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 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.) 

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KAA Annual Conference will be held in 
Louisville on February 20 & 21, 2020.
We are in the process of signing a contract with the 
University of Louisville Shelbyhurst Campus. 
(East end of Louisville.) As soon 
as the contract is signed we will be sending out 
information to KAA membership

ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification Course (TRAQ)
Location: Fergenson Event Center, Historic Courthouse, 
Burlington, KY
Dates: August 19-21, 2019
Link to register:

Tree and Plant Appraisal Qualification (TPAQ), Winter 2020

Location: Louisville, Kentucky
Dates: TBD

KAA Certified Arborists Two-Day Preparation Course, Winter 2020
Dates: TBD

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: TBD
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:

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