2024 marks the 60th anniversary of the Urban and Community Forestry Society. In October 1964, this organization was founded as the Society of Municipal Arborists, and through the years, mergers have happened and a new identity has been found – hello, Urban and Community Forestry Society! What remains constant, though, is the mission to serve members, get them a seat at the table, lift up their voices, and connect them with a vast network of like-minded people who grow healthy trees where people live.

Please join us in marking this diamond jubilee year! To celebrate, we would love for you, our members, to share something you love about your work. Over the course of the year, we’ll gather 60 reasons members like you love being the person responsible for growing healthy trees in your community. Head on over the UCFS member portal to tell us why you love your work. You may see your response featured in an upcoming issue of City Trees, on the website, in the enews, or other UCFS publications!

A couple examples include:

One thing I love about being an urban forester … is that because my crew and I start work so early, most days of the year I get to see the sunrise on my way to work. 

One thing I love about being a community forester … is how well I’ve gotten to know the town in which I work. I’ve found all the best architecture, the best delis, and the best places to go for a head-clearing walk. 

One Response

  1. I used to think taking a ‘walk in the park’ was a great past-time. Now my favorite thing is to walk on a tree-lined street, because I’ve come to recognize that the entire city is a park. EVERY tree in the city, private and public, is part of what we call the urban forest.

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