Events

23 April, 2018
OCAA Annual Day of Service - Central Region

Every year in the spring the OCAA organizes a Day of Service to mark Arborday, an international celebration of trees. Host sites are usually charities or not for profit organizations that have a significant collection of trees that they would otherwise be unable to afford to maintain. Member companies typically donate one or two crews and their associated equipment for the day while suppliers contribute materials such as fertilizer and rental equipment. The Day of Service provides an opportunity for companies to give back to the wider community while also gaining publicity. The day typically runs from 8am to 2pm, culminating with a meal supplied by the host organization where participating Arborists can relax, mingle and share war stories!

This year the Central Region event will be held at McMichael's Art Gallery, on 23rd April.

Please visit the OCAA website for more information.

24 April, 2018
Workshop 1: “Getting to the ROOT of the Issue” with Dr. Ed Gilman"

WORKSHOP SERIES WITH DR. ED GILMAN
~~  FULL ~~  NO ONSITE REGISTRATIONS

~~  FULL ~~  Workshop 1:  “Getting to the ROOT of the Issue”
Date:  Tuesday, 24th April 2018
:  8:30am - 4pm (registration opens at 8:00am)
~~  FULL ~~  Location: Guelph Arboretum, College Ave E, Guelph, ON N1G 2W1
Workshop Summary: Can you imagine an entire day discussing the practical aspects of roots… I can. Come experience what I saw from 1977 through the present excavating more than 3,000 tree root systems in eastern North America. There will be photos, videos, specifications, strategies, and discussion-lots of discussion of how to manage roots.   Full Prospectus HERE UPDATED

~~  FULL ~~ Workshop 2:  “Tree Biomechanics & Management: Why We Should Care & How to Execute It"
Date:  Friday, 27th April, 2018;  8:30am - 4pm (registration opens at 8:00am)
Location:  Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, Three Sisters Hall, 901 Prince of Wales Drive, Ottawa, ON, K2C 3K1
Workshop Summary:  This workshop is packed full of advanced information on pruning, don’t miss it!

Ever wondered how and why most trees remain intact while others break apart?  Prune at planting? I thought we didn't do that ~ I will show you the way!  Pruning plays a major role in a tree’s longevity and advanced pruning techniques have a great impact on how the tree responds to gravity, wind and storms.  Ever say to yourself “I think I know how to prune or plant a tree, but I am not exactly sure how to get it on paper so I can show others or write specs”. Here is your opportunity to actively learn to be an informed specification writer using your ANSI A300 Standards.   When it comes to tree pruning, we think we can describe reduction; we know topping when we see it; but now retrenchment? What is it and how can it be used?   Full Prospectus HERE UPDATED

COSTS:
SINGLE WORKSHOP:
ISA Ontario Member:  $155;  Non-member:  $195;  Student:  $100.

~~  FULL ~~BOTH WORKSHOPS (Guelph & Ottawa):
ISA Ontario Member:  $290;  Non-member:  $370.

REGISTRATIONS..... HERE ~~  FULL ~~   
NO ONSITE REGISTRATIONS

CALL US AT 1-888-463 2316 OR 416-493-7022, FOR MORE INFORMATION

25 April, 2018
OCAA Day of Service - Southeast & West Regions
25 April, 2018

Every year in the spring the OCAA organizes a Day of Service to mark Arborday, an international celebration of trees. Host sites are usually charities or not for profit organizations that have a significant collection of trees that they would otherwise be unable to afford to maintain. Member companies typically donate one or two crews and their associated equipment for the day while suppliers contribute materials such as fertilizer and rental equipment. The Day of Service provides an opportunity for companies to give back to the wider community while also gaining publicity. The day typically runs from 8am to 2pm, culminating with a meal supplied by the host organization where participating Arborists can relax, mingle and share war stories!

This year the Southeast & West Region event will be held at TO BE ANNOUNCED!

Please visit the OCAA website for more information.

27 April, 2018
Workshop 2: “Tree Biomechanics & Management: Why We Should Care & How to Execute It"

WORKSHOP SERIES WITH DR. ED GILMAN

~~  FULL ~~  Workshop 1:  “Getting to the ROOT of the Issue”
Date:  Tuesday, 24th April 2018

Location:
Guelph Arboretum, College Ave E, Guelph, ON N1G 2W1
Workshop Summary: Can you imagine an entire day discussing the practical aspects of roots… I can. Come experience what I saw from 1977 through the present excavating more than 3,000 tree root systems in eastern North America. There will be photos, videos, specifications, strategies, and discussion-lots of discussion of how to manage roots.   Full Prospectus HERE

~~  FULL ~~ Workshop 2:   “Tree Biomechanics & Management: Why We Should Care & How to Execute It"
Date:  Friday, 27th April, 2018
Location:  Three Sisters Hall, Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, 901 Prince of Wales Drive, Ottawa, ON, K2C 3K1
Workshop Summary:  This workshop is packed full of advanced information on pruning, don’t miss it!
This workshop is packed full of advanced information on pruning.  Ever wondered how and why most trees remain intact while others break apart? Prune at planting?  I thought we didn’t do that – I will show you the way!  Pruning plays a major role in a tree’s longevity & advanced pruning techniques have a great impact on how the tree responds to gravity, wind and storms; Nursery stock specifications will be described, with examples; Tree Preservation strategies: develop an easy-to-use system of pruning trees of any age that is simple to teach to customers and staff; Writing pruning specifications:  how to access, modify, and write pruning specifications
.    Full Prospectus HERE

COSTS:
SINGLE WORKSHOP:
ISA Ontario Member:  $155;  Non-member:  $195;  Student:  $100.

~~  FULL ~~BOTH WORKSHOPS (Guelph & Ottawa):
ISA Ontario Member:  $290;  Non-member:  $370.

REGISTRATIONS..... HERE  ~~  FULL ~~

28 April, 2018
OCAA COURSE -- 0 to 8 ton Crane Competence Training

THIS COURSE IF OFFERED THROUGH THE OCAA

0 to 8 ton Crane Competence Training

Under Ontario's labour legislation, owners of articulated cranes under 16,000 lbs. capacity must accredit their operators. 

This one-day certification course provided by Bob Foran of Foran Training Inc, combines practical and theoretical aspects of crane safety and operation for experienced operators.  Learn how to improve operator safety, increase operator productivity, extend the life of your crane and reduce crane down-time. 

This course has been developed to meet the intent of regulations contained in the Occupational Health and Safety Act (Ontario).

April 28, 2018
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Griffith Property Services,
1843 Bethesda Side Rd,
Richmond Hill, ON

REGISTRATION through the OCAA website

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