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 landscaped 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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"Kentucky Tree Climbing Competition" (KYTCC)
Saturday, October 17, 2020
Louisville, Kentucky

Educational Courses:

Tree and Plant Appraisal Qualification (TPAQ)

Location: Frankfort, Kentucky
Dates: Postponed, Summer 2020
Registration Deadline: TBD
Registration Link: TBD

Tree Risk Assessment Qualification Renewal Course (TRAQ)
(One day only)
Location: TBD
Date: Summer/Fall
Deadline to register: TBD
Link to register: TBD

KAA Certified Arborists Two-Day Preparation Course
Location: Frankfort, KY
Dates: Summer/Fall
Registration Link: 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
Deadline to register with ISA for the exam: 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:

Other Local & Regional Events

TRAQ - Renewal Course
Date: August 25, 2020
Hosted by Ohio Chapter ISA
Location: Columbus, OH

TRAQ Qualification Course
Dates: August 26-28, 2020
Hosted by Ohio Chapter ISA

New Date!
2020 ISA Annual International Conference
Albuquerque, New Mexico
December 15-17, 2020