Students

STUDENT MEMBERSHIP IS A SPECIAL CATEGORY for those who are studying arboriculture and related fields in a postsecondary setting. Student members receive all of the benefits of professional members at a drastically reduced rate. See our membership form for rates and to sign up. Note that we also offer reduced student pricing for our annual conference.

In 2010, we initiated a new column in the Ontario Arborist magazine called From The Ground Up where we interview current arboriculture students and recent graduates. This is a great way to gain exposure to potential employers and simply to share your thoughts and ideas. In exchange, we provide you with a free one year e-subscription to the magazine. To participate, download the interview questions. Click here for a sample of the column in a previous issue of the Arborist...

Attention high school guidance counselors: Please contact ISAO headquarters if you require any materials or information on the arboriculture industry. We may also be able to coordinate having a certified arborist come in to give a talk.

INTRODUCING...PROFESSOR ELWOOD PRICKLETHORN! 

Proudly sponsored by ISA Ontario

Professor Pricklethorn will introduce your students to the secret lives of trees. Through his green coloured lenses they will see beyond the leaves and bark and learn to appreciate trees in a much different light.    The Professor will shed light on the many benefits that can be gained by planting the right trees and providing proper care for trees in our towns and cities.

As an internationally certified arborist, and “self professed arborfessor”,  Professor Pricklethorn will fully engage your classroom and show you why trees are not just a piece of green landscape furniture.

Professor Pricklethorn’s presentation is best suited for school aged children, Grades 1 to 7.  If you are interested in a presentation, please email Rebecca Lord, Executive Director at rebecca@isaontario.com.  Older students can be accomodated with another type of presentation.  For information on Prof. E. Pricklethorn, please visit his website at: www.professorpricklethorn.com

ONTARIO COLLEGES OFFERING ARBORICULTURAL PROGRAMS 
1) Humber College. Contacts: Mark Graves or Melanie Sifton. Phone: 416-675-6622. Program link...
2) Fleming College. Contact: Joe Outram. Phone: 705-324-9144 ext. 3231. Program Link...
3) Algonquin College.  Contact: Frank Knaapen. Phone: 613-735-4700, Ext. 2741.  Program Link...

ONTARIO COLLEGES OFFERING HORTICULTURAL PROGRAMS 
1) University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus. Contact: Katie Hunter. Phone: 519-674-1500 ext: 63522 Program link...  

2) Niagara Parks. Phone: 905-356-8554 ext. 225. Program Link... 
3) Kemptville College. Contact: Ms. Claude Smith. Phone: 613-258-8336. Program link...  

4) St. Clair College. Contact: John Lein. Phone: 519-972-2727 ext. 4344. Program link...  
5) Fanshawe College. Contact: Micheal Pascoe. Phone: 519-452-4430 ext. 4323. Program link...  
6) Niagara College. Contact: Don Papple or Wayne Wakal. Phone: 905-641-2252 ext. 4463. Program link...
7) Durham College. Phone: 905.721.3300  Recruitment.  Program Link... 

PRE-APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMS. Prep courses for the full arboricultural program, typically free and less than 40 weeks in duration. A great way to get a feel for the industry and sometimes for employers to receive wage compensation.
1) The Career Foundation. Contact: Courtney McCann. Phone: 416-642-2406, ext. 226. Program link... Note that this project has had pilot project funding since 2012 and continues to run on a year to year basis.  CURRENTLY THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN SUSPENDED (Jan 2017).

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.