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.   

A BIG THANKS GOES OUT TO DR. BILL FOUNTAIN!

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 imminent 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 Training on the 9th ed. of "The Guide for Plant Appraisal" and Changes to the 10th ed.
Dates: Monday April 16, 2018, 9:00 am-4:00pm
Location: Louisville Nature Center, Louisville, KY
For more information contact Laura Lambert at:info@ky-isa.org

KAA Certified Arborists Two-Day Preparation Course:
Dates: Monday, May 21, 2018 from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm & Tuesday, May 22, 2018 from 8:30 am 
to 5:00 pm 
Deadline to register for Certified Arborists Preparation Course: Monday May 17, 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, May 23, 2018
Exam time: 9:00 am-1:00 pm
Please contact us ISA directly for any questions regarding exam.
Contact Name: ISA Certification Department
Contact Phone: 217-355-9411
Contact Email: isa@isa-arbor.com

ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualifications (TRAQ) Course
Dates: June 25, 26, & 27, 2018
Location: Boone County Historic Courthouse
Deadline to register: May 28, 2018
For more information contact Laura Lambert at:info@ky-isa.org

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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 at:jesse@townbranchtreeexperts.com