Resources & Education

KAA Library Materials ~ photo by Chris O'Bryan
Need to find an arborist in the state of Kentucky?
Follow this link:

Louisville City Ordinance 
Contact to request a copy of Louisville's City 
Ordinance to be emailed directly to you.

Species Valuation List
A big thanks goes out to Dr. Bill Fountain for providing the following updated species valuation list for Kentucky:

Click here for the valuations by botanical name 

Click here for valuations by percent group

Guide to Landscape Appraisal of Tree Species in Kentucky Landscapes

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 imminent 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.)
• aesthetic and environmental contributions to the landscape

KAA Library The KAA Library is located at 901 Dumesnil Street, Louisville, Kentucky 40203 at the headquarters of Limbwalker Tree Service.  Books and other resources are available to our members.  A current list of materials is listed here. PDF document The following rules apply:
  1. Only KAA Members in good standing are eligible to utilize the library. A Credit Card # must be submitted to check out any item.
  2. Books and other items may be checked out for a three-week period.
  3. Check out renewals are limited to two additional three-week periods, for a total of nine weeks. The KAA Librarian must be contacted prior to renewal expiration to prevent fines.
  4. Fines accumulate at $0.50 per day per item, not to exceed 2X the cost of the item, or $50, whichever is less.  Outstanding fines may be added to Membership dues.
  5. No more than three items may be checked out at any given time.
  6. All postage fees associated with sending or returning items are the responsibility of the lendee.
  7. Please contact the KAA Librarian at Limbwalker Tree Service at (502) 634-0400 to check out materials.

Online Resources
International Society of Arboriculture ( ISA )
Tree Care Industry Association ( TCIA )
Better Business Bureau ( BBB )
Tree Care Tips – practical information for the homeowner
Tree Database – US Forest Service list of trees with common and Latin names
Tree Benefit Calculator – calculate the estimated value of your trees
Tree Climbers International – recreational tree climbing
The Tree Fund - organization that works to sustain the world’s urban forests by providing funding for scholarships, scientific research, and education programs related to arboriculture and urban forestry
Knots - all about knots
Tree Buzz – arborists discussion forum
Sherrill Tree – arborist supply catalogue
Anchor Bridge Ropeworks – rope splicing
Knot and Rope Supply - rope retailer
Tree Stuff  - equipment for professional arborists