Group tree climbing is best with friends ~ photo by Chris O'Bryan
The Kentucky Arborists' Association is a professional organization representing arborists and the tree care industry in our state. We provide workshops, training, certification exams, an annual conference and the Kentucky Tree Climbing Championship to promote our industry and support Kentucky's arborists and tree care specialists.   


For providing the following updated species valuation list for Kentucky. Links:

Qualified green industry professionals are often called upon to determine monetary values for landscapes trees. This may occur as a result of intentional or unintentional damage caused by another individual, insurance claims, or condemnation of a property by eminent domain. This valuation is determined by considering four factors: species, size (trunk diameter measured at 4.5 feet above the ground), condition (i.e. vigor, vitality, habit, etc.) 

Latest News

KAA Tree Climbing Competition (KAA TCC)
Dates: Set-up: Friday, October 12, 2018
Competition Day: Saturday, October 13, 2018
Location: Ashland, Henry Clay Estate, Lexington, KY
For more information or for volunteer opportunities please contact 
KAA TCC Chair: Jesse Hesley
Climber Online Registration

ISA TRAQ Renewal Course (One Day Only)
Dates: Thursday, November 8, 2018
Location: Shawnee Golf Course
Deadline to register: October 11, 2018
For more information contact Laura Lambert

KAA Certified Arborists Two-Day Preparation Course
Location: Cyril Allgeier Community Center, 4101 Cadillac Court, Louisville, KY 40213
Dates: Monday, December 10, 2018, from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm & Tuesday, December 11, 2018, from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm 
Deadline to register for Certified Arborists Preparation Course: Friday, December 7, 2018

ISA 1/2 Day Written Exam: (Must register with ISA separately to take the exam)
Certification exam for ISA Certified Arborist, 
Utility Specialist, and Municipal Specialist Exam:
Date: Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Exam time: 9:00 am-1:00 pm
Please contact us ISA directly for any questions regarding the exam.
Contact Name: ISA Certification Department
Contact Phone: 217-355-9411
Contact Email:

KAA Annual Conference
Dates: February 21 & 22, 2019
Locations: The Enrichment Center, Boone County, KY
Holiday Inn Room block (discounted room rate of $125 per night):