2022 ArborMaster Climbing Kit Prize Package

The Iowa Arborist Association is pleased to announce the 2022 ArborMaster Climbing Kit Prize Package for the Tree Climbing Champion (TCC), held in conjunction with the chapter’s 2022 Tree Climbing Championship (TCC) event. This climbing kit is being offered to each chapter champion (both man and woman, if applicable.) Each Prize Package Includes: Silky’s Sugoi Professional 390-33 Handsaw Buckingham Mfg’s …

President’s Message: From Emma Hanigan November 2021

Happy Thanksgiving from the IAA. I have so much to be thankful about this year.  I wanted to send a note just saying how thankful I am to be an arborist in Iowa and to our amazing Iowa Arborists Association members. Here is a quick recap of our fall and what is to come this winter. We had a ground …

Presidents Message: From Emma Hanigan 2021

What a year it has been. I have never been more proud to say I am an arborist in Iowa.  This has been a busy and trying year for so many of us. Iowans really saw the great need for our profession.  As some transitioned home the trees in their yard became much more than before, their yard trees became …

TREE Press November 2020

November 2020 “The oak’s distinction is its insistence and its flexibility…. It specializes in not specializing.” – Logan, William Bryant in Oak: The Frame of Civilization Visit Our Website Building Sustainability: The 2020 Year-End Appeal As a Vice President for Bartlett Tree Experts, I’m keenly aware of the importance of both containing and covering the costs of doing business. I’m equally …

TRAQ Program was a Success

We had a very successful TRAQ program this week.  All attendees were masked and socially distance in tact.  We look forward in having another program in spring of 2021. The board would like to thank Jim Flott for an excellent program conducted.   We look forward in Todd Kramer coming to Grinnell for up coming Aerial Rescue and Rigging workshops on …

Presidents Message: From Bill M. Reese II 2019

Wow, this year is rapidly flying by. I can’t believe it is already the middle of October my favorite season. I am realizing with all the rain we have had this year I have no hope of getting caught up on personal out door projects. However looking back to last February we have accomplished so much as an organization. We …

International Tree Climbing Competition in Knoxville, Tennessee

The IAA this proud to announce that for the second year in a row Iowa’s Tree climbing champions competed in the International Tree Climbing Competition in Knoxville Tennessee. This year’s champions, Ashley Whittlesy and Josh Hodson were each awarded a $1000.00 Dollar sponsorship which included their entry to the competition. I asked each of them to address the membership about …