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William Fountain

William M. Fountain, PhD, BCMA, TRAQ  Extension Horticulture Professor

Bill joined the University of Kentucky Dept of Horticulture faculty in 1979 and is professor of arboriculture and landscape management.   He has taught Woody Plant Materials, trained arborists for the ISA Certified Arborist exam and Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ).   His appointment also involves training and assisting Cooperative Extension Agents and diagnosis of problems.

He has served on the ISA Board of Directors, Chair of the Council of Representatives and numerous ISA committees.   He is also involved with the Kentucky Arborists’ Association Board of Directors and TRAQ instructor.

Bill is a Board Certified Master Arborist and Certified Tree Risk Assessor and a certified instructor for this program.   Additionally, Bill has served National Junior Horticultural Association (NJHA) as National Program Chair, state leader, and as a member of the Board of Directors.   He has traveled extensively in Asia where he has trained arborists for ISA credentialing programs.

University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, United States