Established in 1989, the Alabama Urban Forestry Association (AUFA), is a committed leader in arboriculture
and urban forestry. AUFA promotes proper selection, planting and tree care, tree protection and other tree issues in the urban
As a statewide non-profit organization, AUFA
has a diverse membership of arboricultural professionals, horticulturists, landscape
workers, educators, community tree board members, tree-care volunteers and interested citizens who care about trees where
they live and work.
Services are designed to support member's efforts to replant, maintain, sustain and expand
the urban landscape. In addition, AUFA strives to educate the general public on the importance of urban trees.
Well-managed trees are a vital part of the urban environment and enhance the quality-of-life in our communities
and towns. The key to their enjoyment is to have trees that are safe, healthy, plentiful, well placed and attractive.
AUFA develops partnerships to further better tree management; promote professionalism by licensing and continuing
education; produce seminars and workshops to increase knowledge in arboriculture; and works with public officials
and stakeholders on issues affecting urban forestry.
Urban trees need proper selection, planting and management to thrive in harsh conditions.