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The Tree Commission’s mission is to implement the best management practices to help maximize the economic, environmental, and social benefits of a sustainable urban forest for the residents of Swanton, Ohio.

It is our responsibility to develop and maintain a master plan of urban forestry with annual review and updates, to advise our elected officials, coordinate and conduct special projects, and educate residents.
The Swanton Tree Commission is striving to act as a catalyst to instill a higher level of community pride. If citizens are proud of where they live they will take part in keeping it clean, neat, and making it a pleasant place to live and grow. This raises property values, slows the change of resident owned to rental property, stimulates business and generally improves the environment where people work, live and spend.

We Know these are long term goals and we also know we are the ones who will set the standard and provide for easy continuation of the project once our terms are ended.

Walt Lange
(hugger emeritus)

Ann Roth
Jim Lammon 
Roger DeGood-Chair
Joyce Miller
Dan Ledyard
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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.

Arbor Day Foundation

Nonprofit organization
The Arbor Day Foundation with a mission "to inspire people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees" was founded in 1972 by John Rosenow. The foundation is supported by donations, selling trees and merchandise, and by corporate sponsors. Wikipedia
The Tree City USA program recognize cities for their excellence in urban forestry management.

ODNR Division of Forestry

Publications available for download from Ohio DNR Division of Forestry. State Forest maps, brochures, fire prevention, education materials, and much more ...

Society of Municipal Arborists

SMA has recently developed a set of Urban Forestry Best Management Practices for use by municipal arborists, planners, urban foresters, concerned citizens, ...

National Tree Benefit Calculator

The Tree Benefit Calculator allows anyone to make a simple estimation of the benefits individual street-side trees provide.

Ohio Invasive Plants Council

The Ohio Invasive Plants Council is a coalition of agencies, organizations, and individuals throughout Ohio concerned about the introduction, spread, and control of invasive, non-native plants in Ohio's natural habitats. OIPC promotes public awareness of invasive species issues and encourages land management and research to detect invasive species and prevent new invasions into natural ecosystems. OIPC was formed as a 501(c)(3)not-for-profit organization in 2005 as a result of efforts in the late 1990's to improve awareness of the threats of invasive plants.

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