SCA REGIONAL WORKSHOPS 2021
Presented by Alexander Martin
This hour-long webinar serves to provide foundational recommendations for employers and employees in the commercial arboriculture industry to aid in efforts to prevent infection and to slow transmission of COVID-19. While industry safety has had to adapt to the pandemic, many companies are seeing an increase in clients as backyard-greening becomes an increased focus for homeowners. Interactions with our clients and the community through this time has come with increased precautions. As we shift out of the main infection period and vaccines begin to enter the population, this presentation offers direct, applicable recommendations for the arboriculture industry to prevent COVID-19 in the workplace.
The presentation further covers the impacts that COVID-19 has had on the arboriculture industry and examines trends in business growth/decline through a study conducted by Ironwood Urban Forestry Consulting.
The presentation concludes with information on avoiding COVID-19 burnout in the workplace and key takeaways about the industry’s response to COVID-19 through the lens of Ironwood Urban Forestry Consulting’s on-going work to help commercial and municipal tree care operations adapt workplace procedures during the pandemic.
Virtual Meeting Information
Monday, April 5
12:00 PM - 1 PM PST
Check-In Begins at 11:45 AM
SCA Member Fee:
FREE for Members
$20 for Non-Members
1.0 ISA CEU
1.0 TCIA CTSP Credit
About the Speaker
Originally from Manitoba, Canada, Alexander Martin is an ISA Board Certified Master Arborist and TCIA Certified Treecare Safety Professional, currently studying in the Bachelor of Urban Forestry program at the University of British Columbia.
In his role as Director of Operations at Ironwood Urban Forestry Consulting, Alexander specializes in tree risk assessment, plant health care/integrated pest management, and municipal tree care operation assessments. Alexander is a firm believer in the value of professional development and certifications. In addition to being a BCMA, Alexander holds the Tree Risk Assessment Qualification, is licensed in pesticide application and integrated pest management by the Province of Manitoba, and completed the University of Manitoba’s Arboriculture Training and Licensing Program.
With a background as a climbing arborist and supervisor, and experience in municipal contract work and Dutch elm disease programs, Alexander believes in the importance of discussion between practitioners and researchers to develop comprehensive and field-applicable current standards.
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