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
The WAA will be having a booth at the very popular and well-attended 2017 WPTV Garden Expo in Madison February 10th - 12th and is looking for volunteers to help set-up, take down, and staff the booth. This is a great opportunity to rub shoulders with around 20,000 attendees while representing the WAA and arboriculture in general, fielding questions about trees, general tree care, and the WAA. Sign-up is easy, simply click here and select a date/time slot that you'd be willing to take on and that's it!
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 kids' climbing program click the following link: Public Outreach Program
Important Dates to Remember
January 13, 2017 Day of Service Applications due.
February 19-21, 2017 WAA/WDNR Annual Conference, Green Bay, WI.
February 20, 2017 ISA Certified Arborist, Utility Specialist, and Municipal Specialist Exam, Green Bay, WI.
April 5-7, 2017 ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification, Delafield, WI.
Please check the appropriate pages on our website for further information or to download an application.