CALLING ALL CLIMBERS!
Women in Arboriculture Ontario is hosting a Virtual Tour of Harnesses! Join us to learn about the different systems, equipment and tricks from some of Ontario’s pro climbers: KRISTA STRATING, JESS VAN VLIET and JESSICA BYRON. They will review their favourite gear, how they use it and what they recommend. This event is free to all ISAO members. You must register ahead of time.
Apply to attend a Tree Risk Assessment Qualification renewal course, ONLINE on May 26, 2021. Registration closes on April 21, 2021.
The requalification is a one-day refresher, with five hours of instruction. It is being held virtually, via GoToMeeting. Current TRAQ holders can complete the abbreviated course as early as eighteen months prior to their expiration. The exam is covered by this fee but will be taken at a different time. Dwayne Neustaeter will be teaching the course.
Remember that you have until March 31 to watch the session videos from the 2021 ISAO Virtual Conference & Trade Show.
To earn CEUs: the CEU code will be displayed on the screen at the end of each session. You must fill out and submit an online CEU form by Apr 5 2021 to earn the credit.
You’ll find the online CEU form on the left when you log into the Whova platform. We recommend reading through our FAQ document (found under "Documents" in Whova) for all the information on the CEU form.
To earn the CEU you must watch the whole session (at least 50 minutes) - we will be cross-checking the watch report metrics from within Whova....
Have you checked your mailbox for the FEB/MAR issue of Ontario Arborist?
Here’s another reminder about the Trees Virtually Reimagined Virtual Conference: If you registered and plan on claiming CEU’s, you must watch the entire session. Watch times will be cross referenced with Whova (it records participation time) before CEU’s are awarded. Sessions need to be watched by March 31 and CEU forms must be submitted by April 5.
The ISAO TREES VIRTUALLY REIMAGINED conference was packed full of great sessions from local and international speakers.
If you were one of the 570+ who registered, you have until the end of March to watch the recorded sessions, ask the speakers questions, visit the exhibitors and submit your CEU forms! It's all in the WHOVA app.
If you missed out, ISAO Members can also thumb through the FEB/MAR issue of Ontario Arborist to read all about it....
Today is International Women's Day! Join us in Celebrating Women in Arboriculture Ontario (WAO).
We need your help to reinforce arboriculture as a gender-equal industry. Gender-related conversations in arboriculture are on the rise — it's on the mainstream radar from the office to the job site and thankfully, it’s heavily impacting behaviours and assumptions. Stereotypes and bias are widely being called out and addressed — but there’s still much that needs to be done. It’s now up to all of us to #ChooseToChallange and consistently commit to forging a gender-balanced industry.
So many women (and men) have already paved the way for today's female arborists, showing employers, peers and customers alike that they not only have a place in this industry, they excel at it. As industrial athletes/tree climbers, crew leaders, plant health experts, groundworkers, estimators, operations managers, and every other arboriculture role — the women in this industry are making their mark.
Register NOW for the ISAO Virtual Annual Conference and get ready to learn from the comforts of your home or office! REGISTRATION DEADLINE is Monday, February 22!
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We have a full agenda of exciting speakers, sessions, and updates.
Speakers will be tuning in from all over the world to share with you their knowledge and experience. With no travel, hotel fees, or other expenses related to your conference experience, this year it is super easy for you to attend.
Some of our exceptional past speakers are back, as well as some incredible new presenters. Retuning to us with new information we have Frank Rinn, Tom Smiley, and Julian Dunster. In new presenters, we have Travis Vickerson, Judith Guido, Susan Downing Day, and many others.
Our demonstration tree is back with virtually recorded demos and live Q&A sessions. Presenters Joel Dreise and Cody Menken will be showing everyone some new techniques and skills.
We are saddened to share this 2021 International Tree Climbing Competition Update:
With the uncertainty of future shut downs, and the continuation of travel and meeting restrictions globally ISA made the decision to not hold the 2021 International Tree Climbing Competition (ITCC). The safety of our members, competitors, volunteers, and team members remain our priority.
ISA recognizes the importance of this event, and will continue to work with our volunteers, committees, and leaders to ensure we are able to host this event successfully and safely in the future. This is consistent in our decision to host the 2021 ISA International Conference virtually, and is made early in an effort to respect the time and commitment of our competitors, volunteers, and all who make this event possible.
Regional competitions may be possible as non-qualifying events; however, ISA will make determinations at a future date if those events are able to occur this year as more data becomes available. ISA appreciates your continued support during this unique time, and we look forward to hosting these events in the future.
If you’ve been following us, you know about the OPFA proposed plans. Follow the link in our bio to sign a petition and to learn more about this huge issue for Ontario’s arborist, landscapers, and more......
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....