Urban Forestry Resources
America In Bloom is a national beautification program committed to fostering civic pride, environmental responsibility and beautification through community participation and the challenge of a friendly competition between participating communities across the country.
Monthly Water Inventory Report
If water is the driving force of nature, then too much or too little of it can have long-term health effects on trees. Knowing how past precipitation deviated from the normal amount, for a given area during a specific time, may help you diagnose tree conditions in your community. This site provides statewide monthly water inventor statistics for Ohio.
Buckeye Yard and Garden On-Line
BYGL is developed from a Tuesday morning conference call of Extension agents, specialists and other contributors throughout Ohio. This conference is then summarized and e-mailed to Extension offices in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and Pennsylvania.
The University of Minnesota Urban Forestry Bibliography
This site presents an Urban Forestry Bibliography of hundreds of titles in the University of Minnesota library collection. The bibliography employs keyword searching, and is updated annually.
International Society of Arboriculture On-line
ISA On-line has been developed "to assist tree care professionals in developing and maintaining plant health care programs." ISA publications, newsreleases, and a certified arborist directory are provided.
Trees Are Good
This educational website provides the general public with quality tree care information. It can also be used to locate a tree care service.
The Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association
The ONLA website provides useful member information, a catalog of publications, details about the Certified Nursery Technician Program, a calendar of events, and a guide to the C.E.N.T.S. trade show and nursery short course.
The Ohio State University School of Natural Resources
The Ohio Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture
AGRICOLA - National Ag Library - USDA
AGRICOLA is a bibliographic database of almost 4 million agricultural and scientific citations and abstracts. A great tool to find info about forestry and urban forestry. Interlibrary-loan services are offered.
Society of Municipal Arborists
Information about the objectives and programs of the society, including online issues of the official journal, City Trees
Utilizing Municipal Trees: Ideas From Across the Country
Excellent publication by Stephen M. Bratkovich of the St. Paul Field Office of the USDA Forest Service, covering all aspects of trees in the urban environment.
Tree Care Industry Association
The NAA Home Page offers useful information for both professional arborists and consumers. There is a searchable database of arborists and interesting statistics about the tree care industry are presented.
The Ohio State University, Department of Horticulture and Crop Science's WebGarden offers a searchable database of over 14,000 Internet-based horticultural and agronomic fact sheets and provides links to other information resources.
Natural Resource Conservation Service PLANTS Database
The PLANTS Database provides a single source of standardized information about plants. PLANTS provides standardized plant names, symbols and other plant attribute information. This standardized information permits scientists and other persons interested in plants across disciplines to freely exchange accurate plant-related information because they are all using the same plant names and symbols.
National Arbor Day Foundation
The mission of the National Arbor Day Foundation is to help promote tree care and conservation and to educate people on tree issues.
Society of American Foresters
The Society of American Foresters is the national scientific and educational organization representing the forestry profession in the United States. Information is available on research and society programs.
Ohio Legislative Service Commission
Created by statute in 1953, the Ohio LSC provides technical and research services to members of the Ohio General Assembly. This site is a comprehensive source for information on Ohio legislation.
This resource for Ohio's gardening community is sponsored by the Members of the Ohio Nursery & Landscape Association (ONLA). Through BuckeyeGardening.com, Ohio gardeners can access useful and practical gardening information compiled from reliable sources.
Comprehensive Urban Forestry Elements
A comprehensive community tree care program enables a city/village to effectively manage its urban forest resource. A tree care program also allows for the creation of a specific organization with the authority and ability to fulfill the responsibilities of caring for trees and shrubs.
An Urban Forestry Toolkit for Local Governments
This toolkit is designed to communicate the benefits of the urban forest and provide policy guidelines to enable local governments to develop comprehensive tree care programs.
Master Street Tree Planting Plans - A Position Statement
How a community can use their Plan to diversify and stabilize their urban forest resource.
Sample Tree Planting Specifications
Tree planting specifications, endorsed by the Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.