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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, 2024 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.




UAA Invites Nominations for Board Positions and Annual Awards

The UAA is actively seeking qualified nominees to fill positions on the Board of Directors. Our Board plays a pivotal role to ensure the sustainable operation of the organization, overseeing finances, day-to-day operations, and guiding the UAA’s future direction....

Hosting 2024 UAA Events in New Places

The UAA Events Committee has launched an ambitious agenda of regional meetings across six different locations in 2024. This year, we expanded our reach with three new cities so that all members have the opportunity to participate. As of this writing, details for...

Association Happenings: May 2024

Registration is Open for the 2024 Trees & Utilities Conference Gear up for an enlightening experience at the 2024 Trees & Utilities Conference, September 10-12, in Fort Worth, Texas. This annual event promises an unparalleled convention of insightful...

How Does a Nelsen Money Scholarship Help Students?

As we approach the final push for scholarship nominations before April 15, 2024, here is a look at two winners from 2023 and how this financial support helps further their education and careers. When you first meet Riley Pierce, his passion for the utility vegetation...

Safety Summits Prove Critical to Field Workers

When Curtis Korabek, Safety Director for TREES, LLC., returned to his job after attending the Florida Safety Summit, March 5 and 6, something exciting happened as he encountered crews in the field. “Employees who were at the summit in Florida were sharing what they...

Association Happenings: April 2024

Who Can You Nominate for a UAA Award? It’s almost that time of year to endorse your candidate for the UAA Annual Awards. Stay tuned to social media and watch for an email coming soon with next steps. In the meantime, review the five award categories, then consider a...

Association Happenings: March 2024

A Message from the UAA President on Bylaws Changes “Thank you for taking the time to review and weigh-in on the proposed changes to the bylaws. Via electronic vote of all eligible voting members, the response was 81% in favor of eliminating the one-year waiting period...

Saving the World One Tree at a Time

It’s been a remarkable journey for Troy Ross working in utility arboriculture for more than two decades. In 2023, Ross was named the UAA’s Utility Arborist in recognition of his significant contributions and profound commitment to the field. Ross initially pursued a...

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...

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