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.) 

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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):
Earn ISA CEU’s & Kentucky, Indiana & Ohio Pesticide credits for two-day attendance.
Guest Speakers
Dr. John Ball, Mark Chisholm, Randall H. Miller, Dr. John Lloyd, Gary Lovallo, Marty Shaw, Julie Beale, Jennifer Gulick, Cindy Fenneseth

*Mark Chisholm: Breakout Session for Climbers on Thursday, February 21, 2019.*

Key Note Speaker
Richard Flint, International Speaker, Renowned Coach,
Acclaimed Author, Business Consultant                                                                                                                              “RICHARD FLINT HELPS BRING SOLUTIONS TO INDIVIDUALS & BUSINESSES TO OPTIMIZE THEIR SUCCESS BY CHALLENGING THEIR ACCOUNTABILITY THROUGH THEIR BEHAVIOR, NOT THEIR WORDS!”

Other Local & Regional Events

TREE Fund webinar!
Reducing Tree (and Soil!) Damage during Construction
Dr. Nina Bassuk Cornell University
Thursday, December 13, 2018, at 12:00 pm Mountain

Earn 1.0 CEU from ISA, SAF, NALP or LACES (NEW!); must watch live broadcast to receive CEU credit.