About Us

Our Mission

  • Promote and improve the practice of arboriculture
  • Stimulate greater public interest in the planting and preservation of trees and palms for shade and ornamental value
  • Promote public education to develop a greater appreciation for trees and palms
  • Recommend and uphold the ISA’s “Code of Ethics” established to maintain a high level of practice of those engaged in the profession
  • Sponsor Monthly meetings and workshops devoted to the exchange of information and to provide Continuing Education Units for Certified Arborists, Tree Workers and Utility specialists as applicable
  • Be apprised of the most progressive arboricultural information
  • Network with the most active arborists in Hawaii and elsewhere

Meetings are generally held on the third Wednesday of each month except December, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.  For details on upcoming meetings, please click here.


2017 – Thanks for a Successful Year

Thank you for letting us serve you in 2017, our 41st year as an organization. Aloha Arborist Association worked hard to protect the well being of Hawaii’s trees, and to grow as a community and as an industry. With deep gratitude for the dedication of our membership, officers, board members, and urban forestry community partners, Aloha Arborist Association accomplished so much in 2017:


Held the first ever Greg Severino Annual Hawaii Tree Jamboree in February – with climbing competitions, wheelbarrow races, keiki climb, and loads more fun for the whole day

Partnered with WCISA to bring the hugely popular Dr. John Ball to Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, and
Oahu to educate our hard-working industry on staying safe and staying alive

Sponsorship of the Advanced Appraisal Workshop on Oahu, and the
7th Annual Malama the Trees Workshop by Maui Green and Beautiful

Maintained a FREE Email List, that helps keep Hawaii’s tree community connected and informed,
right now with over 400 individuals receiving regular emails on all tree topics

Provided a clearinghouse of information for homeowners, organizations, agencies, and tree
professionals from around the world looking for answers to their tree questions

Provided volunteer outreach and education at UH’s Agriculture and Environmental Awareness Fair,
LICH’s annual conference, Smart Trees Pacific’s Citizen Forester Program and other events all year long

Held monthly meetings all through the year, helping our industry and community to network,
learn, and work together to care for Hawaii’s trees

Helped members connect to property owners and managers through our website member listings and referrals

Offered discounts to members attending educational and training events

Provided exclusive information to our members about job openings, events, and legislative policy and industry standards updates

To paraphrase a remarkable journalist and teacher, we did far less than we wanted to do,
and did far more than we expected to. 

 

 

2018 Goals and Activities

  • Work with Maui Green and Beautiful to bring the 2nd annual Greg Severino Hawaii Tree Jamboree to Maui in February for a full day of fun for families and for tree climbing competitors alike, Saturday 02/03/2018
  • Chainsaw safety, aerial rescue, and other tree worker training events from January through May
  • Provide outreach volunteers and support at the UH Agriculture and Environmental Awareness weekend in February, TreeCircus presentations on Arbor Day, and other events throughout the year
  • Western Chapter ISA regional conference to take place on Hawaii’s four main Islands
  • AAA’s volunteer workday and barbecue at a community location to be announced
  • Continued outreach, information updates, and statewide coordination on behalf of the tree industry and communities they serve
  • Exclusive access for members to discounts, referrals, and other benefits
  • Year-round monthly meetings where you can network, learn, and join in the important effort to protect our trees and keep Hawaii’s beautiful.

 

Our Officers and Board Members 2017-2018

President- J Zambo

Vice President- Lance Bookless

Treasurer- Desiree Page

Secretary- Carol Kwan

Director- Dudley Hulbert

Director- Steve Nimz

Director- Sergio Vasquez

Past President- Steve Connolly

To reach our board members, please see their contact information under the Members tab (our current board members are all located on O’ahu).