Reach your target customer and support the MAA

The Massachusetts Arborist Association is the only professional trade association in the state that serves the commercial tree care industry. Its membership includes more than 600 owners, managers and key personnel from the state’s leading tree care firms. Residential, commercial, municipal and utility arborists, as well as other allied green industry professionals are all active MAA members. For more than 75 years, the MAA has elevated the professional standards and business success of its members through education, certification, advocacy and networking.

Commercial suppliers to the tree care industry join the MAA as Associate Members. Annual dues support the MAA and its mission of industry education, safety training, professional standards, workforce development, and consumer outreach.

For more information or to secure one of the opportunities below, please contact the MAA office.

CURRENT SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

During the COVID-19 health crisis, the MAA’s in-person meetings and events have been put on hold. Our goal is to be back to face-to-face meetings as soon as we can do it safely. 

In the meantime, take advantage of new ways to reach hundreds of the state’s leading tree care professionals by sponsoring one of our popular training webinars, or advertising in our quarterly newsletter. Thank you for your continued support of our association and our industry.

New!  WEBINAR SPONSORSHIP (Sept. Oct. Nov. & Dec.) $400 Members/$650 Non-Members

Webinars keep learning accessible and are very popular with our members. MAA’s on-demand format allows participants to view the webinar, and earn valuable CEU credit, according to their own schedule. Sponsorship is exclusive and offers your company logo recognition before, during and after the webinar – including the chance to provide promotional copy at the beginning of the webinar.

NEWSLETTER ADVERTISING 

MAA Associate Members receive a discount on advertising in the quarterly newsletter.  Choose from Full, Half or Quarter Page ads in our quarterly publication, MAA NEWS, or place an ad in our new twice-monthly e-bulletin, the MAA Member Dispatch. Click here to view the advertising catalog.

NEWSLETTER SPOTLIGHT: $300 members / $550 non-members

Showcase your company’s equipment, products and services with a one-page “Sponsor Spotlight” article in the MAA’s newsletter, distributed quarterly in both print and digital to MAA members.  (Suggested max word count: 500 words).

EVENT SPONSORSHIPS (on hold)

EDUCATIONAL DINNER MEETINGS (September - April): $500 members / $750 non-members  ON HOLD

The MAA offers six dinner meetings per year with attendance ranging from 100-150 tree care professionals. Sponsorship at each meeting is exclusive and entitles your company to recognition via print and digital media; two admission/dinner tickets with VIP seating; a display table at the meeting and an opportunity to briefly address the group during the educational segment of the meeting.

SAFETY SAVES SEMINAR (November, February & March): $300 members / $550 non-members   ON HOLD

The MAA offers three Safety Saves Seminars per year. They are held before dinner meetings from 2:00 – 4:30 p.m. Attendance ranges from 50-80 tree care professionals. Sponsorship is exclusive and entitles your company to recognition via print and digital media, two admission tickets, and a display table for your literature.                  

SAVE! DINNER MEETING & SEMINAR on the same date: $700 members / $1200 non-members

MAA's SAFETY SAVES AND DEMO DAY: $500 members / $750 non-members  ON HOLD

This day-long outdoor event is held in October and offers an exciting way for you to do business with the leading tree care professionals in the state. MAA’s Safety Saves & Demo Day combines the specialized education of a traditional MAA seminar with the opportunity for industry suppliers to meet and help top-level arborists find solutions to enhance their safety, performance and profitability. Sponsors are invited to showcase equipment, services, and technology that underscore the vital role safety plays in the tree care profession.

ARBOR DAY OF SERVICE: $500 members / $750 non-members   ON HOLD

In late April, MAA members from across the state take part in a volunteer initiative called Arbor Day of Service. The MAA partners with the local community leaders, to identify projects that could benefit from professional tree care. Projects included tree planting, ornamental pruning and hazard tree removal at sites including town parks, elementary schools, community libraries, and playgrounds across the state.

Sponsors demonstrate a strong level of support for the MAA’s new Arbor Day of Service initiative and its mission to increase awareness of proper tree care while making a difference in local communities throughout Massachusetts.

Arbor Day of Service sponsors receive recognition in all print and electronic event promotion including news releases, signage, newsletters, e-mail blasts & web site. Another opportunity to drive business is for sponsors to offer discounts to Arbor Day of Service volunteers.

MCA PREP COURSE (fall & spring): $500 members / $750 non-members   ON HOLD

The Massachusetts Certified Arborist (MCA) designation is the symbol of professionalism for arborists in the state. This rigorous exam requires many hours of preparation and successful candidates are recognized for their accomplishment when they join the MCA ranks. A new, daylong prep course was introduced in early 2018 to great reviews with 50 candidates in attendance. This important overview will be offered twice a year as a way to help arborists prep for the MCA exam. Sponsorship is exclusive and entitles your company to recognition via print and digital media and a display table for your literature.

TRAINING SEMINARS (ongoing): $300 - $550 members / $600 - $850 non-members   ON HOLD

The MAA offers some of the best training in the tree care industry. Throughout the year, special seminars are developed based on current trends in the arboriculture industry. In the past few years special seminars have been offered on Safety Training, Bare Root Tree Transplanting, and EHAP. Sponsorship levels and benefits are determined by the specifics of the special seminar. Check the MAA website for specific details.

To sign up as an Associate Member of the MAA, or to learn more about the benefits of sponsorship,
please contact Carrie Martin or Kristen Dreyer at [email protected] or at (508) 653-3320.