Events

24 March, 2018
OCAA COURSE -- 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 is offered through the OCAA and has been developed to meet the intent of regulations contained in the Occupational Health and Safety Act (Ontario).

March 24th, 2018
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM

:  Shady Lane Tree Care 17468 Warden Av., Newmarket

Registration:  Through the OCAA website

26 March, 2018
OCAA COURSE - Report Writing for Arborists

THIS IS AN OCAA EVENT.

As a professional Arborist, you may be asked to put “pen to paper” and provide a written report - a tree assessment, a management plan for a group of trees, how to protect trees during construction.  

This course that will guide you in the main report forms used (the “form report”; the letter form and the booklet form) and covers the issues that consulting arborists need to consider surrounding reports – pricing, insurance coverage, determination of assignments, style.  

Patricia Thomson from Kelly’s Tree Care Ltd will be offering her expertise gathered over the last 29 years of tree assessments and report writing

March 26, 2018
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
:   Universal Field Supplies
1645 Bonhill Road, Unit 1 and 2, Mississauga, ON

REGISTRATION through the OCAA website

6 April, 2018 - 7 April, 2018
OCAA Course -- First Aid/CPR/WHMIS (Standard)

Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) regulates Workplace Safety Education in Ontario and has set laws regarding First Aid called Regulation 1101.

The OCAA makes this essential safety training an easy step for employers. Workplace Hazardous Material Information Systems will outline Compliance Policies, Hazardous Products Act and associated Controlled Products.

Date: April 06, 2018- 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
         April 07, 2018 - 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
:   Ballantrae Community Centre,  5592 Aurora Side Rd, Stouffville.

Lunch included.

REGISTRATION through the OCAA website

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

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

Workshop 2:  “Tree Biomechanics: Why We Should Care”
Date:  Friday, 27th April, 2018
Location:  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

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

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

REGISTRATIONS..... COMING SOON!

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