Welcome to the Arboriculture Society of Michigan (ASM)
             Michigan Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA)

Our Mission: Advancing the development of arboriculture and urban forestry professionals while promoting strong ethics and high standards of practice. We are the Plant Health Care Professionals. We are the Tree Care Professionals. We are Arboriculture.




Registration is now available

  • Basic Arborist Certification Prep Course. Click here for more details.


ASM Annouces Group Insurance Program For Its Members

ASM is pleased to announce that we will be working with VanWyk Risk Solutions to create a group insurance program for our members. We anticipate over the coming weeks and months we will be able to share details on the features and benefits of the program. In the interim, the professionals at VanWyk are ready to immediately begin assisting individual members with their insurance needs.  VanWyk professionals David Hop and Matt Capel understand the insurance needs of Arborists and have solid relationships with insurance companies that insure our unique risks.  Please feel free to call David Hop 616-726-070, or email him at

VanWyk  has an experienced record in working with associations in developing member based insurance  programs successfully. These programs save members money on premiums.  ASM and VanWyk will also be working to help members with challenges they face concerning Workers Comp Audits.

VanWyk Risk Solutions is a boutique risk management firm headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan. VanWyk provides the resources and capabilities of a national broker, and the service-minded accessibility of a hometown firm. This enables them to productively work with successful businesses and individuals, near and far, in the areas of insurance, risk management, and other pertinent consulting services.


Certified Arborists are individuals who are trained in the art and science of planting, caring for, and maintaining individual trees from roots to canopy. Read more Click here.   

  • Find an Arborist in Your Area? Click here                         
  • Why Hire an Arborist? Click here.  Ask for proof of insurance and references, and be wary of door-to-door solicitations and bargain-basement prices. 
  • Take Care When Hiring After a Storm  Click here





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Arboriculture Society of Michigan (ASM)

We are the Plant Health Care/Tree Care Professionals - We are Arboriculture

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