Upcoming events

    • 07 Feb 2020
    • 9:00 AM
    • 28 Feb 2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • San Antonio Botanical Gardens

    Healthy Trees and Certified Arborist Preparation Course

    Fridays, February 7th  to February 28th, 2019 9:00am –4:00 pm
    San Antonio Botanical Garden

    555 Funston

    Registration Link

    Video Course Description Link

    Call Gary Poole] @ 210-536-1413 with questions

    Course Description:

    This course was designed for the citizen who wants to stay safe while improving the health of trees and learn more about the value of trees and also prepare professional arborists for an ISA Certified Arborist examination. The teaching cadre has over 325 combined years of experience in the tree care industry. Nonprofessionals are also welcome to attend the entire course or other sessions to gain a better understanding of the benefits of trees and develop their tree ID and tree care skills. Three years of experience is required to take the ISA Certified Arborist exam. For more information on the exam, please visit Course schedule:

    • February 7  Tree Identification,Tree Biology, Installation and Establishment, Soil Science
    • February 14 Water Management, Tree Nutrition and Fertilization,Tree Selection, Diagnosis and Plant Disorders
    • February 21 Plant Health Care, Pruning and Oak Wilt,Tree Support, Tree Assessment and Risk Management 
    • February 28 Trees and Construction, Urban Forestry, Tree Worker Safety, Climbing and Working in Trees

    Topics also address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to certified arborists and relevant to the professional development of the student. Students receive continuing education credits including Tree Maintenance License. Approved for 3 CEUs per session for ISA CA, TNLA and Master Gardeners, and 3 hours per session Master Naturalist Advanced Training.

    Certified Arbortist Test Preparation Course Fee: $300; includes the Arborist Certification Study Guide (a $115 value)
    Directions to the Garden: Take Hwy 281 to Hildebrand east. Turn right on Broadway, then left on Funston. The Botanical Garden is on the left-hand side.

    If you have further questions, please call Mark Kroeze, Texas A&M Forest Service at 210-859-9253

    • 27 Feb 2020
    • 8:30 AM
    • Schertz Civic Center


    Get to know Skip: 

    Register Here:

    It is time for the 11th Bilingual Tree Care & Safety Workshop in San Antonio. Learn from tree care leaders Skip Kincaid, Guy LeBlanc, and Eduardo Medina to take your knowledge and career to new heights.

    Keynote speaker Skip Kincaid will conduct ‘What Does it Mean to be a Professional Arborist’ and ‘What Legal Obligations Do We Have’ indoors. In the field demonstrations will visually show improving climbing efficiency, climbing safety, and an update on OSHA and Job Site Safety Analysis.

    Emily Landon from St. Mary’s University will discuss ‘Conflict Resolution’.

    Please join us again this year, or for the first time. Your time will be valued and you will get to see your fellow arborists.


     5.0 ISA CEU's
    $50 early bird for SAAA Members
    $75 early bird for Non-SAAA Members 

    Click on the "Register Now" button below to register 

    Thursday, February 27th 2020




    Registration: 7:30-8:30 AM
    Introduction: 8:30-8:45

    Moderator- Mark Bird, City of San Antonio, Moderator- Mark Duff, Texas A&M Forest Service Retiree



    8:45 to 9:30 AM  Conflict Resolution

    Emily Landon, St. Mary’s University


    9:30 to 9:45 AM Break


    9:45 to 11:00 AM   Skip Kincaid ‘What does it mean to be a Professional Arborist?’


    11:00 to 11:10 Break


    11:10 to 12:15  Skip Kincaid ‘What legal obligations do we have?’


    Lunch 12:15 Catered BBQ


    Outside Demonstrations 1:30 to 3:30


    Fernando Figueroa- 30 minutes. ‘Job Site Safety Analysis & OSHA Updates’

    Eduardo Medina  30 minutes.  ‘Climbing Safety’


    Guy Leblanc 1 hour. ‘Improve Climbing Efficiency’



    3:45-4:15 Booker, Amy and Tyler Burkett, San Antonio Arborist Association- CEU’s/Raffle/Certificates

    • 17 Mar 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Vermeer Equipment Company
    Registration is closed

    12pm – 1:30pm Central Time
    Vermeer, 16593 I-35, EXIT 3009, San Antonio,TX

    SAAA meetings take place in odd months on the third Tuesday.  Meeting time and place 12 noon @ Vermeer.
    16593 Interstate 35 @ exit 174B
    Look for large Vermeer billboard sign.


    Your attendance and participation at this meeting will influence future programs and outreach for the Arborist Association.




Past events

24 Jan 2020 Earth-Kind Fruit Tree Seminar
21 Jan 2020 SAAA January Board Meeting
17 Dec 2019 SAAA Holiday Social
02 Nov 2019 Arbor Day for SA-Saturday Nov. 2nd
18 Sep 2019 Saluting Branches
17 Sep 2019 SAAA September Board Meeting
25 Jul 2019 Entrenamiento de la Sierras de Cadenas/ Moto Sierra (Spanish Chainsaw Course)
16 Jul 2019 SAAA July Board Meeting
21 May 2019 SAAA Board Meeting
03 May 2019 Tree & Landscape Safety Event
24 Apr 2019 Growing Texas- EAB & Biodiversity
05 Apr 2019 Register- April 5th Bilingual Workshop w/ Mark Chisolm
30 Mar 2019 Tree Buds Citizen Forester Program
28 Mar 2019 Wildfire Risk Reduction Qualification for Arborists
26 Mar 2019 SAAA Board Meeting (*Date changed*)
26 Jan 2019 Jammin Jams 2019
15 Jan 2019 SAAA Board Meeting (Jan 15th)
11 Dec 2018 Arborist, Forester, & Tree Huggers Holiday Social
11 Oct 2018 Tree Management Workshop-recognizing oak wilt and other issues
19 Sep 2018 Saluting Branches
18 Sep 2018 SAAA Board Meeting (Sep 18th)
17 Jul 2018 SAAA Board Meeting (July 17th)CANCELLED
25 May 2018 Basic Tree Climbing Course
15 May 2018 SAAA Board Meeting (May 15th)
10 May 2018 Growing Texas Workshop- Stormwater Sustainability & Riparian Restoration
20 Mar 2018 SAAA Board Meeting (March 20th)
08 Mar 2018 Bilingual Tree Care & Safety Workshop
02 Feb 2018 Certified Arborist Test Prep Course
16 Jan 2018 SAAA Board Meeting (January 16th)
13 Jan 2018 Hurricane Harvey Volunteer Days: Certified Arborists needed!!
08 Dec 2017 Basic Tree Climbing Course
19 Sep 2017 SAAA Board Meeting (September 19th)
08 Sep 2017 Certified Arborist Test Prep Course
06 Sep 2017 Free Tacos! CPS-Look Up and Live: Tree Pruning Safety Event
25 Aug 2017 Aerial Lift Specialist Spanish Language
28 Jul 2017 First Aid/CPR Training
18 Jul 2017 SAAA Board Meeting (July 18th)
13 Jun 2017 Structural Pruning 101- With Mark Peterson
16 May 2017 SAAA Board Meeting (May 16th)
19 Apr 2017 Aerial Rescue Training
20 Feb 2017 Port Aransas Tree Care Workshop
15 Dec 2016 3rd Annual Holiday Social
15 Nov 2016 SAAA Meeting TODAY
07 Oct 2016 Corpus Christi- Certified Arborist Preparation Course
30 Sep 2016 Midland TX- Certified Arborist Preparation Course
21 Sep 2016 Saluting Branches- Give Back To Those Who Gave Everything
12 Sep 2016 Tree Identification Course
27 Jul 2016 Tree Care & Urban Forestry Workshop
19 Jul 2016 SAAA Meeting
17 Jun 2016 Tree Disease Identification & Management
28 Apr 2016 Growing Texas Workshop- Community and Ecological Resiliency
01 Apr 2016 International Event- World Tree Climbing Championship
04 Mar 2016 Bilingual Tree Care Safety Workshop
06 Feb 2016 San Antonio River Tree Planting Events
29 Jan 2016 Chipper Operator Specialist
17 Nov 2015 SAAA Meeting
07 Nov 2015 Arbor Day 2015
16 Oct 2015 ISA Certified Arborist Exam
23 Sep 2015 Give Back To Those Who Gave Everything
15 Sep 2015 SAAA Meeting
04 Sep 2015 Certified Arborist Test Prep Course
07 Aug 2015 Corpus Christi Certified Arborist Prep Course
21 Jul 2015 SAAA Meeting
19 May 2015 (copy) SAAA Meeting
13 May 2015 Bilingual Tree Care Workshop
11 May 2015 Rio Grande Valley Tree Worker and Urban Forestry Conference
02 May 2015 Olive Tree Planting- Mission Road Ministries
30 Apr 2015 Urban & Community Forestry Workshop
19 Mar 2015 Tree Risk Assessment Qualification
17 Mar 2015 SAAA Meeting
17 Mar 2015 Free Safety Class and Equipment Demonstration
13 Mar 2015 ISA Certified Arborist Exam
31 Jan 2015 Jammin Jams Fruit Tree Adoption
12 Dec 2014 Free Holiday Social
09 Dec 2014 Bexar County Wildfire Preparedness Workshop--FREE
17 Jun 2014 S.A Arboriculture Lunch Speaker Series
02 May 2014 S.A. Tree Maintenance License Seminar- FREE
21 Apr 2014 Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ)
17 Apr 2014 Bilingual Tree Care Workshop
25 Mar 2014 S.A Firewise For Arborists
21 Mar 2014 ISA Certified Arborist, Utility Specialist, and Municipal Exam
28 Feb 2014 Movie Night in the Park- The Lorax
20 Feb 2014 Urban Forestry Conference South Texas
18 Feb 2014 S.A Arboriculture Lunch Speaker Series
17 Dec 2013 S.A Arboriculture Lunch Speaker Series
15 Oct 2013 S.A Arboriculture Lunch Speaker Series
26 Sep 2013 SAAA Meeting
30 Aug 2013 Certified Arborist Test Prep Course
18 Jul 2013 SAAA Meeting
08 Jun 2013 Certified Tree Worker Workshop
21 May 2013 SAAA Meeting
17 May 2013 2013 Texas Tree Climbing Championship
19 Mar 2013 SAAA Meeting
01 Jun 1990 1990 Annual Meeting
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