Welcome to the Wisconsin Arborist Association's (WAA) website. Our
mission is 'Improving the understanding of trees and the practice of
The WAA was founded in 1964 by a small group of
individuals dedicated to improving the knowledge and quality of the
profession of arboriculture. Since that time it has grown into a large
organization of commercial, municipal, utility and academic arborists. These
members serve Wisconsin by providing private and public arboriculture
services and research. The WAA is a chapter of the International Society of
Arboriculture which has representation in over 30 countries.
--Rich Hauer, WAA President
Web Site Updates
Our Find a Certified Arborist for Hire page has recently been enhanced to provide a better experience for homeowners or property managers who are seeking professional services. Please check out the improved search and display options now available.
Visit our new 2014 ISA Milwaukee- Annual Conference and Trade Show page.
Help Us Make WAA Even Better!
The WAA is conducting a Membership Survey in order to improve our organization. If you haven't already, please take 5 minutes to complete the survey. Thank you in advance for your valuable input and continued support to improving the WAA.
Important Dates Reminder
Certified Arborist Exam
An offering of the ISA Certified Arborist exam will take place in conjunction with the WAA/WDNR Annual Conference & Trade Show in Green Bay, on January 27, 2014 and in Milwaukee on February 12, 2014.
There are a number of study materials available through ISA to assist with exam preparation. The ISA Arborists' Certification Study Guide is available for purchase on the ISA website. It is a good overall review including bolded vocabulary words, review questions, and sample test questions listed at the end of each chapter. The Application Handbookutlines the exam process and Certified Arborist Code of Ethics. The Exam Outline provides a list of topics and knowledge areas that should be mastered prior to sitting for the exam. Both resources are available for free on the ISA website.
If you have additional questions, contact Ian Brown, Certification Chair at (414) 286-8233, or email Ian Brown. As always, registration for the exam is made directly with the ISA, and must be completed at least 20 days in advance.
Please note, any WAA member who wants to be listed as a Certified Arborist for Hire on the WAA web site should complete the
ISA Certified Arborist for Hire
Form. Contact Ian Brown at 414-286-8233 if you have any questions.
Tree Research and Education Endowment Fund (TREE Fund)
The TREE Fund provides research grants, scholarships and
educational programs to advance knowledge in the field of arboriculture and
Dr. Richard Hauer of the University of Wisconsin at Stevens
Point was recently awarded the John Z. Duling Grant from the TREE Fund for his
project entitled "Economics and emerald ash borer management: a comparison of
doing nothing, preemptive removal, replacement and treatment in the urban
Congratulations to William Suplit, recipient of the 2012 John Wright Memorial Scholarship. William is a student at UWSP majoring in urban forestry and expects to graduate in 2014.
The Bob Skiera Memorial Fund began accepting donations in 2010. Please consider designating your TREE Fund donations to the Bob Skiera Memorial Fund.
Support the Bob Skiera Fund through the Tour des Trees.
Team Wisconsin is riding in the Tour around Lake Ontario this year to raise funds for research and help the WAA endow the Bob Skiera Memorial Fund. If you wish to support Team Wisconsin rider Dick Rideout, tax deductible donations via credit card are accepted at: http://stihltourdestrees.racepartner.com/2013-stihl-tour-des-trees/DRideout When you donate, please make sure to select the Bob Skiera Memorial Fund from the drop-down list before you submit your donation.