California Arborist Association



April 19, 2013: 1st Aid/CPR & Aerial Rescue. Friday - 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. This one fills up fast and we will have a Bilingual 1st Aid/CPR instructor for crew members. Group Discount applies for 5 or more! >Finley Community Center, Santa Rosa CA.

March 1, 2013: Climbing Skills Workshop put on by Jeremy Tibbets, City Park, Benicia, CA.

July 27, 2012: Climbing Skills Workshop organized by Fred Frye at Doyle Park off Sonoma Ave, Santa Rosa. Registration @ 7:30 AM. This workshop fills up quick so let us know if you'd like a spot. Don't miss a great opportunity to brush up on your technique and equipment use. Demonstrations, hands-on practice, CEUs, Equipment vendor and more.

May 3, 2012: Britton Fund Ride. Register to ride or support your fellow members! This yearly event is a great fund-raiser for Research and Education.

March 30 - April 1, 2012: (FYI - Britton Fund event) Arbor Day Volunteer Work Camp at Camp Whitsett, Kernville, CA.

March 23, 2012: WCISA/CAA Co-Sponsored Seminar at SFSU Seven Hills Conference Center, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132: "The Future of Urban Forestry in an Information Age."



With the dedicated efforts of two CAA families, the Abrojenas and the Traversos, great fun was had by all at the Golf Tournament in August. With Mulligans, prizes, sponsors, golfers and vendors on site, the CAA took in $2158 profit to be put towards our new TRAILER, supplies and gear!

What a great time to head to the beautiful Napa Valley! Friday August 14th playing 18 holes to benefit CAA's continuing efforts to provide training and education opportunities to the arboriculture industry. 8:00 AM Shotgun/Scramble Start. Carts included. Tri-Tip Lunch at 1 PM, included. Vintners Golf Club Napa Valley, Yountville, CA. $100 pp - Groups of Four or Singles accepted. MINIMUM 36, MAXIMUM 60 - Get your group together ASAP - spots are filling up quickly. Pre-registration required.

Raffle & silent auction prizes. Hole Sponsors wil receive a 10x20 sign on sponsored hole along with an honorable mention on the CAA website, newsletter and our trailer! Contact Joseph Borden for more information @ 707-963-7578 to donate a prize or become a sponsor.


Speakers and Programs have included:
2011 BBQ Luncheon and Line Dancing
2010 Chad Brey/Tim Womick - Green Dream and Ted Kipping - Slide Show
2009 Members - 25th Anniversary Celebration
2008 Dennis Yniguez - Roots, Boundaries and the Law
2007 Joey Cornell - NRAT at Hurricane Katrina Cleanup
2006 Tales Told Out of Trees: Good Jobs Gone Bad
2005 Eric Schatz - Tree Sitter Extractions
2004 Jerry Beranek - The Tree House Project
2003 Jim Clark, Hort Science --- Tough Decisions Arborists have to Make
2002 Dennis Yniguez --- Julia 'Butterfly' Hill and the plight of Luna
2001 G. F. Beranek --- His life as a logger
2000 Jerome Hutlin Koechlin --- Interesting trees around the world
1999 Jimmy Harris --- Recreational tree climbing, 'Tickle the Sky'

2008 ANNUAL DINNER & Awards Banquet: February 9 at Jonesey's Famous Steak House, Napa.
Guest Speaker: DENNIS YNIGUEZ on: ROOTS, BOUNDARIES and the LAW: How to Outfox the Legal Beagles. Dennis gave us a very informative presentation in "excruciating" detail on the picky little points of conflict that can and do arise between neighbors over TREES - who owns it, who is responsible for damage or debris, etc. Thank you Dennis! 2006 CAA ANNUAL DINNER
"Good Jobs Gone Bad" tales of on-the-job mishaps from Denice Britton, Torrey Young, Greg Liu, Fred Frey & more. February, 2006, held at Embassy Suites Riverfront Promenade in Sacramento.

2005 ANNUAL DINNER: Environmental activists are occupying trees on private lands to prevent them from being harvested or removed. Our 2005 Annual Dinner speaker, Eric Schatz, organized an elite team of tree climbers to assist landowners and law enforcement in the challenging and controversial task of safely extracting these "tree sitters." He gave us a detailed and at times emotional portrayal, with video illustration, of this work. During Eric's question & answer period, guest Julia Butterfly Hill gave some of her views regarding this ongoing battle involving logging companies, environmentalists, old-growth forests and local residents.
OTHER HAPPENINGS: Announcement of new Honorary Member, Torrey Young
Mystery Guest - a beautiful Cheetah named Thuma ("Quiet")
Raffle and Volunteer Appreciations
Held at Safari West in Santa Rosa (
BEGINNING CLIMBER WORKSHOP: The May 27, 2005 Workshop put on by John Traverso at Larkey Park, Walnut Creek was specifically for BEGINNING CLIMBERS and those who need TREE WORKER or AERIAL RESCUE CERTIFICATION. This workshop covered Safety & Equipment, Knots, Pre-climb Assessment, Entry Methods, Moving in a Tree, Limb Walking, Aerial Rescue and CTW Practice Test Climb & Knots.
CLIMB THE GIANTS: September 16-17, 2005: Climbing the Giant Redwoods, sleeping in the canopy, amateur adventures on ropes and slings, and more! Held at the Redwoods River Resort at Leggett near Garberville and the Tree House on Highway 101. Was 2005's Membership BBQ: Food, fun and games, music, maybe a little beer...

For more information or an application, contact CAA at (707) 224-8269 or send email to:


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