RETRAQ - BURLINGTON
15 NOV 2021
Registration closes Oct 14
City of Burlington, The Haber Community Centre
3040 Tim Dobbie Drive, Burlington
RETRAQ - WHITBY
30 NOV 2021
Registration closes Oct 20
Town of Whitby, Operations Centre
333 McKinney Drive, Whitby, ON.
All ISA TRAQ credential holders with an expiration date currently set within 30 June 2021 and 30 December 2021 will receive an extension until 31 December 2021 to renew their ISA TRAQ credential. These credential holders will be notified directly by ISA regarding the new program modality launch and the final additional extension on 2 April 2021.
ISAO is looking for tree care companies that can donate a crew, chip trucks and chippers for a payment-in-kind TREeUnion Prep Day on Friday, 24 Sept @Kettleby Valley Camp.
We hope that our members will support this initiative to offer some much-needed tree work for this incredible kids' camp. In return, Kettleby Valley Camp is providing ISAO with a site for our in-person TREeUnion event on October 15!
The prep day will include work on medium to large trees, removal of deadwood and corrective pruning for safety. All companies will be acknowledged in an article in the Ontario Arborist with photos and logos. Lunch will be provided. Proof of WSIB and Commercial General Liability Insurance is required.
Like most companies in Ontario, Kettleby Valley Camp had to pivot in order to keep their organization running during COVID-19, which necessitated a $100K retrofit for children’s outdoor education. Some of that money was originally budgeted for planned arboriculture work that still needs to be done, some in high-risk target areas.
If your company is interested in helping out, please contact Bridget ASAP. Email [email protected]...
UPDATE: Due to a technology issue, this webinar has to be rescheduled. Watch for an update soon.
Join Lindsey Purcell as we learn how to build an ethical arboricultural practice! Using the tenets of the medical profession, hear how to create a sustainable environment for our business, employees and customers!
Understanding the Social and Ecological Benefits of Urban Trees Through Tree Removal Experiments: A Call For Information
See the latest ISA Ontario Blog post by by Tenley Conway and Camilo Ordóñez — University of Toronto.
Follow the link in our bio.
By helping us identify sites for our study and share tree-related data (e.g., tree condition, tree removal schedules, etc.), you should expect to have ongoing input on our study and be the first to receive research results and implement best management practices. Besides that, you can participate in an exciting, innovative, and collaborative research project!
We believe this proposed study can increase the evidence base on the social and ecological benefits of trees, and give professionals in urban forestry the know-how for developing quantifiable standards that could be used to effectively protect urban trees....
The ISA Ontario Chapter is now seeking presentation proposals for the 73rd Annual Educational Conference and Trade Show at Deerhurst Resort, February 16-18, 2022.
For 2022 it will be offered as a hybrid for the first time; both live from Deerhurst Resort and virtual. LIVE!!! An opportunity to re-connect live with friends and colleagues we have not seen in the past few years.
Niagara Escarpment Commission guidance materials for review
The Niagara Escarpment is the most prominent topographical feature of Southern Ontario. The 725 kilometre long area is known for its diverse forests, cliffs, wetlands, wildlife habitat, farms, recreation areas, historic sites, towns, and picturesque landscapes. The Escarpment environment is protected by policies of the Niagara Escarpment Plan. When a proposed development has the potential to impact existing vegetation, applicants are required to submit a vegetation protection plan. To guide this process, the Niagara Escarpment Commission has developed draft technical criteria which are available for review.
The document outlines requirements for submissions and professional expertise which includes a knowledge of woody and herbaceous vegetation, growing conditions, and mitigation measures to ensure vegetation is protected and remains healthy during and after construction. As an effective tool for development review, the Niagara Escarpment Commission (NEC) has relied on vegetation protection plans for many years and guidelines have been in place since 2008.
The Niagara Escarpment Commission (NEC) invites you to provide feedback on the Draft Technical Criteria for Vegetation Protection Plans. Once approved, these materials will provide technical information to applicants and consultants preparing drawings and reports for planning and development applications within the Niagara Escarpment Plan Area.
See the NEC link in our bio »
Your feedback is valued!
Please send any comments to [email protected] or complete the online comment form.
Responses will be received until September 30, 2021....
From the ISAO Blog: Hydration & Nutrition For Industrial Athlete Climbers by The Consummate Athlete
Every day is an athletic event for working arborists who spend most of their time climbing, lifting, hauling, and otherwise working hard, often in less-than-ideal conditions. So whether or not you’re planning to take part in an In-Person or Virtual Tree Climbing Championship, you can still dial in your nutrition and hydration to feel better, recover faster, and be more efficient in the tree. Here, two top tree climbers and one arborist-slash-adventurer share their best advice.
See the link to the ISAO Blog in our bio.
ISAO Members Get It! Become a member to access our blog, receive the Ontario Arborist magazine and enjoy a slew of discounts through our affiliation with CNLA.
ISA Ontario is pleased to offer the ISA Board Certified Master Arborist Preparation Course.
This is a VIRTUAL course with a LIVE instructor. The course will be spread out over 7 dates for a total of 27 hours of instruction. Classes will be held weekly on Tuesday evenings and 2 Saturdays (see dates below), ending on August 21, 2021.
IT’S TIME to become an ISA Board Certified Master Arborist!
Are you ready to take the next step and achieve the highest ISA credential?
ISA Ontario is offering an exclusive online BCMA Exam Preparation Course with Mark Duntemann in July and August. Mark will prepare you to challenge the BCMA exam through online lectures, discussion, exercises, review, and self-assessments,
Registration deadline is July 9th and spots are limited – sign up today!
See the link in our bio for course information and to register!...
TODAY!!! Free @canadiantreefund Webinar on Making Urban Tree Policies a Reality: Engaging Ontario Residents to Take Action!
Earn 1 CEU for attending live!
Tuesday June 15th, 2021 from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST
Andrew Almas will present the results of an exciting Ontario survey exploring residents views on native trees! Andrew will discuss lessons learned to better engage residents and how urban forest policies can inspire resident action.
See the CTF Webinar link in our bio to register!...
At the start of January 2021, the ISAO chapter was made aware of proposed changes to the Professional Foresters Act, 2000, S.O. 2000, c.18, “the Act”, and Regulation 145/01 “the regulation”.
This legislation regulates the scope of practice of Professional Forestry within the Province of Ontario. The Ontario Professional Foresters Association (OPFA), is the licensing body. The proposed changes to the Act, if approved, would have potentially devastating impacts to the arboricultural industry, and certified arborists practicing in all sectors.
Visit the updated ISAO OPFA page for more information on:
- History of the Professional Foresters Act
- Title Act Vs Practice Act
- Proposed Changes to the Act
- A Co-ordinated Response
- Legislative Process
- Future Considerations