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
Important Dates to Remember
June 25th, 2016 WAA Kids Climb
July 13th, 2016 ISA Certified Arborist, Utility Specialist, and Municipal Specialist Exam in Milwaukee, WI. Registration deadline is June 24th.
July 14th, 2016 WAA Summer Conference REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN UNTIL JULY 11TH.
August 12th, 2016 Tree Climbing Championship Registration Deadline
August 13-17th, 2016 ISA Annual International Conference and Trade Show
September 13-15th, 2016 Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ), Madison, WI. REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN UNTIL AUGUST 12TH. Registration is limited. Get your registration in asap!
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 Information will be forthcoming.
October 8th, 2016 Tree Climbing Championship: Regner Park, West Bend
Please check the appropriate pages on our website for further information or to download an application.