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.) 

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New England ISA Webinar:
The Use and Abuse of Logical Fallacies in Tree-Related Litigation

This course will review the use of logical fallacies in tree-related litigation and how to identify and counter their logic. The ability to identify and challenge logical fallacies is critical. Unchallenged, the fallacy can become a fact for the purposes of litigation. Cost: $25 member; $60 non-member (1 year membership included); CEUs pending. Click here to register.

Educational Courses:

KAA Certified Arborists Two-Day Preparation Course
Location: Jefferson County Cooperative Extension Office
Dates: Wednesday, July 15 from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm & Thursday, July 16 from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

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, July 17, 2020
Deadline to register with ISA for the exam: Tuesday, June 30, 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 and Plant Appraisal Qualification (TPAQ)

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

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

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"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