About Us

The New England Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture (NEC-ISA) is a member organization for arborists and urban foresters. We bring together professionals from Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and Rhode Island. Since 1965, we have been a resource and advocate for the green industry.

Our mission is to promote professional arboriculture, research and awareness of the benefits of trees in New England.

We pride ourselves on being the premier source for information about proper tree care in New England. Reaching out to both professionals and the general public, we dispel myths about tree care and encourage best practices in the field. ISA Certification Programs are the gold standard for working arborists. Through our work on certification and continuing education, we foster professional growth and connect green industry businesses with qualified tree experts.

NEC-ISA is registered as a 501(c)(5) nonprofit organization. 

We strive to:

  • Be a leader in providing arboricultural education in New England.
  • Advance arboriculture research locally and internationally.
  • Increase public awareness of the profession of arboriculture and the benefits of trees.
  • Be a progressive organization that meets the needs of its members and stakeholders in an impactful and sustainable manner

Past Presidents

Past presidents who attended the 50th Anniversary Annual Conference
Bear LeVangie, Chris Rooney, Julie Coop, Brian Sullivan, Peter Hoag, Melissa LeVangie, Karen Doherty, Richard Herfurth, Warren Spinner, William Wallace, Karen Malloy-Cyr, Andrew Noonan, John Moran