ISA Ontario

Welcome to the Ontario Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture

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

Response to COVID-19 2021 Virtual Conference OPFA Task Force Update

The ISA Ontario blog is live! This is a great digital resource for our members to review articles from Ontario Arborist.

This little critter is featured in the article, “The Global Spread of Bark Beetles: Small Pests, Big Problems”.

We are populating the blog with topics that range from safety and business advice to member success stories, insects and pests, training, education and events. Check it out! See the link in our bio.
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Registration is NOW OPEN for ISA Ontario's 72nd Annual VIRTUAL Educational Conference and Trade Show
Join us on Wednesday, February 24th and Thursday, February 25th, 2021.

Link in bio! More details to come!

Members get a discounted rate. Is your ISAO Membership up-to-date?
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@on.professional.foresters.assn wants to change the Professional Foresters Act, 2000 which will have a direct and devastating impact on arborists in Ontario. We need your help!

Link in BIO

https://ISAOntario.com/urgent-notice-the-future-of-arboriculture-in-Ontario/
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@landscapeontario is holding their virtual conference Jan 12-14. The conference includes two sessions eligible for CEUs and the IPM Symposium includes six sessions eligible for CEOs. Register now!

Visit the Virtual Marketplace for FREE!

Don’t forget to visit ISAO at our virtual exhibitor booth.

#LOCongressConnect #landscapeontario #LOcongress
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Hey Members! In the coming days, look for the completely redesigned Ontario Arborist Magazine in your mailbox. All the best to you, your crews and families in 2021! ...

ISA has granted an additional extension to ISA Certification Holders. See all the details here https://www.isa-arbor.com/Credentials/COVID-19-Frequently-Asked-Questions ...

Did you know: ISA Ontario members have exclusive access to archived webinars with CEU opportunities! Check it out here: https://isaontario.com/login/
Not a member of ISA Ontario? Need to renew your membership? Click here https://isaontario.com/join/
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The Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development is working to update the skilled trades and apprenticeship system in Ontario.
They want to hear from our industry!
Read more here https://www.ontario.ca/page/skilled-trades-panel-consultations
Email feedback to [email protected] by this Thursday November 12, 2020, using the subject line: Feedback on Phase 1
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Our upcoming AMM will be online! We hope to see you there February 25, 2021 at noon (more details to come!) ...

Send in a nomination today!
https://isaontario.com/isa-ontario-awards/
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Earn 1 CEU at our next FREE Tree Talks Webinar! Travis Vickerson will discuss Leadership at the Crew Leader Level. Watch Friday October 23rd at 8 AM: Register here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1967606154816520204 ...

Read all about the science behind beautiful fall colours here: https://tinyurl.com/y3c9yekd ...

Great reminder from @petzl_official :
To clean PETZL PPE or other equipment, please follow the instructions provided in the technical notice for each product.
As a reminder, chemical cleaners damage plastics and textiles, breaking down the compounds and the fibers. The only cleaning products tested and recommended are soap and water.
In the specific case of COVID-19, hospital disinfection methods involve high temperatures (>150°C) or low temperatures (<100°C) and using bleach. We cannot apply these protocols to Petzl PPE or other equipment.
To date, no health authority has announced an official, reliable disinfection protocol using low temperatures (<100°C) and without bleach.
In this context, we recommend the following two protocols and you are free to choose which one best suits your needs:
- protocol 1: quarantine the product for 72 hours
- or protocol 2: immerse the product in hot (65° C) water for at least 30 minutes, then wash it with soap and water.
To dry your equipment, please follow the instructions provided in the technical notice. This protocol will highly reduce the risk of contamination, but of course, is not 100% guaranteed. You can also request further information from your local health authorities concerning low-temperature disinfection protocols.

Photo: James Roh
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Hug a tree today! #nationaltreeday ...

Join us for our next webinar Sept 25th at 8 AM: Attend live and earn 1 Free CEU!
Register at: joinwebinar.com and enter code: 334-109-851
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The Invasive Species Centre is hosting a technical webinar on European Gypsy Moth with speakers Taylor Scarr and Dan Rowlinson. To learn more & to register visit: https://bit.ly/2R99zO7 ...

Submit a nomination today!
isaontario.com/isa-ontario-awards
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From National Geographic:
Some trees may 'social distance' to avoid disease
Read more here: https://on.natgeo.com/32teP4B
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