Including Pests, Diseases, and Invasive Species

“Trees are the Answer!”  Professional and trained volunteers are available to assist in selection, care and identification of our beloved trees.  Native plants – strong, sturdy and efficient -- like the early explorers and Native Americans who first enjoyed them generations ago – remain a critical part of our natural history and culture.  Now valued as an essential component to sustainable landscapes, information about trees and native plants is readily available. 

USDA Forest Service: Scientists identify genes tied to ash trees' resistance to emerald ash borer

Missouri Department of Conservation – Forestry

Missouri Department of Conservation: Forest Health Alert: Anthracnose of Shade Trees

City of Springfield – Urban Forester

Grow Native!- Resource Guide to locate suppliers and service providers

Grow Native! celebrates 20th anniversary

Tree City, USA – NeighborWoods Program Tree City, USA – Tree Registry

Springfield-Greene County Botanical Garden

Grow Native Plant Sales

Arbor Day Foundation Annual Report

The Environmental Bulletin Board for the Ozarks Region