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

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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.

Click HERE for the registration form!  
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"Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for Woody Plants"
Instructor:  Jen Llewellyn

Mount Pleasant Cemetary
Toronto, ONTARIO
Tuesday, June 13th, 2017
10:30 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.

Click HERE for the registration form!

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

Cuddy Gardens
Strathroy, ONTARIO
Tuesday, June 20th, 2017
10:30 a.m. to 1:30 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 3.0 hour field tour; hands-on, walk-around IPM diagnostics and discussion.  No classroom instruction.  No Lunch.  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. 

Click HERE for the registration form!

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"BASICS OF SUPERVISING - IHSA Course"
Tuesday/Wednesday, 21st / 22nd June, 2017
 
Oak Ridges Community Centre
2895 Bayview Ave,

Richmond Hill, ON.
7:30am - 4:30pm

Participants will learn how to fulfill their role as a supervisor and about their responsibilities under Ontario law to manage health and safety in the workplace. 
For more information and registration form HERE


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"Creating Wildlife Habitat in Trees"
Instructor:  Brian French

Multiple workshops in Ontario in JULY - see dates below

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. 

Monday, 17 July - Agroforestry Centre - Kemptville Campus
University of Guelph  
2627 Bedel Road, Kemptville, ON
8:30am to 4:00pm
Registration form HERE (coming soon!)

Wednesday, 19 July - Guelph Arboretum
University of Guelph
College Ave, East, Guelph, ON
Registration form HERE
  (19 July)


Thursday, 20 July - Niagara Botanical Gardens
2565 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls
8:30am to 4:30pm
Registration form HERE
(20 July)

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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!

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.