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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KAA Certified Arborists Two-Day Preparation Course
Location: Hunter Presbyterian Church, Lexington, KY
Dates: January 27 & 28, 2020 (Exam on January 29, 2020-see below to register with ISA for the Exam)

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: January 29, 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:

KAA Annual Conference  
Dates: February 20 & 21, 2020.
Location: University of Louisville Shelbyhurst Campus 
(East end of Louisville, KY)

Tree Risk Assessment Qualification Renewal Course (TRAQ)
(One day only)
Location: Watson-Powell Community Center, Louisville, KY
Date: Monday, March 9, 2020 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Deadline to register: Monday, February 10, 2020
Link to register:

Tree and Plant Appraisal Qualification (TPAQ)

Location: Hunter Presbyterian Church, Lexington, KY
Dates: March 12 & 13, 2020
Registration Deadline: Thursday, February 27, 2020

Other Local & Regional Events

ASCA 2019 Annual Conference

Dates: December 8-11, 2019

Location: Intercontinental New Orleans

New Orleans, LA

Link to register: