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.) 

Latest News


Complimentary Online:

Webinar: Sidewalks, Urban Plazas and Tree Roots. Tuesday, 12 May, 2020, at 12 p.m. Central. E. Thomas Smiley, PhD, Bartlett Tree Research Lab. Tree growth in urban areas is most limited by the lack of soil volume available for root development. This webinar will discuss these limitations and share the results of research that compares different below grade treatments. Click here to register.

Webinar: Thursday, 14 May 2020 at 12 p.m. Eastern. Nicholas Brazee, University of Massachusetts Extension, will outline the Detection of Internal Decay in Trees using Tomography.

New England ISA offering "Tree Risk Management Webinar"
May 21, 2020: 1:00pm-4:30pm (limited to 100 participants)
Learn the keys to a system-level tree risk management policy for your company or agency. This LIVE webinar provides the tools to create a practical tree risk management program that provides the foundation for staff guidance, risk communication and defines defensible policies. Cost: $30 member; $65 non-member (1 year membership included); 3.5 CEUs.

Educational Courses:

Tree and Plant Appraisal Qualification (TPAQ)

Location: TBD
Dates: Postponed, Summer 2020
Registration Deadline: TBD

KAA Certified Arborists Two-Day Preparation Course
Location: TBD
Dates: Summer 2020
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: Summer 2020
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:

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

Save The Date
"KYTCC Event"
Saturday, October 17, 2020
Louisville, Kentucky

Other Local & Regional Events

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