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WAA Day of Service

WAA members have a long history of volunteerism and in 2008 initiated an organized volunteer Day of Service as another opportunity for members to join forces and assist in worthy projects.

WAA's Day of Service provides necessary resources to communities or organizations in need of the skills, talent, and equipment that our members are able to provide. Past projects have included clearing invasive species, providing pruning services, and performing tree removal.

Applications for WAA’s 2016 Day of Service will be posted later in the calendar year.

The following projects were awarded as WAA Day of Service events for 2015:

  • Tomahawk Veterans Camp
  • Cedarburg Westlawn Woods

Cedarburg Westlawn Woods Spring Day of Service will be held on Friday, March 27th. Click here for more information.

The Day of Service for the Tomahawk Veterans Camp will be held this Fall. Check this page later for more information.

WAA 2014 Day of Service Project

Big Thanks to the 13 Wisconsin Arborist Association Members who volunteered time and equipment to provide much needed tree care at Bookworm Gardens in Sheboygan on April 9th. A special thanks to Goodland Tree Care, Wachtel Tree Science, Phoenix Tree Care, Hoppe Tree Service, and Trees on the Move. WAA volunteers provided tree pruning, treatment, and removals while working in classic children’s book areas (Little House in the Big Woods, Horton Hatches an Egg, Secret Garden and many more).

 WAA 2013 Day of Service Project

The WAA 2013 Day of Service was held on March 21st, at the Longenecker Horticultural Gardens at the UW-Madison Arboretum. The event was coordinated by Bill Reichenbach with Edward R Hasselkus, UW Madison Professor Emeritus – Horticulture. Edward (Ed) is the volunteer curator at the Longenecker Horticultural Gardens. He has also been a WAA Member since 1965 and recipient of both WAA's Distinguished Service and Honorary Life Membership Awards. Ed is very appreciative of the volunteer arborists and companies who have provided equipment and expertise to get the job done, and looks forward to this year's Day of Service event.

Photos are now available in our photo gallery.

WAA was pleased to offer two Day of Service Opportunities in 2012. 

The first WAA Day of Service was held at the Shalom Center in Kenosha. For more information, see the article (reprinted with permission) titled "Volunteers work to resurrect Shalom Center playground" from KENOSHA NEWS 3-29-12.

The second Day of Service was held at St Frances Cabrini Church and School in West Bend. In total, WAA volunteers pruned 53 trees, removed 2 trees, installed 1 cable and bolt system and ground out or removed 25 existing stumps. Many thanks to all the companies and individuals who gave their time, talent and equipment at both events!

Photos from both days are now in our photo gallery.

The 2011 WAA Day of Service Project was awarded to Woods National Cemetery, Milwaukee.

The project included overall tree preservation in this national landmark. Thirty-two WAA Members from eleven companies performed active duty by removing seven dead trees and providing crown cleaning on sixty trees. Thanks to all WAA Volunteers who supported this effort with their time, talent, and equipment! Photos of the event are posted in our photo gallery.

The 2010 Day of Service was awarded to the City of Muskego, please read the following.


The City of Muskego is very grateful for the Day of Service that WAA members provided last Wednesday at Engel Conservation Area in Muskego. With your valuable work in the removal of potential hazard trees and branches park patrons can more safely enjoy hiking the nature trails. It is remarkable that Wisconsin Arborist Association provides this generous volunteer service to the community and is evidence that WAA is truly a class organization.

Thanks again!

Tom Zagar

Conservation Coordinator/ City Forester

City of Muskego

View photos of the  '2010 WAA Day of Service'

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