The Massachusetts Arborists Association (MAA) is a professional trade organization that serves the commercial arboriculture industry. The MAA advances the goals of its tree service professional members through tree care education, research support, arborist certification and promotion of the value of arboriculture to the public.

Founded in the late 1930s by leading tree care proponents, the Massachusetts Arborists Association (MAA) is proud to be one of the oldest arboriculture associations in the nation. The MAA's membership now includes more than 650 of the state's leading arborists, Massachusetts' tree service professionals.

In 1957, the MAA initiated a voluntary certification program and established the Massachusetts Certified Arborists Examining Committee. The title "Massachusetts Certified Arborist," through its comprehensive examination and continuing education requirement has become the symbol of tree care professionalism in Massachusetts.

Current research and regulation in the arboriculture field has generated an information "explosion." Many practices once thought appropriate are now considered obsolete and in some cases, counter-productive. Look to the MAA to keep you informed and competitive with the latest in tree care, regulatory issues and sound business practices. Read about our Member Benefits.

The Massachusetts Arborist Association is a member-driven organization which relies on its member volunteers. We invite you to join your fellow tree care professionals in supporting Massachusetts' tree service industry. Contact [email protected] to inquire about volunteer opportunities with MAA!