What We Do
The Arizona State Forestry Division provides resources for the prevention and suppression of wildland fire on State Trust Land and private property located outside incorporated communities. The agency provides services for fire prevention, urban and community forestry, forest stewardship, forest health, utilization and marketing, and has a wide variety of grants available. The Arizona Forest Resource Assessment, and the Arizona Forest Resource Strategy are documents that help guide the work of the Agency.
Sycamore Lace Bug Identified on the North side of Tucson
Tucson, Arizona, September 15, 2015, a sycamore lace bug (Corythucha species) has been identified on the north side of Tucson infesting and discoloring leaves on planted sycamore trees
Arizona State Forestry Seeking Proposals for Wood-to-Energy Projects
Forests and woodlands across the state of Arizona are in need of market development opportunities to facilitate on-the-ground restoration activities. Arizona State Forestry and the USDA Forest Service are committed to advancing the installation of commercially viable wood energy systems in the public and private applications that use woody biomass generated from public lands and other land ownerships, in Arizona.
Fall Webworm Activity Reported in the Showlow and Linden Area
Show Low, Arizona, August 18, 2015— Fall webworm, a native insect has again been reported in several communities in eastern Arizona.
Sycamore Anthracnose Has Been Detected In Sunflower and the Oak Creek Canyon Area
Due mainly to the cool spring weather experienced this year, sycamore anthracnose, a foliage disease, has caused noticeable discoloration and defoliation of Arizona sycamores. Infected trees are very visible in the community of Sunflower in Gila County and Oak Creek Canyon in Coconino County.
June 2015 Aviation Summary
Statement from Governor Doug Ducey
Remembering the Granite Mountain Hotshots
State Forester Announces Settlement Agreement for the Yarnell Hill Fire
Arizona State Forestry announced that it has reached agreement in a settlement of multiple claims and legal proceedings arising out of the 2013 Yarnell Hill Fire that was fatal to 19 members of the Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew.