• To promote and improve standards in commercial arboriculture
• To exchange ideas and improve the knowledge of commercial arborists through education and networking
• To promote safety of our workers and the public
• To promote public understanding of arboriculture
• To increase public awareness of the role of professional, commercial arborists
• To influence government legislation for the benefit of the public
Photo courtesy of Ruurd van de Ven.
What would you like to see the OCAA offer when it comes to the commercial arborists education?
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Lobbying abilities created through assessing our memberships strength every 3 years through asking our members to participate in a simple survey.
This allows our association to create a strong and defined voice. Our association has influenced the Ontario pesticide by law and many other important issues that affect our industries future.
EAB BOOKLET AVAILABLE
The OCAA, in collaboration with the City of Toronto (Urban Forestry) and the Ministry of Natural Resources, has released a booklet entitled What you need to know about the management of EAB: Guidelines for hiring tree care services to manage urban trees. This free booklet, produced with provincial funding, provides information about EAB, outlines factors to be considered when assessing management options, and what property owners should be looking for when hiring an arborist or tree care company.VIEW THE BOOKLET