The Academy is established to provide an organization which will encourage communication and coordination among scientists and educators working in arboriculture and urban forestry through physical, biological, ecological and the sociological sciences. AREA was established in 1973.
AREA supports efforts of faculty, students, and researchers in conducting and disseminating arboricultural & urban forestry research.
AREA supports education pertaining to the management of trees in urban environments at the individual tree or the landscape level. Efforts include the educational sessions at the ISA Annual Conference which are devoted to presenting student and professional research, supporting periodic workshops and seminars, fostering and promoting arboriculture and urban forestry education at colleges and universities, and hosting working groups directed toward research and education in arboriculture and urban forestry.
Join The AREA Executive Committee
The elected officers of AREA work to prompt and when possible provide funding opportunities to support research and educational opportunities in arboriculture. The Vice-President assumes the duties of secretary in the secretary’s absence, and serves as AREA liaison to the Editorial Board of Arboriculture & Urban Forestry. The Vice-President shall preside during the President’s and President-elect’s absence. This role is a three year commitment, followed by a year as Past President.
Applications for VP will open again in June 2022.