LA011: New-What are cankers and why you should care
All participants attending any Landscape Ontario onsite seminar will need to present their proof of vaccination along with photo ID upon their arrival.

Identifying, understanding, and mitigating a common fungal problem in nurseries, new plantings, and mature trees.

As professionals that deal with woody plants, we often come across problems with trees that seem common and relatively innocuous. The work done for installation of young trees can lead to damage of specimens which is often accepted as a part of the work performed. Sometimes wounds can persist, and lead to ugly problems that, if ignored, can lead to chronic health issues and if left long enough, structural stability issues. Cankers come in all shapes and sizes, but all of them tell a story about the tree's history, and many of them can be costly problems – especially for municipalities and the nursery industry. Not only are they unsightly, but they are often the result of fungal pathogens that are highly contagious.

In this seminar, we will cover how cankers form, common canker/tree relationships, and management techniques for young and old trees that play host to cankers.

The goal is to give confidence in identifying cankers in the field, explaining their pathology to clients, understanding the costs of management, and methods of prevention.
Note: IPM 5.17 CEC's awarded

LO member price: $138.00
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Kyle McLoughlin, Ironwood Arboricultural Solutions
Date: Thursday March 17, 2022 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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