SUFC Members in the News

Bartlett Tree Experts Donates $100,000 Worth of Tree and Shrub Care as Part of DC’s National Arboretum Day of Service

On Saturday, March 30, 110 tree workers participated in a Day of Service at the 446-acre National Arboretum in Washington, D.C. The crews, from Bartlett Tree Experts, will perform a range of services to help maintain the health of the trees on the Arboretum’s expansive grounds, which are enjoyed by over 600,000 visitors each year. This is the third time that Bartlett Tree Experts has participated in the Day of Service, with this year’s donated work valued at $100,000. MORE…

Smokey Bear Celebrates 75th Birthday with Celebrity Friends in Animated Emoji Campaign

In honor of Smokey Bear’s 75th birthday (August 9, 2019), the USDA Forest Service, the National Association of State Foresters, and the Ad Council have teamed up to celebrate the nation’s favorite bear. To ensure Smokey Bear’s important message of wildfire prevention is heard throughout the nation, Stephen Colbert, Al Roker, and Jeff Foxworthy have joined the historic campaign, lending their voices to expand on Smokey’s iconic “Only You” catchphrase. Read Now.

Arbor Day Foundation Initiative Aims to Plant 100 Million Trees by 2022 – And They Want Your Help!

Through partnerships with nonprofits and corporations, the Arbor Day Foundation wants to mobilize volunteers to help plant trees in the next three years-from in your own backyard to the wildfire-devastated parts of California. Continue…

Arbor Day Foundation’s New Website Available —Time for Trees™

The Arbor Day Foundation’s new, ambitious tree planting initiative to plant 100 million trees by 2022 now has a dedicated website at Please visit to learn more about why trees are the solution to so many of our nation’s problems and why now is the time to join this campaign.

Vibrant Cities Lab: Resources for Urban Forestry, Green Infrastructure

As cities plan for the future, many are asking how best to manage their urban landscapes. The  Vibrant Cities Laboratory (VCL) has set out to empower municipal leaders, planners, and managers with a one-stop-shop for resources on urban forests and how to maximize their many benefits. VCL’s urban forestry resource toolkit-designed by the USDA Forest Service, American Forests, and the National Association of Regional Councils-builds individualized plans for cities to Assess, Prioritize, Organize, Plan, Build, and Sustain their urban forest resources. More…