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

POSTPONED! ISA Certified Arborists Two-Day Preparation Course (Via Zoom)

Dates:  Friday (April 16), Friday (April 23), Friday (April 30 ), Friday (May 7), Friday (May 14), 2021

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
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: Louisville, KY
Date: June 21, 2021
Deadline to register: May 21, 2021

ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualifications (TRAQ) Course
Dates: June 23, 24, & 25, 2021
Location: Northern Kentucky or Lexington

Kentucky Tree Climbing Competition (KYTCC)
October 2021
To register or volunteer please contact:
> Email KYTCC Chair 

Tree and Plant Appraisal Qualification (TPAQ)
> Email for More Info


2021 ISA Annual Conference
Rainbow Treecare Spring Webinar Series

Feb-April, 2021
Free for all participants

Ohio Chapter ISA Webinar

April 13, 2021
Safety Culture

May 11, 2021
Wood Decay Fungi

September 14, 2021
Rigging & Roping

TREE Fund Webinars

Other Local & Regional Events