Consulting — Your Next Step as an Arborist

Whether you view consulting as a career path or an additional service to offer your clients, it's essential that your work products be of the highest quality. The American Society of Consulting Arborists (ASCA) sets itself apart by focusing exclusively on consulting to help you build and strengthen your existing skills.

For almost 50 years, the American Society of Consulting Arborists (ASCA) has helped passionate professionals, just like you, succeed as Consulting Arborists. ASCA provides its members with the tools and knowledge they need to approach problems differently, which results in stronger work products for their clients as well as the ability to expand into practice areas not previously considered.

Members view the American Society of Consulting Arborists (ASCA) as an investment in their continued professional development. From the contacts you make to the educational information you receive, being part of the ASCA community helps you grow your consulting business.


With education specifically developed to help you expand your career as a Consulting Arborist, ASCA offers training on topics you won't find anywhere else in the industry — report writing, appraisals, professional practice guidelines, forensics, dispute resolution, expert testimony, and more. And as a member, you can access all of our educational offerings at discounted rates, including:

  • The Annual Conference
  • The Consulting Academy
  • Online/On-Demand Education
  • Publications


As an ASCA member, you'll build relationships with professionals in the industry who share your passion. Members regularly refer work to each other, share their expertise and experiences, and brainstorm solutions. ASCA members create longstanding relationships via:

  • The Consulting Academy
  • The Annual Conference
  • The Listserv and LinkedIn
  • Informal Mentoring


ASCA members receive additional exposure and referrals through the "Find a Consulting Arborist" online directory — used by both property owners and industry professionals (e.g., attorneys, claims adjusters, developers, municipalities, urban planners).


ASCA is the only arboricultural association that requires its members to have a minimum number of years of industry experience as well as meet educational requirements. Just being able to tell your current and prospective clients you're an ASCA member increases your credibility and marketability — helping you stand out from the competition.

Expand your practice — apply today to become an ASCA member.





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