Protection Toolkit banner - Big Trees April 2013

Local tree experts or groups may be your best resource for helping to save your tree, as these individuals will be more likely to know about your local tree ordinances and other ways to protect trees. Below is a list of the types of individuals or organizations that should be able to help you with your tree concerns.

Credit: Friends of the Urban Forest

Credit: Friends of the Urban Forest

  • City forester, arborist or horticulturalist
  • City Forestry Department
  • City or county Parks and Recreation Department
  • City or county Department of Public Works
  • City or county Department of Transportation
  • Local community forestry nonprofit organizations
  • Heritage tree protection groups
  • Business improvement districts
  • Neighborhood planning and/or improvement groups
  • Local tree commission or board
  • Urban Forest Council
  • City officials
  • Alliance for Community Trees
  • American Society of Consulting Arborists
  • International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) and
    regional ISA offices