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 



programYour Yard Your Trees booklets are available at the Marion County SWCD office.  Please call 317-786-1776 to reserve your copy.






Urban Forest Connections Webinars


Join us for our monthly webinar series!
Second Wednesdays | 1:00 – 2:00 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 Links


Tree Sales