Professional Affiliations

 The community we live in now is important for our daily lives and those lives of all those who proceed us. At The Care of Trees, commitment to the communities we serve is one of our core values and has been a focus of our company for decades.

Below are just a few of the associations we’ve partnered with over the years to help make a difference in the world by caring for the environment.


Association of Condominium, Townhouse & Homeowners Associations


ACTHA focuses on community associations – condominiums, townhomes, HOAs and co-ops in Chicago, Cook, Lake, Will, McHenry, Kankakee and 

other counties throughout Illinois. However, their depth of knowledge, resources, and educational seminars are geographically limitless. For more than 30 years, they have helped their members solve day-to-day challenges. ACTHA is run by a volunteer board of directors who are all primary owners and residents in condos, townhouse and homeowner associations.





American Horticultural Society

AHSThe American Horticultural Society (AHS), founded in 1922, is an educational, non-profit, organization that recognizes and promotes excellence in American horticulture. It is one of the oldest and most prestigious gardening organizations in the United States whose mission is to educate and inspire people of all ages to become successful and environmentally responsible gardeners by advancing the art and science of horticulture. AHS is known for its educational programs and the dissemination of horticultural information.




Casey Trees

Casey Trees is a Washington, DC-based non-profit established in 2001 committed to restoring, enhancing and protecting the tree canopy of the Nation’s Capital.

To fulfill this mission Casey Trees plants trees, engages thousands of volunteers of all ages in tree planting and care, provides year-round continuing education courses, monitors the city’s tree canopy, develops interactive online tree tools and works with elected officials, developers, community groups to protect and care for existing trees and to encourage them to add new ones.


Chicago Botanical Garden

Casey TreesThe mission of the Chicago Botanical Garden is to promote the enjoyment, understanding and conservation of plants and the natural world. The Chicago Botanical Garden, with its world-renowned plant collections, display gardens, and three native habitats, is one of the country’s most visited public gardens and a preeminent center for learning and scientific research.

The Care of Trees has donated pruning and planting services for several years and a number of our certified arborists have taught classes on proper tree care and industry safety standards.




Chicago Botanic Garden


Chicago Trees Initiative

The Chicago Trees Initiative (CTI) is an opportunity for the City of Chicago to help improve quality of life by increasing public awareness about the value and importance of trees. By preserving and planting trees, we increase our urban forest – one of the most valuable environmental assets on the planet.




Chicago Trees Initiative


Chicago Wilderness

The Care of Trees is a proud member of the Chicago Wilderness consortium. This is an alliance of more than 180 public and private 

organizations working together to protect, restore, study and manage the natural ecosystems of the Chicago region, contribute to the conservation of global biodiversity, and enrich local residents’ quality of life.





Concerned Citizens for Open Space

Chicago Wilderness


Concerned Citizens for Open Space (CCOS) is a not-for-profit organization based in White Plains, N.Y. Its mission is the preservation, maintenance, and acquisition of open space in the city.



The First Tee Metropolitan New York



The First Tee is a World Golf Foundation initiative dedicated to providing young people of all backgrounds an opportunity to develop, through golf and character education, life-enhancing values such as honesty, integrity and sportsmanship. The intent is to offer opportunities for improvement in the quality of life and create a platform where children can increase their potential for success. The Care of Trees is the Official Tree Management Provider for First Tee.






Lake Forest Open Lands Association

For years, The Care of Trees has supported the Lake Forest Open Lands Association by contributing financially and in-kind. Open Lands is a private land trust that owns, protects and restores over 700 acres of prairie, savanna, wetland and woodland in Lake Forest, Illinois. All of its nature preserves are open to the public and provide year-round opportunities for outdoor recreation. The Care of Trees has assisted with Open Lands’ habitat-restoration efforts and supported nature-themed family events the organization hosts.


The First Tee



Lower Merion Conservancy

The Lower Merion Conservancy protects and enhances the quality of life by engaging residents in preserving open space, the natural environment, and the historic character of the community in Pennsylvania. Through education, advocacy and research, they promote collective responsibility for these shared resources. The Care of Trees is a member of the Lower Merion Conservancy.


Lyndhurst – A National Trust Historic Site

Lake Forest

Overlooking the natural beauty of the Hudson River, this mansion is one of the most influential romantic structures built in America. Designed in the Gothic Revival style by prominent architect A.J. Davis, Lyndhurst was home to three important New York families. Rolling lawns and majestic specimen trees enhance the picturesque concepts first introduced at this estate along the Hudson.

Lyndhurst is owned and operated by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The Care of Trees has supported Lyndhurst with donated tree care services.



Midwest Ecological Landscaping Association (MELA)

Lower Merion Conservancy


Midwest Ecological Landscaping Association (MELA) is a not-for-profit organization which promotes environmentally responsible landscaping and horticultural practices to professionals and the public. Their mission is to serve as an educational and scientific resource for the horticultural industry. They pursue these goals through education, advocacy and networking.

MELA strives to bring into regular use the most ecologically sound practices for landscape care and management, through leadership, ethical practice, learning and community.


Morris Arboretum

National Trust


The Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania is a historic public garden and educational institution. It promotes an understanding of the relationship between plants, people and place through programs that integrate science, art and the humanities.

The Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania is an important resource for extending an appreciation of the world’s ecology, and an understanding of the importance of plants to people, in a biological, cultural, historical and aesthetic context. The Care of Trees is a member of the Morris Arboretum.


The Morton Arboretum

The Care of Trees has been a long time supporter of The Morton Arboretum. Recently, researchers at The Morton Arboretum received a $100,000 Larry Hall Research Grant from the company to study the effects of fertilizer and other cultural practices on trees.




With this project and others that have also received support from The Care of Trees over the last decade, the research team has been examining a variety of other factors in tree health, 

including the impact of construction on trees. Root and soil compaction often resulting from the construction process is a serious threat to trees. The Arboretum is in a unique position to study s

The Care of Trees grant is named after Laurence Hall, a senior vice president of the company. An arborist with over fifty years of experience, Hall continues to be active with The Care of Trees operations and with tree conservation efforts. Named “Arborist of the Year” in 1999 by Arbor Age magazine, Hall has taught forestry classes at the college level and for The Morton Arboretum.
uch effects because of its ability to monitor trees over a long period of time.


Newark Street Community Garden Association

The Newark Street Community Garden Association (NSCGA), established in 1974, participates in a wide array of community projects for Washington, D.C., such as helping new community gardens to organize, provide tours and a garden plot for children, and deliver excess produce from their gardens to local food banks.

For years, The Care of Trees has provided woodchips to the NSCGA for use on paths within their 4-acre garden site.

Queens Botanical Garden


In 2006, The Care of Trees began a long term relationship with the Queens Botanical Garden, located in Queens, NY by donating funding to support the expenses incurred with the general operation of the garden. We also support the garden with many hours of donated tree care services.



Tree Care Industry Association

Morton Arboretum


Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) is a trade association of commercial tree care firms, established in 1938. This association develops safety and education programs, standards of tree care practice, and management information for arboriculture firms around the world.


The Care of Trees has earned accreditation by the TCIA. This accreditation is important to customers because it means they can trust The Care of Trees to consistently perform 

high-quality tree care. TCIA Accreditation for The Care of Trees is in effect for a period of three years, with renewal check-ups required every year. The annual renewal ensures that the company continues to employ trained professionals, is still properly insured and has a good safety and consumer satisfaction rating.



Companies That Care


The Center for Companies That Care is a national, not-for-profit organization dedicated to encouraging and celebrating businesses that prize their employees and are committed to community service.

In 2010, The Care of Trees earned a place on the Companies That Care Honor Roll for the 6th year in a row.


TCIA Accredited



International Society of Arboriculture

The International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) has served the tree care industry for over seventy years as a scientific and educational organization.

Companies That CareThe American Institute of Architects   

Based in Washington, D.C.,The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has been the leading professional membership association for licensed architects,


emerging professionals, and allied partners since 1857. AIA serves as the voice of the architecture profession and the resource for their members in service to society.


American Society of Consulting Arborists




The American Society of Consulting Arborists (ASCA) is the premiere organization of arboricultural professionals. It is not a company membership, but an organization of professional indiviuals, qualified through stringent membership experience and education requirements. ASCA also administers a program qualifying Registered Consulting Arborists through an extensive 

education and exam process.


American Society of Landscape Architects

ASLAFounded in 1899, The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) is the national professional association for landscape architects, representing 17,000 members in 48 professional chapters and 68 student chapters. The Society’s mission is to lead, to educate, and to participate in the careful stewardship, wise planning, and artful design of our cultural and natural environments. Members of the Society are dedicated to their commitment to the highest ethical standards of the profession.


The Society for College and University Planning

SCUPThe Society for College and University Planning (SCUP), established in 1965, is a community of senior higher-education leaders who are responsible for, or are involved in, the integration of planning on their campuses and for the professionals who support them. SCUP provides its members with the knowledge and resources to establish and achieve institutional planning goals within the context of best practices and emerging trends.


U.S. Green Building Council

USGBCThe U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a non profit organization that certifies sustainable businesses, homes, hospitals, schools, and neighborhoods. USGBC is dedicated to expanding green building practices and education, and its LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating SystemTM


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