NHAA Certification Program
Today the New Hampshire Arborists Association tests and certifies new arborists in New Hampshire. Arborist certification establishes a meaningful standard of quality in arboricultural work, improves the knowledge and skills of practicing arborists, and provides the public with criteria for choosing a tree care professional.
NHAA Certified Arborists are educated in the following areas:
1. Diagnosis and treatment of landscape trees and shrubs
2. Proper pruning and management techniques for valuable landscape trees and shrubs
3. Identifying and selecting appropriate landscape trees and shrubs
4. Installation, establishment, and after-care of landscape trees and shrubs
5. Understanding the important soil and water relationships which affect plant growth
6. Recognizing tree hazards, construction damage, and mitigation
7. Preserving the aesthetic and ecological value of landscape trees and shrubs
8. Understanding and implementing safety requirements for tree care operations including pruning, trimming, repairing, maintaining, and removing trees and cutting brush.
Qualifications and Exam Eligibility Requirements
To qualify as a New Hampshire Arborists Association Certified Arborist, an experienced tree care professional must provide evidence of his/her qualifications as a professional arborist and pass a comprehensive, written examination developed by a committee of experts in industry, research, and government.