International Society of Arboriculture

In mid-2016 the Arboricultural Association (AA) and the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) signed an agreement, with the AA becoming an Associate Organisation of the ISA.

This means, as the relationship strengthens, that we hope to offer opportunities for ISA members in the UK and Ireland to take part in many key events and activities and can offer our own members the benefits of being part of a wide and varied global network of tree care professionals.

What about Membership?

ISA membership is separate from AA membership, we are separate organisations that are working together, but ISA membership has a distinct value in its own right. Some of the benefits to being an ISA member include:

  • Access to Arboriculture & Urban Forestry, ISA’s peer-reviewed journal;
  • Bimonthly publication, Arborist News, which provides the latest in arboriculture news and education;
  • Access to members-only resources, such as online CEU quizzes;
  • Member discount on ISA merchandise purchased through the ISA Web Store;
  • Member discount on ISA meetings, workshops and conferences;
  • Plus much more…

To learn more about the great resources and opportunities available to ISA members across the world, please hit the button below.

Join the ISA

Student grade members of the AA are entitled receive free student membership of the ISA for one year – a fantastic way to sample their publications and online provision!

Do you offer ISA Certification?

ISA certifications are a great step in gaining global recognition for your individual skills and experience. They complement our own accreditations (Arboricultural Association Approved Contractor and Registered Consultant) and memberships routes.

The best thing about these schemes are their accessibility. They are not overly expensive, based on self-study, and greatly assisted by practical experience and acquired knowledge.

Currently the AA are assisting ISA with administering all ISA credentialing in the U.K and Ireland.

ISA Membership

ISA certifications schemes have an international perspective. This must be recognised by the applicant. Additional country specific learning and knowledge may also be required to professionally apply the knowledge and skills shown by gaining these certifications.