Municipal Group

ISAT Municipal Working Group
Formed in 2006 to help network ISAT members concerned with municipal trees. Questions and comments can be sent to Mark Kroeze,

Why you should join the Society of Municipal Arborists!

Texas Urban Forestry Resources

Texas Municipal Tree Ordinances Listing
Texas Urban Tree Canopy Mapping (Texas A&M Forest Service)
A Description of Texas Municipal Forestry Programs: How Critical Program Elements Vary According to City Size, Expenditures, and Assistance from the State Keith O’Herrin, Texas State University
US Forest Service Urban Forestry Links
Benefits of Trees: Green Cities – Good Health (Univ. of WA)
Tree Board University Online Training Course
Urban Forest Management Plan Toolkit
Developing Urban Forestry Strategic and Management Plans

Texas Tree Advocates
Texas Urban Forestry Council
Dallas Urban Forest Advisory Committee
Cross Timbers Urban Forestry Council
Houston Area Urban Forestry Council
West Texas Urban Forestry Council
Trees For Houston
Texas Tree Foundation (Metroplex)
TreeFolks (Austin)
Trinity Blacklands Urban Forestry Council

Street Tree Inventory Reports and Recommendations for:
Galveston Inventory of Trees Damaged by Hurricane Ike
Cedar Park
Missouri City
City of Allen
Shenandoah Report (Slide Show 4MB)
TreePrint for the Houston Region

Tree Preservation Resources:
Preserving Trees on Construction Sites (MS)
Tree Protection BMP’s for Contractors and Builders

2006 Tree Protection Ordinance Workshop
“What Works and What Doesn’t” Presentations:
Austin Tree Protection Ordinance, by Michael Embesi (PDF)
San Antonio Tree Protection Ordinance, by Debbie Reid (PDF)
Austin answers from the workshop

Trees and Green Infrastructure:
2014 EPA Green Infrastructure Guide
Washington D.C. Green Infrastructure Standards
SMA Urban Forestry Best Management Practices Fliers
Sustaining America’s Urban Trees and Forests 2010 USFS Nowak
2009 Green Cities Report
Green Infrastructure, The Conservation Fund
Urban Tree Canopy (UTC) Case Studies
Stormwater Management and Urban Watersheds

Tree Planting:
Washington D. C. Tree Planting Specifications
Specifications for Container-grown Trees (CA)
2010 Tree Planting Day Plan – East End Galveston Island
Austin NeighborWoods Handbook – Plant 75,000 trees – cheap!
NeighborWoods Video
Planting Details and Specifications (CAD and PDF) Urban Tree Foundation

Disaster Planning and Response in the Urban Forest
Urban Forestry Emergency Planning Guide (US Forest Service)

Austin Treaty Oak
The Treaty Oak Story
Treaty Oak Press Package 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8
Video – Grafted Treaty Oak move to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
2016 This Is Criminal Podcast – The Perfect Specimen
CNN Great Big Story – Treaty Oak – The bizarre story of a man who tried to murder a 600-year-old tree 30Aug2020

Other Resources
Sustainable Urban Forests Coalition The SUFC is an assembly of national organizations working to advance a unified urban forest agenda for our nation’s communities
The Society of Municipal Arborists Homepage
City of Palo Alto, CA
City of Albuquerque
Washington DC Urban Forestry Report Card
Urban Forestry Lessons at Project Learning Tree
Urban Forestry South Index
Urban Forestry Database (U Minn)
Storms Over the Urban Forest