southern Cooperative Councils (SCC)
An alliance of the 13 state urban forest councils in the USDA Forest Service Southern region (Region 8).
Tennessee Urban Forestry Council
The Tennessee Urban Forestry Council, established in 1991, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to public awareness, understanding and improving Tennessee's urban forests. The Council serves as a resource, catalyst and liaison concerning urban forestry issues within the state, region and nation. [from website home page]
Texas Urban Forestry Council
The Texas Urban Forestry Council is a nonprofit organization that serves as a forum for networking, education and advocacy for those interested in impacting the community forests of Texas. We are the only statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering cooler, greener Texas communities. [from the website home page]
The Society of Municipal Arborists
Founded in 1964, the SMA 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.
Trees Atlanta
Trees Columbus
Trinity Blacklands Urban Forestry Council
The Trinity Blacklands Urban Forestry Council is an organization formed to address the increasing urban forestry needs for the eight county region surrounding Dallas, Texas.
Virginia Urban Forest Council
Mission: To Enhance the Quality of Life through Stewardship of Our Commonwealth’s Urban and Community Trees. [from website]
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