For more than 45 years, the American Society of Consulting Arborists (ASCA) has focused on helping members--professionals who share your passion--succeed as Consulting Arborists. We provide members with the tools and skills to approach problems differently, which results in a more robust end product for their clients.

The Value You'll Receive

ASCA is the only arboricultural association that requires its members to have a minimum number of years of arboricultural experience as well as to meet educational requirements. Just being able to tell your clients you're an ASCA member increases your credibility and helps you stand out from the competition.

Consulting Arborists, and those looking to become one, view their membership in ASCA as an investment in themselves. From the educational information you receive to the business contacts you make, every ASCA member benefit helps you grow your consulting practice.

The Connections You'll Make

Our members view each other as a support system, serving as some of their best resources by sharing their experiences, asking questions, and brainstorming solutions on a regular basis. ASCA members create longstanding relationships with each other through the following:

  • Informal Mentoring
  • Annual Conference
  • Consulting Academy
  • Listserv and LinkedIn

The Visibility You'll Gain

ASCA members receive added exposure and referrals from our "Find a Consulting Arborist" online directory--used by property owners and industry professionals alike (e.g., attorneys, claims adjusters, developers, municipalities, urban planners).

The Education You'll Receive

With education specifically developed to help you expand your career as a Consulting Arborist, ASCA offers training on topics you won't find anywhere else in the industry--report writing, appraisals, professional practice guidelines, forensics, dispute resolution, expert testimony, and more. As a member, you can access all of our educational offerings at discounted rates.

  • Annual Conference
  • Consulting Academy
  • Online/On-Demand Education
  • Publications
  • The Arboricultural Consultant Quarterly Peer-Reviewed Periodical





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