Resources & Links

Below you will find third-party sites and resources. These links are provided for your information only; the Chapter is not responsible for their content.

American Forests

Protecting and restoring forests for life.

American Phytopathological Society (APS)

APS is a nonprofit professional, scientific organization dedicated to the study and control of plant diseases.

American Society of Consulting Arborists

The tree authorities. From delivering expert guidance on sustainable planting and care to providing expert testimony in tree disputes, Consulting Arborists are the authoritative voice on trees.

Arbor Day Foundation

We inspire people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees.

International Society of Arboriculture (ISA)

Through research, technology, and education, the International Society of Arboriculture promotes the professional practice of arboriculture and fosters a greater worldwide awareness of the benefits of trees.

Ohio Nursery & Landscape Association

The Ohio Nursery & Landscape Association leads, promotes, and facilitates the success and growth of green industry businesses.

Society of American Foresters (SAF)

The Society of American Foresters (SAF) is the national scientific and educational organization representing the forestry profession in the United States.

Society of Commercial Arboriculture (SCA)

SCA is the premiere organization for individuals working in commercial and residential arboriculture throughout the world.

Society of Municipal Arborists

Leading the world in building the confidence, competence, and camaraderie of the family of professionals who create and sustain community forests.

Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA)

The Tree Care Industry Association is a 73-year-old public and professional resource on trees and arboriculture representing approximately 2,100 tree service and affiliated member companies.

Utility Arborists Association (UAA)

The Utility Arborist Association is the premier organization for individuals and companies who desire to provide professional utility arboricultural services. Members of the UAA and their employers have a commitment to the public to enhance the practice of arboriculture.

Ohio Guide for Plant Appraisal, 8th Edition

The Ohio Guide for Plant Appraisal is intended to be a supplement to the 10th Edition of the Guide for Plant Appraisal and not as an alternative.'s Forestry Site

Browse Topics on Forestry Basics, Identify a Tree, A Career in Forestry ... and much more.

Asian Longhorned Beetle Information

The Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) is a devastating pest that is destroying hardwood trees in the U.S. Since its discovery here in 1996, the beetle has caused tens of thousands of trees to be destroyed in Ohio, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Illinois. That includes our elm, maple, ash, willow, birch trees and more. Once a tree is infested, it can’t be saved and any other host tree in the nearby vicinity is at significant risk.

Backyard Environment Education

You probably like to play in your backyard, but did you know that your backyard can be a great place to learn about wildlife, plants, trees, conservation, and other science topics? Even if you live in the city with a very small backyard behind your home, you can still explore nature and wildlife to learn about the environment. Conservation is an important topic that everyone should understand because conservation helps make sure that people take care of Earth's natural resources, such as water, land, and wildlife.

Backyard Tree ID from HomeAdvisor

It’s helpful to know what kind of trees stand in your yard, whether you want to teach your kids about natural wildlife or tell a landscaper or local tree removal pro what they’ll be working with. This guide will help you identify your trees by climate and classification.

Basic Guide to Tree Identification

An excellent resource to assist in identifying the various types of trees that exist. Thanks Lizzie from the W.B. Goodwin Community Center for the recommendation.

Big Trees - Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Ohio’s Big Tree Program is a voluntary endeavor to locate, measure, record, and appreciate the largest tree species in our state.

Forestry Careers & Degrees: A Guide for Students

If you’re considering a career in the forestry profession, you may envision spending your workday in blue jeans and hiking boots, managing wild lands and protecting nature for future generations. The reality of forestry careers, however, is somewhat different. While there are many people whose main goal is to protect forests and other natural resources for the future, a career in forestry encompasses much more.

Homeowners Associations Natural Resource Stewardship Manual

As a leader or manager of a homeowners association, you directly affect the quality and quantity of landscape trees, forest cover, and natural resources on your property. Yet, you may not have the knowledge and tools needed to maintain and enhance these green assets for the benefit and safety of residents, visitors and the community-at-large.

In Shade & Sun

A guide to healthy trees.

National Register of Big Trees

American Forests’ National Register of Big Trees represents more than 660 species – with trees in 45 states and the District of Columbia.

Ohio Division of Forestry

Our Mission is to Promote and Apply Management for the Sustainable use and Protection of Ohio’s Private and Public Forest Lands

OSHA Tree Care Industry Safety

Tree care companies provide services such as pruning, removal, plant health care, cabling and bracing, transplanting, consulting, fertilization, and lightning protection. Tree care hazards are addressed in specific standards for recordkeeping and the general industry.

Plant Trees at Home for the Planet

It’s easy to take trees for granted, but trees add essential elements that humans and animals need to live. Not only do humans get oxygen and food from trees, but trees also play an important role as providers of wood, shelter, shade, aesthetic beauty, and ecological contributions such as climate amelioration, water conservation, and soil preservation. Planting a tree can be a simple process but one that will have far-reaching benefits for society as a whole. Learn more from Home Advisor.

Project Learning Tree

Project Learning Tree uses trees and forests as windows on the world to increase students’ understanding of the environment and actions they can take to conserve it. Since 1976, PLT has reached 138 million students and trained 765,000 educators to help students learn how to think, not what to think about complex environmental issues. 

Tips 4 Trees

There are some very good things you can do to promote healthy, long-lived trees.

Tree Guide

Here you will find information on height and spread, soil and sun requirements, leaves and fruit, history, wildlife habitat, and more.

Tree Indentification Using Tree Leaf Key

Find out how to identify a tree and what types of trees exist. Using a tree's anatomy and physiology you can identify a tree by collecting leaves, cones, flowers, bark and fruit.

Trees 4 Ohio

Find an arborist in your area, learn more about trees, and so much more!

What Tree Is It?

This web site will lead you through qualities of leaves and fruits from the common trees of Ohio.

Wood Barns & More! - Identify that Tree

An excellent resource recommended by Colorado Tutors. Thanks Danielle!