Urban and Community Forestry Partners and Links

Links to helpful resources for Urban and Community Forestry Programs


  • 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 USA 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.
  • The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreations 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.


Elm Watch

Eagle Eye Institute

Millers River Environmental Center Collaborative Forestry Education Program

Nuestras Raices

Groundwork Lawrence


Massachusetts Municipal Urban Forestry Sites

City of Boston Urban Forestry Department

Springfield Forestry

Friends of Newburyport Trees

Tree Link

Society of Municipal Arborists

The American Chestnut Foundation

Environmental Leadership Program

The Eastern Native Tree Society

Center for Watershed Protection

Stormwater Research Center

U.S. EPA Urban Non-Point Source Pollution Page

Center for Urban Forest Research

USDA Northeast Research Station


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