Some useful links for tree enthusiasts:
Need tree pruning, treatment, or removal?
Find a TCIA member company The Tree Care Industry Association
Need to find or verify a Certified Arborist?
The ISA has this useful tool The International Society of Arboriculture
Don’t understand all those arborist credentials?
ASCA has this nationally recognized list of Arborist credentials explained and organized. The American Society of Consulting Arborists
My neighbor damaged/destroyed my tree. What can I do?
My neighbor’s tree threatens my home every time the wind blows. What are my options?
Can I cut branches from my neighbor’s tree that are encroaching upon my roof?
You can get answers to these and other frequently asked questions from Nolo.com (LAW for ALL). Trees and Neighbors FAQ
Want to learn more about those really big plants growing in your yard?
The ISA has put together this wonderful site just for you. TreesAreGood.com
The TCIA also does a great job with this site. Treecaretips.org
Morton Arboretum maintains quite a bit of useful information here. (Just remember, they’re in Illinois, so some species specific information may not apply.)
Okay, so you are beyond the basics. Are you an arborist, or aspiring to be?
One of the first things you should do is join the International Society of Arboriculture and uncap your potential. (You are an important part of a larger community, join us. Don’t think about it, don’t argue, just do it!)
For working professionals, Click Here, then hit “Add To Cart” to go directly to the application.
If you are a student, Click Here, then hit “Add to Cart” to go directly to the application.
“ISA membership provides you with access to exclusive resources and discounts. An investment in an ISA membership pays itself back through discounts on products, access to exclusive resources and content, and educational benefits that will advance your career.”
If you are looking to find some handy tips and tricks to use right away in the field, check out SherrillTree’s learning center here. (It’s Free!)
So, you live in New Jersey and you’re curious about a bug or stuff on your plant (yes, trees are plants too).
Want to donate, learn, or get involved? Here are some great links.
Our friends at The New Jersey Tree Foundation help keep New Jersey green by planting trees for communities (a very friendly and hard-working group).
The New Jersey Shade Tree Federation promotes and assists community forestry (a great annual conference).
New Jersey “Treasure Our Trees” license plates help fund New Jersey’s shade tree and community forest program. (Yes, I have them on my vehicle.)
Morris Arboretum is only a hop over the bridge, and is a great place to learn and visit (really great classes for those who want to learn).