The Root of our Program: Partners and Links
- The USDA Forest Service (Northeast Area), Urban and Community Forestry
Program provides funds, technical assistance, technical transfer,
and overall program guidance to Massachusetts and other states.
- The National Arbor Day Foundation provides technical information
through Tree City USA Bulletins, and oversees the national Tree City
awards and the Arbor Day poster contest for fifth-grade students. State natural
resource agencies, like DCR, administer these programs.
- The Northeast Center for
Urban and Community Forestry facilitates and
supports new and existing research, provides assistance and coordinates
the exchange of information among urban and community forestry practitioners
in the New England and New York region.
The Massachusetts Tree Wardens‘ and Foresters’ Association is the professional association that represents the tree wardens
who serve in each municipality to manage public shade trees.
Department of Conservation and Recreation’s Forest
Health Program monitors forests for insect and disease outbreaks,
educates professionals and homeowners, and maintains tree health throughout
the state forest and park system.