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Instructors: Andrew Hordyk
ARBORICULTURE CANADA
TRAINING AND EDUCATION LTD

Andrew Hordyk
Instructor
About Me
Andrew Hordyk is an instructor with Arboriculture Canada Training & Education Ltd. He has over 10 years experience in the tree care industry and remains current and up to date with tree care practices through his attendance and affiliation at industry conferences and events around the world every year. He currently is President of Arborwood Tree Service Inc., a tree service focusing on safety, integrity and professionalism in the Greater Toronto Area.

Personal Information

 

Andrew is the owner of Arborwood Tree Service Inc., a full service tree company focused on safety, integrity and professionalism that has been in business since 1997.  Andrew is an ISA (International Society of Arboriculture) Certified Arborist, Qualified Tree Risk Assessor, Qualified Arborist Instructor and Andrew brings a multitude of credentials and experiences to the training and education world.  In addition to volunteering on the Fire Department in West Lincoln, he is Past Chair of the ISA, International Tree Climbing Championship; other past experience has been as a volunteer, judging the International Tree Climbing Championship work climb event 2001 to 2009 and a lead instructor for Arboriculture Canada Training and Education LTD

 

Education

 

1990-1993      Sheridan College, Oakville

n  Successful completion of the Business Administration Program, Marketing Major

1993-1994     Sheridan College, Oakville

n  Successful completion of the Landscape Gardener Apprentice Program

1998                           Humber College, Toronto

§ Completed one year of the Arborist Apprenticeship Program

2016-2017

§ Successfully graduated from the BETA program of the “Utility Vegetation Management Professional Development” program at SAIT (Southern Alberta Institute of Tecnology).

 

 

Professional experience/Qualifications

 

 

n  Over 15 years experience in the tree care industry, working for two large private tree companies in Canada and for the last fifteen years managing Arborwood Tree Service Inc.

n  ISA Certified Arborist (ISA CA PR-0218A) and member of the ISA since 1999

n  ISA Certified Tree Risk Assessor (ISA 1586)

n  ArborMaster Training Canada Inc. courses completed:

o   Climbing Skills Level I & II (November 2000, March 2002)

o   Precision Felling Level I & II (November 2001, October 2004)

o   Pruning Cabling And Bracing (February 2003)

o   Emergency Response / Aerial Rescue (February 2003)

o   Structural Risk Assessment (June 2002)

o   Static Integrated Assessment (Summer 2003)

o   Rigging Level I & II (November 2001)

 

 

 

§  Arboriculture Canada Training & Education courses completed 2004-present:

o   Tree Climbing, Fall Protection and Work Positioning

o   Chainsaw Safety, Cutting and Technical Tree Rigging

o   Tree Dynamics and Integrated Risk Assessment

o   Emergency Readiness and High Angle Rescue

o   Tree Rope Access

o   Arborist Technical Rigging

o   Ground Operations and Aerial Support

o   Hazard and Danger Tree Cutting and Falling

o   Spar Pole Rigging

o   High Angle Chainsaw Use and Cutting

o   Structural Tree Support Systems

o   Tree Pruning

 

 

n  Completion of How to be a Better Trainer seminar at Rockhurst University Continuing Education Center in 2003

n  Successful completion of Introduction to Soil Foodweb, Compost Technology, Light Microscope Techniques and Preliminary Advisor Training course from Sustainable Studies Institute & Soil Foodweb Canada (February 2007)

n  Past Board Member of the Ontario Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture (2007-2010)

n  Active Tree Climbing Competitor 1994-2010 in the Ontario ISA (International Society of Arboriculture) Chapter events.

n  Awarded the Spirit of the Competition Award in 2007, a testament to a congenial and team oriented approach during the Ontario Chapter Tree Climbing Competition

n  Work Climb Judge 2001 – 2003 at the ISA International Tree Climbing Competition (ITCC)

n  Head Judge for the Work Climb event at the ISA International Tree Climbing Competition (ITCC) 2003 – 2009

n  Head Judge of all events at the International Tree Climbing Competition (ITCC) 2009 – 2013

n  Chairman of the ISA International Tree Climbing Championship (ITCC) 2013 – three year term.

n  Seasonal instructor for Arborist Certificate Program at Humber College (2006)

n  Speaker at ISA annual international conferences – 2001 – present

n  Speaker at Tree Care Industry Expo and Conference events -2001 – present

n  Speaker at Landscape Ontario, Hazardous Tree Evaluation and Mitigation 2005

n  Speaker and organizer of Arbor Day at local elementary schools 2001 – present

n  Speaker at local high schools for career day 2002 – present

n  Authorized Pesticide applicator

n  Current Work Zone Traffic Control and Safety certificate (Road Book 7)

n  Class “DZ” drivers license

n  Volunteer Fire Fighter for the Township of West Lincoln 2002 – 2008

 

 

 

 

 

Additional professional activities – Teaching/Training

 

 

Teaching/Training Experience for ArborMaster Training Canada Inc. – 2001–2004 (see below for number of times each course was instructed)

§  Climbing Skills Level I & II - 10

§  Precision Felling Level I & II - 16

§  Pruning Cabling And Bracing -3

§  Emergency Response / Aerial Rescue - 3

§  Structural Risk Assessment - 10

§  Static Integrated Assessment - 2

§  Rigging Level I & II – 8

 

Arboriculture Canada Training and Education Ltd. lead instructor and assistant instructor of: (see below for detailed teaching activities from 2005-Present)

§  Tree Climbing, Fall Protection and Work Positioning

§  Chainsaw Safety, Cutting and Technical Tree Rigging

§  Tree Dynamics and Integrated Risk Assessment

§  Emergency Readiness and High Angle Rescue

§  Tree Rope Access

§  Arborist Technical Rigging

§  Ground Operations and Aerial Support

§  Hazard and Danger Tree Cutting and Falling

§  Spar Pole Rigging

§  High Angle Chainsaw Use and Cutting

§  Structural Tree Support Systems

§  Tree Pruning

§  Instructor Intensive Training Camp, Sarasota Florida 2009

§  Train the Trainer Intensive Camps, Ontario and Alberta 2012-2016

Following the above dates, Andrew is a lead instructor with the President of Arboriculture Canada in the discipline of Instructor Intensive Camps, also known as Train the Trainer, a program designed to build new instructors in all industries, and has instructed +2,500 students in proper Arboriculture practices from 2001 – present.

ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES – consulting arborist services

 

Consulted on tree preservation requirements and provided written Arborist reports for various clients including:

§  Grimsby Heritage Committee, Grimsby

§  Good Shepherd Centre, Hamilton

§  Phelps Homes, Grimsby (Smithville on the Twenty)

§  Town of Grimsby

§  Town of Lincoln

§  Hamilton Farmer’s Market, Hamilton

§  Harvest Bible Chapel, Oakville

§  Upper Canada Consultants, St. Catharines

§  Hallmark Homes, Oakville

§  St. Catharines Gospel Trust, St. Catharines

§  Town of Niagara on the Lake

§  City of Toronto Expert Witness

§  Arbek & Associates, St. Catharines

§  Various home owners and landscape companies

 

 



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