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The Utility Vegetation Management industry is vital to the safe and efficient delivery of basic utilities, and enables our modern way of life. If you are looking for information on our industry, or want to advance your career in UVM, you’ve come to the right place!

The UAA is a member-driven organization providing resources in industry news & information, networking, education, certification, events, and continuing education credits. See why over 5,000 industry professionals have chosen UAA:











College-level training for middle managers and leaders in utility vegetation management and an industry-recognized professional credential.


The 14th International Rights-of-Way Symposium will be held in the Spring of 2026 in Vancouver, British Columbia. Save the date and we’ll see you there!


Save the Date for Trees and Utilities Sept. 10-12, 2023 in Fort Worth, TX! This annual conference is the chief learning and engagement event for utility vegetation managers and associated urban forestry professionals. 


The UAA is dedicated to achieving a culture of safety in the Utility Vegetation Management Industry. Check out these helpful informational and video resources.


Educational webinars are offered throughout the year to UAA members which allows for additional CEU’s. Please note the CEU’s are given only at the time of the webinar, similar to attending a conference.


This program provides various financial opportunities in support of college students through scholarships to foster a greater appreciation of the utility arboriculture industry.




Celebrating Safety Champions in the Industry

In 2023, UAA Safety Committee Members Jerry Staton and Adrienne Jones received the prestigious Will Nutter Silver Shield, an accolade bestowed upon professionals at the forefront of safety within their organizations. This recognition is reserved for individuals who...

Association Happenings: February 2024

Call for T&U Presentations Ends Next Week If you want to speak at this year's Trees & Utilities Conference, please ensure that your papers are submitted by Wednesday, February 14, 2024. We are particularly interested in presentations covering categories such...

Sara Dreiser Named New UAA Board Member

The Utility Arborist Association (UAA), the leading organization for individuals and companies that provide professional utility vegetation management services across North America, announces the appointment of Sara Dreiser to the UAA Board of Directors. Her position...

A Lifetime of Achievements in 30+ Years – Dan Marsh

Throughout his career as a Utility Arborist, Dan Marsh has earned many noteworthy accomplishments. Dan gained one more at the 2023 Trees & Utilities Conference when he was presented with the UAA’s Lifetime Achievement Award. “Dan spent his professional career...

Association Happenings: January 2024

Your Support Powers Progress: Volunteer for a Thriving UA Community The UAA is grateful for the invaluable support extended by all members. A decision to join the UAA not only benefits you personally, but also contributes significantly to the organization in various...

Association Happenings: December 2023

Visit your Member Profile in December As we enter these final weeks of 2023, be sure to visit your Member Profile. Please update any contact information if it has changed in the past year and remember to renew your membership dues. And speaking of dues, starting...

Get Inspired. Learn More. Go Pro-UVM.

Attention middle managers and leaders in utility vegetation management: there’s a top-notch, college-level professional development program that can take you deeper inside the industry and improve your career aspirations. Here’s a recent conversation about the Pro-UVM...

And the UAA Education Award Goes To…

The UAA is proud to present Dr. Robert Vanderhoof with this honor in recognition of his outstanding contributions, dedication, and impact on UVM education. Dr. Robert Vanderhoof has been a dedicated educator to UVM professionals for more than 15 years. Jessica...

Association Happenings: November 2023

Membership Dues Update The UAA is thriving because of you! As our association continues to provide more offerings, the time has come to increase our membership fees. Starting January 1, 2024, we are increasing dues to $75 a year for an individual membership. This rate...

Diona Neeser and Renee Phillips – UAA President’s Award Winners for 2023

The UAA is proud to honor and congratulate Operations Manager Diona Neeser and Member Services Manager Renée Phillips as winners of the UAA President’s Award for 2023. How did UAA leadership effectively hide this news from both winners? Get to know these professionals...

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