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Welcome to the St. Louis Arborists Association

History and Overview

From inception, the St. Louis Arborists Association has been dedicated to promoting tree preservation in the St. Louis metro region. Founding fathers Ken Kirk, Ed Schrader and John Haberthier held their first organizational meeting on January 15, 1956 and elected officers on February 20th. 


The St. Louis Arborists Association is an organization of professional arborists meeting monthly to exchange ideas regarding current tree and shrub management issues. The Association's purpose is to initiate and foster scientific investigation into tree and shrubs problems and to secure improved cooperation among professional arborists and related agencies via educational methods.


The mission of the Association is to improve the practice of tree preservation, to stimulate a greater interest in the planting and preservation of ornamental trees, to cooperate in the conservation of trees and in the beautification of the landscape, to initiate and foster scientific investigation into insect and disease problems of the region's trees, to disseminate information, instruction and knowledge to the public concerning tree preservation, to secure better cooperation among arborists, to adopt all standards established by the National Arborist Association (also known as the Tree Care Industry Association) and insure all members adhere to these pruning standards.

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Upcoming Events

St. Louis Arborist Association May Meeting 6:30pm to 9pm

May 20, Location - K & K Supply, 535 N. Hwy. Dr., Fenton, MO 63026, 636-349-1141

St. Louis Arborist Association June Meeting 7pm to 9pm

June 17, Location St. Louis Public Library East Room, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63131

St. Louis Arborist Association July Meeting 6:30pm to 9:00pm

July 15, Location: Lawn Care Equipment, 8605 Manchester Rd., Brentwood, MO 63144

St. Louis Arborist Association Annual Picnic

August 19, Location Brentwood Memorial Park 5pm to 7pm, please RSVP

St. Louis Arborist Association September Meeting 6:30pm to 9pm

September 16, Vermeer Midwest, 621 Spirit Valley East, Chesterfield, MO 63005, (636) 532-2332

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