MAA The Maryland Arborist Association (MAA) is a professional trade association dedicated to fostering best practices within the region's arboriculture industry, providing education forums for on-going training and safety, and promoting community service through volunteerism.

For nearly 50 years, the MAA has brought professional arborists (and related trades) together for networking, professional growth, and advancement. In addition to these professional benefits, MAA members annually donate tens of thousands of dollars in man-hours in association-wide volunteer service projects.

For more information about the MAA, select here.  

Interested in becoming an MAA member?  select here.
Legislation/Maryland Green Industry Council (MaGIC)

2019 Legislative Efforts - The 2019 legislative session will begin on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 . The MAA will be communicating with our members via e-blasts with important bills and legislation throughout the session. These e-blasts will include information on the bills and legislation and request member feedback.  

MAA members are involved in Maryland’s legislative process through the Maryland Green Industry Council (MaGIC).  MaGIC serves the horticulture industry as a legislative resource and unified voice providing expertise, insight, and testimony throughout the year on issues effecting Maryland’s Green Industry. For updates on legislation followed during the previous Session, or for information on how to contact your elected officials, select here.

MAA License Plates

All MAA members are eligible to order association license plates, which depict the state tree, the Wye Oak.
Contact the MAA office for more information or to send you the required MVA registration form.   

News and Highlights 


The Maryland Arborist Association was pleased to host another successful Winter Seminar at the Turf Valley Resort and Conference Center on January 22-23, 2019. The 38th Annual Safety & Pesticide Recertification Seminar saw record-high attendance on both days of the event, with 121 attendees on Day 1 and 189 on Day 2. Attendees shared that they found the information presented during the seminar was interesting, informative, and useful to their operation. Thank you to all of our speakers and sponsors of this event!

The Association will be busy this Spring, hosting Arborist Day on April 13, 2019 at Adkin's Arboretum on the Eastern Shore, and a Pest Walk on May 22 at Woodmont Country Club in Western Maryland. Stay tuned for more details both on our website and in our bi-monthly newsletter, Shady Notes. 

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