For Our Members

AS A MEMBER OF ISA ONTARIO, you are part of the International Society of Arboriculture, a worldwide network of professional arborists actively engaged in the growth and development of themselves, their companies and employees, and the industry. Membership in ISAO & ISA provides you with opportunities for personal and professional growth and connects you to other professionals with similar needs, career goals and interest in improving the arboricultural profession. This section of the site contains the following information.

VOLUNTEER. We need and value your time, skills and enthusiasm. Please consider placing your name on our list of volunteers by filling out our volunteer registration form. The ISA international conference is coming to Toronto in 2013 and we'll need a great deal of support from our membership base. Volunteer link...

CERTIFICATION. This is a voluntary program providing recognition of one's professional knowledge by one’s peers. ISA certification recognition is given to those who: 1) meet the eligibility requirements for admission to the examination; 2) successfully complete the examination; 3) maintain the necessary number of continuing education units (CEUs) to recertify after three years, and 4) pay the necessary recertification fees every three years. The tree care profession has experienced rapid growth over the past decade and there is a significant amount of knowledge required to perform at the highest level. ISA credentials help consumers identify qualified, knowledgeable tree care professionals. Currently, certification programs are available for Certified Arborist, Certified Arborist Utility Specialist, Certified Arborist Municipal Specialist, Certified Tree Worker Climber Specialist, Certified Tree Worker Aerial Lift Specialist and Board Certified Master Arborist. Certification link...

NEWS & DISCUSSION. Based on your feedback, we are devoting more space both in the Ontario Arborist magazine and here online to current industry events. We do not offer our own discussion group but do provide links to ISA Internationals and Tree Buzz. News & discussion link...

ONLINE & DOWNLOADABLE RESOURCES. This link is still in development but check it out as we provide a long list of over 100 industry organizations, government agencies, educational and other links of interest. If you have any to add, please forward them to Rebecca Lord. We'd like to make the list as comprehensive as possible. Online & downloadable resources link...

OCAA. The Ontario Commercial Arborists Association is a vibrant, growing industry affiliate that hosts a solid schedule of educational workshops and organizes an annual day of service. OCAA link...

Our mission is to enhance and promote the care and benefit of trees for present and future generations in Ontario through education, research and awareness.