Welcome to Aloha Arborist Association

The Aloha Arborist Association (AAA) is an organization of tree care professionals and private citizens concerned for trees and their environment. We are a state-wide organization with members from the islands of Hawaii, Maui, Oahu and Kauai. Since 1976, AAA has strived to educate the tree care industry and the public about proper tree care.

Men’s 2014 Tree Climbing Champion , Justin Donahue, during the Masters Challenge. Photo by David Leonard.

Men’s 2014 Tree Climbing Champion , Justin Donahue, during the Masters Challenge. Photo by David Leonard.

2014 Women's Tree Climbing Champion, Jamilee Kempton, during the Masters Challenge. Photo by David Leonard.

2014 Women’s Tree Climbing Champion, Jamilee Kempton, during the Masters Challenge. Photo by David Leonard.

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Pest of the Month – September 2016

Pest of the Month South American Palm Weevil (Rhynchophorus palmarum) Photos: UC IPM Green Bulletin (Vol.6 No.2 August 2016) Description: This weevil is currently not in Hawaii; please help keep an eye out for it. The adult is ~1 ½ inch long, shiny black, with small hairs on its body and a typical weevil “snout”. The …

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Pest of the Month – August 2016

Pest of the Month — Verticillium Wilt   DESCRIPTION Verticillium wilt is caused by a variety of fungal species of the genus Verticillium, most notably V. dahliae and V. albo-atrum. It is “one of the most widespread and destructive soilborne diseases of plants” (UC IPM). Verticillium infects a plant through the roots and multiplies in the …

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