Useful Links

Want to be an Arborist?

Your Exciting Career Begins Here

Want to learn more about Urban Forestry?

eLEARN URBAN FORESTRY distance learning program

Oak Wilt in Texas

Here is the Oak Wilt In Texas website

Professional Tree Care Information

Urban Forestry Information Sheets – Texas A&M Forest Service

Dr. Ed Gilman: Landscape Trees

Kim Coder’s UG Tree Articles

Tree Selection for Texas Urban Landscapes

Videos – How to select, plant and care for your new tree

Planting Details and Specifications (CAD-ready and PDF) Urban Tree Foundation

Storm Damaged Trees (ISA)

Penn State University – Pruning Landscape Trees Publication

National Arbor Day Foundation Animated Tree Pruning Guide

OSHA Assistance for the Tree Care Industry

Best Management Practices for Tree Protection (TFS)

Construction Damage to Trees and Prevention (TFS)

Tree Identification

Texas tree ID overview

Texas online tree ID guide

ITIS, the Integrated Taxonomic Information System

The Plant List: A working list of all known plant species.

Tree Damage Appraisal

Texas Supplement to the Guide for Tree Appraisal 

Income Tax Deduction for Yard Trees Loss (TFS Sept. 2011)

Income Tax Deduction for Casualty Timber Loss (TFS June 2011)


Forest Drought application from Texas A&M Forest Service
Effects of Drought on Forests and Rangelands in the United States: A Comprehensive Science Synthesis from USDA 2016
Landscape Water Management and Conservation: Center for Landscape and Urban Horticulture – University of CA. Coop Ext.

Tree Risk Evaluation

Tree Risk Assessment Qualification Courses

Invasive Species

Texas Invasives Website

Forest Health and Invasive Species in the SE U.S. (Southern Region Extension Forestry)
(includes Plants, Insects and Fungi)

Online Mapping Tool

Texas Forest Service Forest Information Portal

Soil, Water, Climate

Web Soil Survey:
Web Soil Survey (WSS) provides soil data and information produced by the National Cooperative Soil Survey.

Texas Online Soil Survey Manuscripts:
This Web site lists soil surveys that have been published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture since 1899.

Texas Agrilife Extension Soil, Water and Forage Testing Laboratory:

The laboratory’s primary mission is to provide research based analysis and non-bias recommendations for agronomic, horticultural and non-crop related soil analysis, plant tissue analysis, forage nutritive analysis, and non-drinking water analysis.

Office of the State Climatologist for Texas (OSC):

The Office of the State Climatologist strives to provide the state of Texas with accurate climate information and critical expertise in the field of climatology. In addition, this office hopes to play a significant role in the education and understanding of the climate, its elements, and its impact on Texas.

USGS Ground Water Data for Texas:

The Ground-Water database consists of more than 850,000 records of wells, springs, test holes, tunnels, drains, and excavations in Texas and the United States. Available site descriptive information includes well location information such as latitude and longitude, well depth, and aquifer.

Fruit and Nut Resources

Fruit and Nut Fact Sheets (TAMU)

Small Acreage Horticulture Crops (TAMU)

Texas Pecan Tree Management

Texas Pecan Board

Texas Pecan Growers Association

Pecan Budding and Grafting (TAMU)

News Search -Google – Keyword ‘Arborist’

ISA Texas Chapter Information

Discussion Forums


Other Organizations

ISA Chapter Links

Texas Forest Service

Keep Texas Beautiful

Cross Timbers Urban Forestry Council

Texas Big Trees

Texas Big Tree Registry

Hardiness Zone Map

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map