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.) 

Latest News

ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualifications (TRAQ) Course
Dates: September 17, 18 &19, 2018
Location: Louisville Nature Center
Deadline to register: August 20, 2018
For more information contact Laura Lambert

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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

ISA TRAQ Renewal Course (One Day Only)
Dates: Thursday, November 8, 2018
Location: Shawnee Golf Course
Deadline to register: October 11, 2018
For more information contact Laura Lambert

KAA Annual Conference
Dates: February 21 & 22, 2019
Locations: The Enrichment Center, Boone County, KY
Link to register online: check back soon
Hotel link: (TBD)