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Urban Forestry Organizations

The following are shared for informational purposes only. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources does not endorse and makes no representations, expressed, inferred or implied, concerning these organizations, programs or services.

  • Alliance for Community Trees [exit DNR]
    A premier network of community-based organizations dedicated to improving the livability of their towns and cities through planting and caring for trees.
  • American Nursery and Landscape Association - Wisconsin Chapter [exit DNR]
    WNLA serves as a statewide association of nursery and landscape businesses and professionals and is a member association of the Wisconsin Green Industry Federation.
  • American Planning Association - Wisconsin Chapter [exit DNR]
    Provides leadership through citizen and professional planners in the development of vital and sustainable communities by advocating excellence.
  • American Public Works Association - Wisconsin Chapter [exit DNR]
    The Wisconsin Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA) provides a forum for public works professionals to share their expertise and experiences for the continuing development of public works that add value throughout Wisconsin.
  • American Public Gardens Association [exit DNR]
    The American Public Gardens Association is the leading professional organization for the field of public horticulture.
  • Arbor Day Foundation [exit DNR]
    Together, we are making our world cleaner and greener. In your yard and around the world, we are planting trees where they are needed most.
  • International City/County Management Association - Center for Sustainable Communities [exit DNR]
    ICMA advances professional local government worldwide. The organization’s mission is to create excellence in local governance by developing and fostering professional management to build better communities.
  • International Society of Arboriculture [exit DNR]
    Joining ISA serves you as an individual by advancing your career, but it also serves the profession on a global level by promoting proper tree care and research to consumers around the world.
  • Local Government Environmental Assistance Network [exit DNR]
    LGEAN is a “first-stop shop” providing environmental management, planning, funding and regulatory information for local government elected and appointed officials, managers and staff.
  • Society of Municipal Arborists [exit DNR]
    Leading the world in building the confidence, competence and camaraderie of the family of professionals who create and sustain community forests.
  • Sustainable Urban Forests Coalition [exit DNR]
    The SUFC is an assembly of national organizations working to advance a unified urban forest agenda for our nation’s communities.
  • Urban Natural Resources Institute [exit DNR]
    UNRI is a science-based source for information and answers to questions on urban natural resources stewardship. A goal of the Institute is to strengthen public awareness of activities related to urban natural resources research and management.
  • U.S. Forest Service, Northeastern Area, Urban and Community Forestry [exit DNR]
    Learn more about your state’s urban and community forestry program and its recent accomplishments. The partnerships created through state and local projects are contributing to an engaged public committed to building healthy and vibrant communities for themselves and future generations.
  • U.S. Forest Service [exit DNR]
    U.S. Forest Service is a multi-faceted agency that manages and protects 154 national forests and 20 grasslands in 43 states and Puerto Rico. The agency’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity and productivity of the nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations.
  • Wisconsin Arborist Association [exit DNR]
    Since its founding in 1964, the WAA has been dedicated to its mission of “improving the understanding of trees and the practice of arboriculture.” Over the years, this organization of commercial, municipal, utility and academic arborist has grown to include over 790 members with the like-minded goal of taking care of Wisconsin’s trees.
  • Wisconsin Parks and Recreation Association  [exit DNR]
    Wisconsin Park and Recreation Association is dedicated to providing its members wide-ranging opportunities to further their careers and enrich the communities they serve. Utilizing a deep reservoir of resources, development opportunities and collaboration, WPRA professionals promote fun, healthy living and conservation of the state’s abundant and amazing resources.
  • Wisconsin Urban Wood [exit DNR]
    Wisconsin Urban Wood (WUW) is a network of independent businesses and nonprofit organizations recycling urban trees back into the social and economic lives of communities across Wisconsin.

If you would like to have your organization added to this list, please send an email to Chase O'Brien that includes the:

  • organization name;
  • website URL; and
  • a brief description of website contents and/or description of the organization.