When: Friday, November 15, 2019
Time: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location: Parkwood Estate National Historic Site
Theme: Redefining the Arborist Profession - A determinate path to recognition
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7 am-8 am
Registration & Coffee
8 am-9 am
AMM; OCAA Business Meeting - What happened this year, what are the plans for the future
Review of the last minutes, Committee Reports as per members' email and Board Nominations.
9 am-9:30 am
Introduction to the Discussion “Redefining the Arborist Profession”
9:30 am-10 am - Coffee Break
10 am-12 pm
Brainstorming, “fill in the blanks”
12 pm-1 pm - Lunch
1 pm-3 pm
Review and discussion
3 pm-3:30 pm - Coffee Break
3:30 pm-5 pm
Next steps; where do we go from here?
Dinner & Social Gathering
Join with us on November 15, 2019, to fill in the blanks:
Ground Worker 1: Entry Level Employee,
Effectively sets up traffic control and manages the most common hazards associated with securing the job site.
Aids the staff working aloft by using a small selection of knots, basic rigging equipment, and a chainsaw.
Safely uses a chainsaw and chipper in an effective manner to ensure efficiency and productivity,
Understands and carries out the basic maintenance needs of all the tools and equipment they have been trained on.
Cleans up the worksite in an efficient manner to protect persons, property, and equipment.
Ground Worker 2: Production Staff,
Assists staff working aloft with rigging operations; installation, use, and care of the equipment is all apart of this role.
Equipment operations include stump grinder and large chainsaws as well as pruning tools.
Basic understanding of pruning cuts and how to correctly prune common juvenile trees and shrubs.
Drives G class vehicle.
Climber 1: Entry Level climber,
Identifies a shortlist of common trees and understands the common physical expectations limitations of each.
Installs, and uses a work positioning system safely and efficiently to access trees up to 50’.
Uses manual tools aloft to perform basic tree care tasks (deadwood, structural improvements, reduction etc….) with very little direction.
Able to use a rope for lowering materials to the ground.
Climber 2: Production Climber,
Effectively plans the flow of work to ensure jobs are completed safely and efficiently
Uses advanced rigging systems safely and effectively
Makes educated decisions about plant health care to perform tree maintenance activities
Identifies a long list of tree and shrub species that are common in the province, understands the dynamics of the structure, associated hazards, and pruning techniques
Climber/Operator: production climber who operates equipment
Inspects, operates and maintains a truck-mounted aerial lift
Inspects, operates, and maintains a truck-mounted knuckle boom
Maintains a DZ license
Utility: clears vegetation in proximity to energized conductors
Inspects, operates and maintains dielectric tools
Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of electrical trade theory
Inspects, operates and maintains the off-road aerial device
Identifies utilities and all associated components
Plant Health Care:
Maintains Exterminators Licences for Landscape and Forestry
Identifies common pests and pathogens commonly found in Ontario
Produces written Integrated Pest Management plans
Working knowledge of Integrated Pest Management creates and writes plans
Writes detailed reports for municipalities and other agencies on the topics of Tree Risk
Assessment, Tree Valuation, Tree Preservation, and Soil management
Working knowledge of construction practices and recommends remediation practices for tree preservation