Welcome to the Aloha Arborist Association

We are an organization of professionals and private citizens that care for, and support, Hawaii’s trees and ecosystem. With members from the islands of Hawaii, Maui, Oahu and Kauai, we represent the interests of those involved in Arboriculture across the entire sate.

Since 1976, AAA has strived to educate the tree care industry and the public in proper tree care and safe work practices.

Aerial Rescue Training, Kauai, September 2019

Grow the Community That Grows the Urban Forest

AAA connects people who care about Hawaii’s trees with the knowledge and resources to care for those trees. When you become a member of Aloha Arborist Association, you help us spread that knowledge, harness the volunteers to get the work done, and keep trees in our communities.

Click here to become a member and keep our community forests strong and healthy. Mahalo for your support!

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HILA- Equipment Maintenance: How to keep your gaspowered lawn equipment out of the repair shop.

This is not an AAA event. DATE: June 18th, 2022 TIME: 8:30 am to 11:30 am LOCATION: Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, 62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Dr., Kohala Coast, 96743 Instructor: Tony Savarese Syllabus Outline: This class will demonstrate the most common gas-powered equipment failures and howto avoid them with routine maintenance and proper practices. It …

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An Overview of Hawaii’s Cultivated Trees and How to Identify Them with Matt Ritter, Jenn Yost, and Kevin Eckert (not an AAA event)

Join the speakers for an evening lecture and in-person tour that will discuss methods and new tools toidentify and manage Hawai’i’s cultivated trees. Hawai’i is home to a diversity of trees unlikeanywhere else, and the issues surrounding trees are unique. The most commonnative, ornamental, and weedy trees will be outlined and the speakers will introduce …

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5th Annual Hawaii Tree Jamboree, 2021, Oahu

Hosted By: Schedule Friday, July 23rd: 1:00p – Gear Check/Check In 2:00p – Pre event workshop and practice climb for new/novice/first time competitors Head Judge, Doug Tochtrop, will take anyone who is unfamiliar with the competition format, new to competing, or just generally feeling shaky and wanting to get a bit more comfortable, around for …

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Manu-o-Kū Training for Hands On Tree Workers – 1 CEU

AAA will be hosting Manu-o-Kū (White Tern) training for hands on tree workers. The workshop will be offered on April 6th and on April 8th, 2021, 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., at the Elks Lodge parking lot, 2933 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96815. The cost is $20 for nonmembers and $15 for members. We have …

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