Table S1.

Mission statements of professional membership organizations associated with or adjacent to urban forestry.

OrganizationMission statement
International Society of Arboriculture (ISA)

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

Society of Municipal Arborists (SMA)

“The Society of Municipal Arborists builds the confidence, competence and camaraderie of professionals who manage trees and forests to create and sustain more livable communities.”

Society of American Foresters (SAF)

“The mission of the Society of American Foresters is to advance sustainable management of forest resources through science, education, and technology, promoting professional excellence while ensuring the continued health, integrity, and use of forests to benefit society in perpetuity.”

Canadian Institute of Forestry (CIF)

“Provide national leadership in forestry and forest stewardship, promote competency among forest practitioners, and foster public awareness and education of forest and forestry issues.”