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...

 


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Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

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

Royal Botanic Gardens

680 Plains Rd W,
Burlington, ON L7T 4H4
Rooms 1 & 2

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 popular workshop will have a small classroom component and combines field study and sample collection, lecture and hands-on diagnostics to help you detect and identify plant problems more effectively. 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 the Royal Botanic Gardens.   Keynote lecturers include Jen Llewellyn, OMAFRA Nursery & Landscape Specialist with Jon Peter, the Curator & Manager of Plant Records at the Royal Botanical Gardens.


Click HERE for the registration form!

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Thursday, June 21st, 2018

 "Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for Woody Plants" 

Instructor: 
Jen Llewellyn & Jeff McMann

Mount Pleasant Cemetary

1643 Yonge St.

Toronto, ON.
 M4T 2A1
Yonge St Entrance.

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 popular workshop will have a small classroom component and combines field study and sample collection, lecture and hands-on diagnostics to help you detect and identify plant problems more effectively. Jeff McMann, Arbor Services Co-ordinator for the Mount Pleasant Group will speak briefly about tree risk issues on the property . 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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Tuesday, July 31 – Thursday, 2 August
2 full days; Arrival 6pm/depart 5pm.

"Field Entomology for Arborists"
Queen's University Biological Research Station

 North of Kingston, Ontario.

Have you ever found an insect and had no idea what it was? Was it a predator, a beneficial species, or perhaps a new invasive pest? Take part in a NEW 2-day workshop filled with interactive activities designed to sharpen your scouting, identification and management skills for pests and beneficial insects of trees and shrubs. The workshop will take place in the tranquil, natural learning environment of the Queens University Biological Research Station (just north of Kingston). Registration includes 2 nights accommodation and all meals. Motivated by their contagious passion for learning, Marvin Gunderman, Dave Cheung and Jen Llewellyn will lead the workshop in an inspiring, engaging, teambuilding style filled with humour and fun.   CEU’s will be available.

Marvin Gunderman has worked at McMaster University in Hamilton for 28 years, where he combines his love for teaching entomology with his role as Manager of Technical Services.  Marvin has taught the Insect Taxonomy/Ecology for the Ontario Universities Program in field Biology (OUPFB) at the Queen’s University Biological Station near Elgin for 24 years. He also teaches insect modules at home and abroad (Honduras, 2009 and Costa Rica, 2010) and lectures and runs tutorials about insects in several undergraduate courses at McMaster University.

As a child, Dave Cheung spent most of his days rigging up electronics in unforeseeable ways and chasing insects with a net. He now blends his passions of entomology, technology, and education. Dave has worked as a collection manager at the Natural History Museum of Denmark and has experience teaching numerous entomology courses including, the University of Guelph, University of Copenhagen, Ontario Universities Program in Field Biology and Niagara College. Dave is now focused on building DKB Digital Designs which is dedicated to developing educational software such as Bugdex and BugFinder.

Jen Llewellyn is the Provincial Nursery and Landscape Specialist with OMAFRA and has been for over 18 years. She holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Horticulture from the University of Guelph and is also a Certified Arborist.   Jen has the privilege of working closely with the nursery, landscape and arboriculture sectors to troubleshoot all kinds of issues with the production and maintenance of woody and herbaceous ornamental plants.

ISA Ontario, 7856 Fifth Line South, Milton, Ontario L9T 2X8

  ISAO Members: $460.00       Non-Members: $550.00       * Price Includes HST *

Please note:   Any registrations received BEFORE 7AM on 28 May will NOT be confirmed.  Registration will only open at 7AM on 28 May.    Space is limited to 12 participants ONLY.
CLICK HERE for Registration form.  
 

To register:  complete this form & email to info@isaontario.com  

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.