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 2019-2020

President- Desiree Page

Vice President- Sergio Vasquez

Treasurer- Carol Kwan

Secretary- Angela Liu

Director- Carin Prechtl

Director- Justin Barios

Director – Tylor Schwarze

Past President- Dudley Hulbert

Contact Us:

Aloha Arborist Association
PO Box 894498
Mililani, HI 96789

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

2017 – A year to Remember

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.