Seminars & Workshops

ISA ONTARIO OFFERS MANY WORKSHOPS during the year for members and non-members. These educational events are advertised in the Ontario Arborist magazine, through email blasts to our members and here, online. CEUs are available to workshop participants.

For a list of our future workshops, click this link...

SPRING/SUMMER WORKSHOPS 2017

"Tree Care Science and Practice....1969 to present"
Instructor:  Ian Bruce, Bruce Tree Experts Co.

The Assembly Hall
1 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Drive
Toronto, ONTARIO
Tuesday, April 4th, 2017
9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

A collaborative workshop where discussion will revolve around:

  • Tree species selection, planting and planting related operations;
  • Pruning techniques, dosage, objective-oriented timing, tree wound dressings, spread of pathogens;
  • Tree biology as it relates specifically to planting, care, growth responses and aging in trees;
  • Assessing and describing tree health, tree decline and tree structure;
  • Clean up the language…the changing face of the words and language we use in arboriculture;
  • Structural defects, tree risk, and mitigation options;
  • Tree support systems and much more.

Participants will have an active part in directing the topics/issues and flow of the workshop. More information, costs and registration form.  Click HERE for the registration form!    Registration is limited to 50 people.  Deadline:  28 March.     CEU’s are available.


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"Anchoring Tree Appraisal:
A Multi-Method Approach"
Instructor:  James Komen

Location: Royal Botanical Gardens, Burlington, Ontario
Monday, May 1st, 2017
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Tree Appraisal Workshop (Day 1)
Focusing on the Trunk Formula Method, this course gives an overview of the appraisal process and provides an opportunity to practice in the field.  Learn tree appraisal techniques and review common mistakes.

Anchoring Tree Appraisal Workshop (Day 2)
A tree appraisal report is only as strong as its justification.  Different appraisal methods are appropriate for different appraisal assignments.  Learn the basics of a variety of different methods for appraising trees and how to synthesize then into a final assignment result.

Instructor, James Komen is a consulting arborist and Qualified Tree Risk Assessor in the greater Los Angeles area specializing in tree appraisals. He employs principles of finance and accounting to help clients make informed management decisions for individual trees and for tree inventories.6 CEUs available to Certified Arborists. 
Click HERE for the registration form!

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"Fungi: Friend and Foe"
Instructor:  Kyle McLoughlin

Location: Bill Fisch Forest Education Centre
16389 Highway 48,
Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON, L4A 7X4 

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Please NOTE:  The INDOOR classroom location of this workshop promises to be chilly...wear appropriate layers!  Please bring appropriate PPE-
hard hard, safety glasses, high vis, green patch safety boots. 

An introduction to the biology of the fungi kingdom!. Fungal life cycle, reproduction, edibility, and their relationship to humans as well as plants, are covered in depth with many colourful photos and a slice of humour. Actual specimens are shown that reflect a variety of interesting fungi. Educational time is both in a classroom and outside in the forest.

Kyle McLoughlin is an experienced arborist, and a passionate wilderness guide. Through countless interactions with trees and fungus in both a professional and recreational context, he has developed his understanding in plant pathology, and symbiotic fungal relationships. Starting his career as a climbing arborist, Kyle is now a consultant specializing in planting, risk assessments, and disease management.  CEU's are available.

Registration opens at 8:00 a.m. with lecture starting at 9:00 a.m.  Please dress accordingly for hiking (eg: walking shoes/boots; warm clothing; rain apparel, etc.)

*REGISTRATION OPENS SOON!    -- SPACE WILL BE LIMITED TO 20 PARTICIPANTS.  NO ON-SITE REGISTRATIONS.
Click HERE for the registration form!  (registration is not open yet!)

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"Trees and Construction"
Instructor:  Scott Baker, Tree Solutions Inc.

Location:

Whitney Hall in the Iroquois Park Sports Centre
500 Victoria St W,
Whitby, ON L1N 9G4

Monday, June 12th, 2017
9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Learn to speak the languages of construction, architecture, land use, planning, landscape architecture, engineering, and demolition.  This full day class will include information specific to arborists working around construction. The class is appropriate for Commercial Arborists, Consultants, and Professionals in related fields such as Architecture, Landscape Architecture or Planning.

Instructor Scott D. Baker, RCA, BCMA has over forty years of practical hands-on experience working with trees on construction sites as a contractor, developer, and arboricultural consultant.  CEU’s are available.

REGISTRATION OPENS SOON!
Click HERE for the registration form!  (registration is not open yet!)

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"Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for Woody Plants"
Instructor:  Jen Llewellyn

Mount Pleasant Cemetary
Toronto, ONTARIO
Tuesday, June 13th, 2017
10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

IPM FOR WOODY PLANTS is a field course designed to give you an opportunity to develop hands-on diagnostic skills and utilize valuable resources as a first step in IPM of woody plant pests. This workshop combines field study and sample collection, lecture and hands-on diagnostics to help you detect and identify plant problems more effectively. This popular annual field course is being offered at a Toronto location this year. CEU’s are available.

This Integrated Pest Management workshop will be held in partnership between Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA), ISA Ontario and Mount Pleasant Group.   Keynote lecturers include Jen Llewellyn, OMAFRA Nursery & Landscape Specialist with Jeff McMann, Arbor Services Co-ordinator of the Mount Pleasant Group.

REGISTRATION OPENS SOON!
Click HERE for the registration form!  (registration is not open yet!)

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"Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for Woody Plants"
Instructor:  Jen Llewellyn

Cuddy Gardens
Strathroy, ONTARIO
Tuesday, June 20th, 2017
9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

IPM FOR WOODY PLANTS as a field course is designed to give you an opportunity to develop hands-on diagnostic skills and utilize valuable resources as a first step in IPM of woody plant pests.  This workshop will offer 3.5 hour field tour; hands-on, walk-around IPM diagnostics and discussion.  No classroom instruction.  Registration is necessary; there will be NO FEE .

This Integrated Pest Management workshop is to be held in partnership between Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) and ISA Ontario.   Field tour leaders: Jen Llewellyn, OMAFRA Nursery & Landscape Specialist and Becky Moule, Olympic Tree Care.

REGISTRATION OPENS SOON!
Click HERE for the registration form!  (registration is not open yet!)

 

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"Creating Wildlife Habitat in Trees"
Instructor:  Brian French

We are still working on confirming dates & locations
for multiple workshops in Ontario in JULY

This class will discuss and demonstrate how instead of removing trees to the ground, portions can be safely retained and used as habitat. Demonstration will include techniques like ‘Coronet Pruning’ and how you can create bird boxes by either using pre‐existing cavities or creating them with the use of a saw. You will learn how you can attract the type of animal you are creating habitat for by the size and location of the holes you create, such as making large angled upward cuts into the side of a standing log creates a great space for bats to roost.

Brian French founded Portland-based Arboriculture International LLC in 2013. He is a climbing ISA Certified Arborist and Qualified Tree Risk Assessor. Serving as coordinator for the Oregon Champion Tree Registry and the Chair of the Portland Heritage Tree Program, he focuses on the preservation of significant, old trees and their associated flora and fauna. As an Audubon Society of Portland volunteer, Brian facilitated various ongoing wildlife habitat projects including salmon habitat restoration, snag development, red tree vole surveys, and developing urban wildlife guidelines.

REGISTRATION OPENS SOON!
Click HERE for the registration form!  (registration is not open yet!)

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FALL WORKSHOPS 2017


"Health and Wellness"
Instructor:  TBC


Midland, ONTARIO
Thursday, September 14th, 2017
9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

A panel of speakers, including Dr. Amanda Carpenter will be speaking about issues affecting your health and wellness.  In lead up to the OTCC.

 
REGISTRATION OPENS SOON!
Click HERE for the registration form!  (registration is not open yet!)


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"OTCC"
Midland, Ontario
September 15th & 16th, 2017

More details coming!

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