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
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!”

KAA Certified Arborists Two-Day Preparation Course
Location: Kenton County Extension Office, Edgewood, KY 41015
Dates: Wednesday, May 22, 2019, from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm & Thursday
May 23, 2019,
from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm 
Deadline to register for Certified Arborists Preparation Course: Friday, May 17, 2019

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: Friday, May 24, 2019
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

Indiana Arborist Association 71st Annual Conference
Indianapolis January 22-24, 2019
Indianapolis Marriott East

Conference Registration