Government Agencies

Municipal Agencies

City of Tampa - Forestry Division

The mission of the Forestry Division is to provide a safe and healthy urban forest, including all associated ecosystems, for the residents of Tampa. To promote proper tree care through public education, regulation of tree professionals. To foster an interest toward the importance of the urban forest among young adults and children.

City of St. Petersburg - Urban Forestry

The City of St. Petersburg - Urban Forestry employs an urban forester who implements the tree protection regulations, as well as tree maintenance crews who trim and remove trees as needed. For its commitment to preserving and enhancing the urban forest, the City of St. Petersburg has been awarded the Tree City USA award for 18 consecutive years, from 1986 to 2003.

County Agencies

UF/IFAS Extension, Hillsborough County

UF/IFAS Extension, Hillsborough County is an educational service provided by both the University of Florida and Hillsborough County. It provides information to the public through workshops, publications and mass media.The mission of Extension is to provide information and education to Hillsborough County's 1,027,318 residents. In 2004 Extension accomplished the following: 1,373 educational presentations involving 73,641 participants; 14 different newsletters distributed to specific audiences; 217,099 fact sheets distributed to the public; answered 57,804 telephone requests for information; coordinated 2,231 volunteers spending 5,034 (8 hour) days reaching county residents with educational programs.

Hillsborough Soil and Water Conservation District

The Hillsborough Soil and Water Conservation District solves local natural resource problems with quality technical services. The Hillsborough Soil and Water Conservation District receives financial support from the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners. The District also has a close working relationship with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service.

State of Florida Agencies

Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Forestry

The mission of the Division of Forestry is to protect Florida and its people from the dangers of wildland fire and manage the forest resources through a stewardship ethic to assure they are available for future generations.

Southwest Florida Water Management District

The SWFWM District’s mission is to maintain the balance between the water needs of current and future users as while protecting and maintaining natural systems.

Federal Agencies

Urban Forestry South Expo

Urban Forestry South Expo is a repository of National Technology Transfer Database (USDA Forest Service), containing a vast collection of documents and links concerned with urban forest research and management.

USDA Forest Service

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service is a Federal agency that manages public lands in national forests and grasslands. The Forest Service is also the largest forestry research organization in the world, and provides technical and financial assistance to state and private forestry agencies.

Southern Regional Extension Forestry

The goal of the Southern Regional Extension Forestry Office is to identify, prescribe, and implement a mix of education and technical services that increase the efficiency of forestry programs in the southern United States.

Southern Research Station

The mission of the USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station is to create the science and technology needed to sustain and enhance southern forest ecosystems and the benefits they provide.