Industry Resources

There are many organizations and other resource websites dedicated to the tree care industry who exist primarily to serve the general public and tree care companies. Here are just a few:

Tree Care Industry Association

The Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) is a trade association of 2,300 tree care firms, affiliated companies and 14,000 tree care professionals worldwide and was established in 1938 as the National Arborist Association. Our mission is to advance tree care businesses.

Tree Care Tips

Tree Care Tips is created and maintained by the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) and provides homeowners with information on caring for trees and protecting landscapes. Tips is a one-stop resource to learn more about enhancing your tree canopy and improving your greenspace.

International Society of Arboriculture

Through research, technology, and education, the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) promotes the professional practice of arboriculture and fosters a greater worldwide awareness of the benefits of trees. is an educational website providing homeowners and other tree owners with reliable information regarding the benefits of trees and how to properly care for trees in an urban environment.

Tree Research and Education Endowment Fund ( TREE Fund )

(TREE Fund) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to supporting scientific discovery and dissemination of new knowledge in the fields of arboriculture and urban forestry. Since our inception in 2002, TREE Fund has awarded over $3.4 million in funding to support research on urban trees, education programs related to trees, and scholarships for students interested in tree care and related fields.

American Society of Consulting Arborists

Since 1967, the American Society of Consulting Arborists (ASCA) has been dedicated to providing Consulting Arborists with the tools and knowledge they need to deliver a stronger work product to their clients.

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, nonprofits, tree boards, tree wardens, allied professionals, and citizens who actively practice or support some facet of municipal forestry. The SMA is a professional affiliate of the International Society of Arboriculture and has members from across North America and beyond.

U.S. Forest Service > Urban and Community Forestry Program

Urban and Community Forestry (UCF) is a cooperative program of the US Forest Service that focuses on the stewardship of urban natural resources. Working with the state forestry agencies, the program provides technical, financial, research and educational services to local government, nonprofit organizations community groups, educational institutions, and tribal governments.

Jobs for people who love being outdoors

Some people can’t imagine working inside all day. For them, there’s good news: they may be able to join the thousands of workers who call the outdoors their office.

Outdoor careers often don’t fit a mold. Some workers spend their time in a single location, unloading cargo or constructing homes. Others may be on the move all day, delivering the mail or walking through nature preserves to catalog plants.

From the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics