About Us

Our Vision

An Informed Public| An Educated Trade

The Aloha Arborist Association has been connecting the tree stewards of Hawaii with resources and providing opportunities for industry education and networking for 44 years! We are dedicated to teaching our communities the benefits of trees and how to care for this important resource.

Our Mission

  • Promote and improve the practice of arboriculture
  • Stimulate greater public interest in the planting and preservation of trees and palms for their environmental benefits and ornamental value
  • Promote public education to develop a greater appreciation for trees and palms
  • Promote industry education to develop safe working environments and a higher degree of professionalism
  • Recommend and uphold the ISA’s “Code of Ethics”
  • Sponsor Monthly meetings and workshops devoted to the exchange of information
  • Provide opportunities to earn Continuing Education Units for Certified Arborists, Tree Workers and Utility Specialists
  • Be apprised of the most progressive arboricultural information and serve as a medium for its communication
  • Provide a network for active arborists in Hawaii and elsewhere

Meetings are generally held on the third Wednesday of each month, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.,  except December.  For details on upcoming meetings, please see our ‘Meetings’ page

Our Officers and Board Members 2022-2023

President- Tylor Schwarze

Vice President- Justin Barrios

Treasurer- Carol Kwan

Secretary- Angela Liu

Director- Dudley Hulbert

Director- Sergio Vasquez

Director – Will Loomis

Director-Steve Connolly

Director- Sophia Colella

Past President- Desiree Page

Contact Us:

Aloha Arborist Association
PO Box 894498
Mililani, HI 96789

(808) 518-6141
e-mail: info@alohaarborist.com


2021 – Highlights

Thank you for letting us serve you in 2021, our 45th 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 2021:

 

Manu-o-Kū Training for Hands on Tree Workers workshop

Support for Arbor Day Tree Giveway- arranged volunteer arborists to work ‘Ask an Arborist’ booths at the events.

Informed the arborist community about the free CEU opportunity ‘An overview of Hawaii’s Cultivated Trees and How to Identify Them’


Maintained a FREE Email List, that helps keep Hawaii’s tree community connected and informed,
right now with over 600 individuals receiving regular emails on all tree topics

Assisted in organizing Matt Ritter’s presentation regarding the expansion of ‘SelecTree’ to include Hawaii and other Pacific Islands

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

Hosted the 5th Annual Hawai’i Tree Jamboree on Oahu.

Supported the Certified Arborist & Certified Tree Worker exams that were offered on Oahu in April and October.



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.