Learn More About Horticulture & Find Additional Resources

Serving clients across Western Canada, ArborCare Tree Service Ltd. believes in helping our customers find the support and resources they need. On this page you can find a number of helpful organizations related to landscaping, arboriculture, horticulture and much more. Learn more below, or contact us today with any questions.

International Society of Arboriculture (ISA)

This site is the official website of the International Society of Arboriculture, which promotes the professional practice of arboriculture and fosters a greater worldwide awareness of the benefits of trees.

Tree Care Industry Association (Formerly the National Arborist Association)

The Tree Care Industry Association is a trade association of commercial tree care firms. This association develops safety and educational programs, standards of tree care practice, and management information for arboriculture firms around the world.

Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development

Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development’s mission is to enable the growth of a globally competitive, sustainable agriculture and food industry through essential policy, legislation, information and services.

The Colorado State University Gardening and Horticulture

In spite of the distance between Alberta and Colorado, the climates are remarkably similar. This site offers definitions, information on insects and diseases, pruning, planting times and tips, and more.

The Forest Shop

Specializing in Forestry and Outdoor Books, The Forest Shop currently stocks over 500 titles, representing over 60 publishers in Canada and the US. Included in this list are books by respected author Dr. A.L. Shigo.

Vermeer® Manufacturing

Family owned and operated for over 50 years, Pella, Iowa – based Vermeer Manufacturing manufactures a diverse line of tree equipment including brush chippers, stump cutters and tree spades, trenchers, directional boring systems, and haying equipment. Many are “firsts” created by Gary Vermeer, and all are quality products that positively impact the world’s infrastructure and environment.

The National Arbor Day Foundation

Involved in much more than just Arbor Day celebrations around the world, the National Arbor Day Foundation’s mission is to help promote tree care and conservation and to educate people on tree issues. This site includes information on Arbor Day Foundation Programs, Awards, Partnerships and the Arbor Day Farm (in Nebraska City, the birthplace of Arbor Day).

USDA Forest Service, St. Paul Field Office

This site provides information on hazard tree workshops, reference materials available either in hard-copy or in electronic form, graphics that can be used in hazard tree training and publications, and other materials that may be of interest to land managers concerned with hazard tree management.

Additional Resources

Some other resources you might find useful include: