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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 between a UAA Director’s terms and retaining the two-term limit for any person to hold a UAA Director role. Your participation is the energy of this organization and your efforts are appreciated. On behalf of the entire UAA Board of Directors, thank you.”

—UAA President Brandon Hughson


Feedback Needed on ANSI Z133 Revision

If you haven’t yet reviewed the second draft of the proposed ANSI Z133 revision (2017 version) your input is welcome and appreciated before the deadline, Monday, March 18. This is your final opportunity to share feedback before these standards are adopted early in 2025. More details here.


Applications Open and Donations Accepted for Scholarship

The Nelsen Money Scholarship is receiving applicants for a $2,500 award now through April 15, 2024.

The money will help an eligible student pay for expenses at an accredited college or university to pursue utility arboriculture studies. The scholarship is also an opportunity to pay tribute to the late Nelsen Money and his industry dedication, accomplishments, and mentorship.

To apply or support the fund, visit the scholarship webpage.


UAA Awards and Board Member Nominations Just Around the Corner

The time is now to start thinking about who you would like to recognize for the 2024 UAA Awards and promote candidates for the UAA Board of Directors. Nominations open May 1 – 22, 2024.

Each year, the UAA acknowledges individuals who have made noteworthy contributions to the utility arboriculture field. Active and in-good-standing members of the UAA can recommend their fellow members for a variety of awards on our website.

Stay tuned for more information in the coming days in your email, the UAA member portal, upcoming Monthly Updates and in social media.


What Does it Mean to be a Volunteer with UAA?

One of the best ways to fully experience the UAA is to donate your time to the organization. All you have to be is an active member and willing to participate in meetings and committee tasks.

“I cannot think of another organization that I’m part of where there’s a deep sense of community within the group.”

So, if you are passionate about safety, research, rights of way, best practices, and more, join one of our many committees and be part of something great. Sign up today!