Benefits of Trees

Trees, especially native species, are extremely beneficial to our communities. They provide a great number of benefits including beautification of your neighborhood, they provide shade in the summer and can be used as windbreaks for the winter thus decreasing energy costs.  They provide privacy, soften traffic sounds, improve air and water quality and increase property values.

The Marion County Soil & Water Conservation District promotes tree planting and preservation in the county by providing helpful information and hosting tree and shrub sales.  Below are links to helpful fact sheets on a variety of tree topics:

Selecting Tree Species 

Tree Planting Basics 

More Tree Planting Information

Your Yard Your Trees booklets are available at the Marion County SWCD office.
Please call to reserve your copy.

Urban Forest Connections Webinars

Join us for our monthly webinar series!
Second Wednesdays 1:00 – 2:15 pm ET

The Forest Service’s Urban Forest Connections webinar series brings experts together to discuss the latest science, practice, and policy on urban forestry and the environment. These webinars are open to all. Past webinar presentations and recordings are available.  Click link below:

Urban Forest Webinars

Tree Sales

We are not planning to hold a tree sale this year.  Check with adjoining county SWCDs however as many of them will have spring or fall tree sales.

Click HERE for a listing of all Indiana SWCDs.

For a chart to help you determine the best location for your trees based on soil type and sunlight needs click here:  Brochure 2015 Fall table.

Tree Links

Click below to find some of our favorite tree related websites:

Plant a Million

Trees Are Good 

IDNR Division of Forestry

Indiana Forestry and Woodland Owners Association

Need a tree evaluation or trimming work done?  See the link below for information on why you should consider hiring an ISA certified arborist:

International Society of Arborculture Information