Welcome to the Wisconsin Arborist Association (WAA) website! Since it's founding in 1964, the WAA has been dedicated to our mission of "Improving the understanding of trees and the practice of arboriculture". Over the years, this organization of commercial, municipal, utility and academic arborists has grown to include over 790 members with the like minded goal of taking care of Wisconsin's trees.
These members service Wisconsin by providing private and public arboriculture services, research and outreach activities. The WAA is a chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture which has representation in over 30 countries.
-August Hoppe, WAA President
Arborist Registered Apprenticeship Program
The WAA and the WI Department of Workforce Development are pleased to announce the Arborist Registered Apprenticeship program. Click the following link for more information: Arborist Registered Apprenticeship Program
Public Outreach Program/ Kids Climbs
Children love climbing trees and our skilled arborists give them an opportunity to climb a tree like an arborist, with a rope and saddle. To learn more about our kid's climbing program click the following link: Public Outreach Program
Where Ecology Meets Economy: Season 4. A Forum for Green Industry Professionals and Land Managers. September 21, 2016 in Menomonee Falls.
Sponsored by the WAA! Don’t miss this next opportunity to network with land managers, growers, arborists, landscape architects and many other professionals. This innovative event will focus on protecting pollinator habitat and feature presentations, panel discussions, plus guided tours discussing ways the green industry and land managers can benefit our native plant and animal habitat and each other. For more information and to register click here.
Important Dates to Remember
September 13-15th, 2016 Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ), Madison, WI. Registration is now closed.
September 20th, 2016 2016 Certified Arborist Study Group Registration Deadline
September 21st, 2016 Tree Climbing Championship Registration (Deadline has been extended)
September 24, 2016 Urban Forest Fest/ WAA Kid's Climb, Milwaukee, WI.
September 27 - November 29, 2016 2016 Certified Arborist Study Group, Mequon, WI - A 9 week course on Tuesday Evenings, followed by a Certification Exam on the 10th week.
October 1-2nd, 2016 2016 North American Tree Climbing Championship (NATCC), Niagara Parks School of Horticulture and Botanical Gardens, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
October 6th, 2016 WAA Fall Conference On-line registration is now available through October 3rd.
October 8th, 2016 Tree Climbing Championship: Regner Park, West Bend
January 13, 2016 Day of Service Applications due.
February 19-21, 2016 WAA/WDNR Annual Conference in Green Bay, WI. Information will be forthcoming.
Please check the appropriate pages on our website for further information or to download an application.