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PP025-OL: The Nimble Business: Success Secrets For Unanticipated Business Challenges
This past year brought many hard-learned and stressful lessons. Some businesses faltered, some scrambled along a bumpy path to adapt and some soared.

Start off 2021 with the hottest new techniques for managing your business in today's environment. Join in to hear the true stories from successful business leaders and coaches on how they pivoted quickly in the early days of COVID-19 - and the skills they've honed to equip their leadership teams for success - no matter what comes at them in the future.

Join us for a deep dive into discussions on the process of being nimble, becoming prepared in advance, and adapting quickly.

Panelists are:
Scott Wentworth, Wentworth Landscapes
Kevin Scott, Muskoka Landscapers
Phil Charal, AllWeather Landscapes
George Uvari, Knowledge Tree Consulting / Oriole Landscaping
Grant Harrison, Nextra Consulting
Joe Salemi, Landscape Ontario

Sign up early - don't miss this opportunity - as we will be having break-out rooms for deeper and one on one discussions.
Hope we see you there!!

This is an online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $47.50
Non-member price: $87.50
Maximum participants: 50
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Jacki Hart, Consulting By Hart
Date: Tuesday January 26, 2021 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
OL021: Lighting 101: Light and photometrics
Understanding, qualifying, and quantifying light. Participants will learn how light is measured, both in terms of the amount of light, and quality of light, and how that is applied in the landscape.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $25.00
Non-member price: $45.00
Maximum participants: 30
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: John Higo, Turf Care Products Canada
Date: Wednesday January 27, 2021 10:00 am - 11:00 am
LBM123: Team Leader Training Seminar
Sold Out!
Successful teams are led by high-performance coaches.
Team Leader Training is an interactive seminar geared towards newly-promoted supervisors or managers who need a refresh about creating high-performance teams: alignment, prioritizing time and resources to ensure billable hours, improving communication effectiveness, inclusive coaching methods, managing team huddles, collaborative conflict resolution, fair progressive discipline and balancing productivity with relationships.

Consider continuing with seminars How to Recruit, Motivate and Retain a Highly-Engaged Team

LO member price: $138.00
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Kate Seaver, M.Sc. former VP of H/R, owner of Kate's Garden.
Date: Thursday January 28, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
OL025: If Trees Could Talk
What would a tree tell us if we had that conversation? Probably their likes and dislikes of how they are treated. Let’s see what we can do as an industry to help them out.

This is an online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $25.00
Non-member price: $45.00
Maximum participants: 30
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Jeff McMann NPD, ISA, CLHT
Date: Thursday January 28, 2021 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OL014: Common Perennials and their ID by plant family.
What are the common characteristics that make certain plants part of the same family? Here we will explore perennials and learn how to recognize them by family.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $25.00
Non-member price: $45.00
Maximum participants: 30
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Jodi Healy, Horticulturist
Date: Tuesday February 2, 2021 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OL002: Leadership Blind Spots
Landscape Owners Wanting to create a Better Company Should Attend

• Wondering why some staff love you, tolerate you, and leave you?
• Wanting to Work On Your Leadership Skills to Build a “Rock Solid Company”?
• Questioning What are the 13 Leadership Blind Spots are and Which Ones Might you Have?

If you answered Yes to one or more questions then this action-packed event is for you!

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $25.00
Non-member price: $45.00
Maximum participants: 50
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Andrew Wall, Sandler Training
Date: Wednesday February 3, 2021 9:30 am - 10:30 am
OL005: How to Create the Perfect Pollinator Garden
Want to know what is critical for Local Pollinators? You will learn about the 5 things that make the perfect Pollinator Garden. This will include a list of plants that are necessary to Create a Pollinator Garden in Ontario.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

Jeff Thompson is an award-winning garden designer and teaches at both University of Guelph and the University of Waterloo. He sits on the pollination technical committee for the City of Kitchener and the Ecological and Environmental committee for the region of Waterloo. he has owned and operated Native Plant Source for the last 25 years.

LO member price: $25.00
Non-member price: $45.00
Maximum participants: 40
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Jeff Thompson, Thompson Environmental
Date: Thursday February 4, 2021 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OL036: Aggregates,Soil Conditions and Drainage Efficiency
Use the right tools for the right job.
The same applies to when building a garden. To ensure that your project is built correctly, you need to understand the environment, soil conditions, and what materials to use to do the right job. This session will cover aggregates, their drainage properties, and how your site conditions will affect your choices for your build.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $25.00
Non-member price: $45.00
Maximum participants: 30
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Tony Lombardi, CLD, Dr. Landscape
Date: Friday February 5, 2021 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OL033: Annuals - the New, the Favourites, the Underappreciated and the Mimics
This session will take a unique look at annual flowers.
Discussing popular new releases from plant breeders, as well as those that have stood the test of time along with annuals that could and should be more widely planted in our landscapes.
We will also talk about a selection of perennials that bloom for an exceptionally long time during the growing season that could be used in landscapes the same way annuals are.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $25.00
Non-member price: $45.00
Maximum participants: 30
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Rodger Tschanz, University of Guelph
Date: Tuesday February 9, 2021 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OL003: Sell Designs then Sell Projects
Landscape Owners & Landscape Designers…do you want Project Sales Predictability?

• Disappointed that you created a wonderful design but they didn’t hire you to build it?
• Should I really charge for my designs and at what price or is this simply part of the sales process?
• Wanting to learn a Professional & Polite Approach to winning more Landscape Projects?


If you answered Yes to one or more questions then this action-packed event is for you!

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $25.00
Non-member price: $45.00
Maximum participants: 30
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Andrew Wall, Sandler Training
Date: Wednesday February 10, 2021 9:30 am - 10:30 am
OL018: Introduction to Growing Vegetables
Here we look at how to get started. We will explore site selection and preparation, plant selection, and what the soil requirements are of a successful vegetable garden.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $25.00
Non-member price: $45.00
Maximum participants: 30
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Jodi Healy, Horticulturist
Date: Thursday February 11, 2021 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OL037: Soak Away Pits and Subgrade Drainage Systems
Inevitably, at some point in your landscape career, you will need to address surface water runoff, with a below-grade drainage system.
This session will help you determine the location, design, and calculate what you need for a subgrade drainage system that will be effective and redundant. Along with helping you make your choices for an effective system and the best options for surface and subgrade water management.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $25.00
Non-member price: $45.00
Maximum participants: 30
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Tony Lombardi, CLD, Dr. Landscape
Date: Thursday February 11, 2021 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
OL008: Marketing Strategy Overview
In this engaging session, Planning Group President, Peter Wright will guide participants through the crucial steps required to build your marketing strategy including:
* Getting started
* Marketing strategy foundation
* Defining your marketing strategy
* Target market definition
* Value proposition
* Core messages
* Intro to marketing tactics

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $25.00
Non-member price: $45.00
Maximum participants: 30
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Peter Wright, President of The Planning Group
Date: Friday February 12, 2021 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OL015: Common Native Plants and their ID by plant family
What are the common characteristics that make certain plants part of the same family? Here we will explore native plants and learn how to recognize them by family.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $25.00
Non-member price: $45.00
Maximum participants: 30
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Jodi Healy, Horticulturist
Date: Tuesday February 16, 2021 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OL041: Team Leader Training
Successful teams are led by high-performance coaches.
Team Leader Training is an interactive three-part session geared towards newly-promoted supervisors or managers who need a refresh about creating high-performance teams: alignment, prioritizing time and resources to ensure billable hours, improving communication effectiveness, inclusive coaching methods, managing team huddles, collaborative conflict resolution, fair progressive discipline and balancing productivity with relationships.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $75.00
Non-member price: $135.00
Maximum participants: 30
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Kate Seaver, M.Sc. former VP of H/R, owner of Kate's Garden.
Dates: Tuesday February 16, 2021 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tuesday February 23, 2021 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Tuesday March 2, 2021 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
OL026: Arboretum/Shrub Care
Many of us do not look after an Arboretum but many look after trees and shrubs in our Client’s “Arboretums”. How can we maintain and track the work that we perform on their plants? Spend an hour of your time and find out.

This is an online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $25.00
Non-member price: $45.00
Maximum participants: 30
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Jeff McMann NPD, ISA, CLHT
Date: Thursday February 18, 2021 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OL042: Company Culture – The Key To Employee Loyalty, Part One
Part One focuses on - Hiring for success Career paths for each employee – show them their future The importance of having a clean organizational chart Company Core Values

This is an online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $25.00
Non-member price: $45.00
Maximum participants: 30
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Greg Wildeboer, Whispering Pines Landscaping
Date: Thursday February 18, 2021 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
OL034: Annuals, Perennials, Natives and Tropicals for Creative Container Applications
The popularity of container plantings for the garden continues to expand.
At one time, solely the domain of annuals, creative container plantings now encompass plant combinations from a broad range of plant categories.
Container plantings are very adaptable and have broad potential uses such as softening urban streets or creating interest on a patio with planting themes, such as a butterfly container. Join us as we explore different planting ideas and the tools available to help us make appropriate plant selections for those containers.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $25.00
Non-member price: $45.00
Maximum participants: 30
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Rodger Tschanz, University of Guelph
Date: Friday February 19, 2021 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OL022: Lighting 101: Basic design techniques
Understanding the basics of lighting design. Different techniques, and how and when to apply them.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $25.00
Non-member price: $45.00
Maximum participants: 30
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: John Higo, Turf Care Products Canada
Date: Tuesday February 23, 2021 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
OL004: 4 Leadership Hats – Developing Your People
Landscape Owners, Operations Managers and General Managers…this Workshop is for You!

• You hire good people and want them to grow but you find yourself wondering why they didn’t stay
• How come hiring experienced staff does not translate to profitable jobs and sites being managed?
• Blood, sweat and tears are what you put into this business, why do I seem to be working much, much harder and smarter than my staff

If you have thought these thoughts and want to know the solutions, then attend this workshop

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $25.00
Non-member price: $45.00
Maximum participants: 30
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Andrew Wall, Sandler Training
Date: Wednesday February 24, 2021 9:30 am - 10:30 am
OL039: Landscape Designer’s Studio-Principles
Is Design subjective? Although, most of us have a preference to a Garden style or an Architectural Period, most would agree that good design appeals to everyone.

This Design Studio will dive into the principles of landscape design through lectures and practical exercises. Assignments focus on the process of creating designs for residential sites. Some of the topics covered in this session include: measuring a site, creating site analysis, making functional diagrams, sketching concept plans, drafting preliminary plans, creating master plans, applying design principles.

This three-part session is perfect for new Landscape and Garden Designers that would like some formal training in design. It will also give confidence to those in the industry that have not been formally trained.

Note: Residential Landscape Projects will be created from inception to Master Plans over the duration of the course. Participants are expected to complete assignments after each session to be submitted and assessed with constructive notes and feedback. Participants are expected to have a working knowledge of a CAD program (ex. Dynascape/AutoCadd) or have drafting skills prior to taking these sessions.

Recommended References Include:

Residential Landscape Architecture by: Norman Booth/James Hiss

Landscape Graphics by: Grant W. Reid ASLA

LO member price: $75.00
Non-member price: $135.00
Maximum participants: 30
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Beth Edney, CLD, Designs by the Yard
Dates: Wednesday February 24, 2021 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Monday March 15, 2021 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Friday March 26, 2021 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OL006: How to design a landscape to minimize Pests
Pests are effectively reduced at the design stage of a Landscape. With so few tools left at our disposal, we as landscape professionals must understand the pests and meet our client's tolerance of pests in their landscape. You will learn how to design and manage a landscape to avoid excessive infestations of local pests.
This will include a list of plants to avoid when designing a Garden in Ontario.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

Jeff Thompson is an award-winning garden designer and teaches at both University of Guelph and the University of Waterloo. He sits on the pollination technical committee for the City of Kitchener and the Ecological and Environmental committee for the region of Waterloo. he has owned and operated Native Plant Source for the last 25 years.

LO member price: $25.00
Non-member price: $45.00
Maximum participants: 30
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Jeff Thompson, Thompson Environmental
Date: Thursday February 25, 2021 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OL043: Company Culture – The Key To Employee Loyalty, Part Two
Part two of this session will cover-The key to a strong management team Sharing and engaging employees – transparency Employees as brand ambassadors

This is an online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $25.00
Non-member price: $45.00
Maximum participants: 30
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Greg Wildeboer, Whispering Pines Landscaping
Date: Thursday February 25, 2021 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
OL009: Web Strategy and Search Engine Optimization Overview
Being found online is the most important thing a landscaping company can do to increase revenues. In this introductory conversation, Planning Group President, Peter Wright will walk through the basics of web strategy and a foundation to being found on Google, including:
* Your web goals and strategy
* Defining your target audience
* Keywords and terms and how to use them
* On and Off-Page Optimization
* Basics of writing for Google search engine

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $25.00
Non-member price: $45.00
Maximum participants: 30
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Peter Wright, President of The Planning Group
Date: Friday February 26, 2021 10:00 am - 11:00 am
LM202: Maintenance and Safety of Tools and Equipment
Grounds Maintenance Week (GMW) Day 1:
This day will benefit new employees and is particularly suited for those with some industry experience.
Items covered include:
*Engine maintenance and theory (i.e. lawn mowers, blowers, trimmers etc)
*Safety equipment, operation and storage
*Difference between two and four- cycle engines
*Service and maintenance of the equipment
*Fuel, oil and lubricants
*Carburetor inspections and service techniques
*Discuss issues and myths of engines and their service requirements

Participants should come prepared for some hands-on learning. PPE (personal protection equipment), gloves, work boots,hard hat, eyewear, ear protection, etc., should be brought.

Consider continuing with:seminars Essential Grounds Maintenance Practices, Fundamentals of Customer Service and Safety, Annuals and Perennials in Grounds Maintenance and Grounds Maintenance Turf,Pruning and General Standards.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Representative from, WPE Equipment
Date: Monday March 1, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LBM134: New-Build a Better Business
Could your company use a boost?
We invite you to spend a day with us to focus on strategies to grow your business. During this interactive group format, we'll discuss 5 pillars to business growth. You'll have an opportunity to talk about pain points in your own business, receive feedback from other landscape business owners, as well as share your own insight and experience with the others.
You will be given tools and best practices to implement immediately to help grow your business and make it more profitable.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Grant Harrison, Nextra Consulting
Date: Monday March 1, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LC059: Landscape Lighting 101
Sold Out!
For the beginner or novice who is interested in learning more about landscape lighting, or is thinking of adding landscape lighting to their business offering.

Participants will learn the first steps to understanding light and being able to control it to advantage. By learning terminology and photometrics, you will be able to choose the proper light source for the job. You will learn the difference between throwing light at something, and painting with light. Understanding electricity is key to a safe and reliable lighting system. Learning the relationship between watts, volts and amps is critical in a lighting system design.

Participants will learn the what, why and where of design. What lamps to choose and where fixtures should be placed for the best results. Learn basic troubleshooting and how to minimize your callback time and maximize your efficiency. This is a full day, covering the basic knowledge you require to confidently design and install a professional landscape lighting job.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: John Higo, Turf Care Products Canada
Date: Tuesday March 2, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LM203: Essential Grounds Maintenance Practices
Grounds Maintenance Week (GMW):
For the novice, day two of GMW continues to offer participants the opportunity to experience everything the grounds maintenance profession encompasses. During this full day, participants will be provided with the basic standards of its many areas and much more.
Items covered include:
*Planning for the site, maintenance, scheduling and programming
*Research on plants to use
*Soil, ph and fertilizers
*Tree and shrub identification
*Common backyard blunders to avoid
*Common pests and diseases and what to look for (IPM)
*Weed Identification
*Spring and Fall cleanups

All content will provide foundation to support maintenance staff in maintaining aesthetically pleasing and beautiful landscapes

Consider continuing with seminars Fundamentals of Customer Service and Safety, Annuals and Perennials in Grounds Maintenance and Grounds Maintenance Turf, Pruning and General Standards, IPM for Woody Plants: Blights and Oversights or IPM for Woody Plants: Bugs and Thugs

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Bruce Peart, Gelderman Landscape Services
Date: Tuesday March 2, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
OL016: Unwanted Weeds and their ID by plant family
What are the common characteristics that make certain plants part of the same family? Here we will explore weeds and learn how to recognize them by family.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $25.00
Non-member price: $45.00
Maximum participants: 30
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Jodi Healy, Horticulturist
Date: Tuesday March 2, 2021 10:00 am - 11:00 am
LM201: Fundamentals of Customer Service and Safety
Grounds Maintenance Week (GMW) Day 3:
Vital to a successful operation, this portion of grounds maintenance week will cover the customer service and safety aspects of working in the landscape maintenance field. Participants will spend the first part of the day reviewing health and safety, including OHSA, hazard assessment and controls, WHMIS, transportation safety and the MTO and vehicle and driver licensing. Finishing up the day, participants will review key strategies for keeping your customers happy, including:
*Don't make promises you can't keep
*Listen to your customer
*How to deal with complaints

This day will benefit new employees, and those looking to lead crews.

Consider continuing with seminars Annuals and Perennials in Grounds Maintenance,Grounds Maintenance Turf,Pruning and General Standards, WHMIS 2015 GHS and Standard First Aid and CPR Level C.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Jeff Lowartz, CLT, CSL Group
Date: Wednesday March 3, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LD035: Professional Practice & Project Management: Managing Projects from Design to Completion
Taking a landscape project from start to finish while keeping client and the contractor (or crew) happy is truly an art. Participants will learn how to manage projects as well as expectations.
Beyond designing a landscape plan or the craftsmanship to execute on site, we will focus on the behind the-scenes skills that are needed to keep on track, maintain sanity and create successful projects that will generate future business for both the designer and contractor.
Discussion and assignments will deal with the fundamentals of project management, relationships with clients, consultants, office procedures, promotional practices. Landscape designers who want to make projects more dynamic and efficient should attend.
Participants will look at their current management skills and method with an eye for developing and gaining increased knowledge and process refinement.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Sabrina Goettler, The Site Collective
Date: Wednesday March 3, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
OL044: Company Culture – The Key To Employee Loyalty, Part Three
The final part of this session covers - Having your employees thinking like owners Employee input to help strengthen systems Loyalty programs Social events – be creative

This is an online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $25.00
Non-member price: $45.00
Maximum participants: 30
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Greg Wildeboer, Whispering Pines Landscaping
Date: Wednesday March 3, 2021 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
LM204: Annuals and Perennials in Grounds Maintenance
Grounds Maintenance Week (GMW):
Day four involves basics of plant identification of annuals and perennials, how to plan for site planting, review of locations and conditions as well as care needs. The instructor will also discuss landscape 'add-ons'; fall bulb planting, four season containers and ornamental grasses, taking size and foliage into consideration with year-round colour in mind. This seminar is for all employees and those with some industry experience in maintaining annuals, perennials and grasses. Participants should come prepared for some hands-on learning (PPE required: gloves and protective eyewear)..

New As part of this seminar participants will take home their container arrangement insert.

Consider continuing with seminars Grounds Maintenance Turf, Pruning and General Standards.

LO member price: $192.50
Non-member price: $275.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Bruce Peart, Gelderman Landscape Services
Date: Thursday March 4, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LBM106: Leading Your Team to Succeed
Sold Out!
As a business owner, operations manager or supervisor, are you tired of 'winging' leadership? Studies show people are your greatest asset, but what if they are not responding the way you want? Set up your people to succeed by attending this seminar to learn:
* How to create expectations your staff can deliver
* Develop effective supervisory and training skills to help people succeed
* Communicate in a manner that your staff will respond to and flourish

Bringing years of successful management and leadership techniques that have already been implemented by many satisfied landscape firms Andrew will help participants become better bosses.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Andrew Wall, Sandler Training
Date: Thursday March 4, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
OL027: The Good, the Bad the Ugly- Tree Care
Tree care has been performed for centuries. What are good practices, the not so good and the better ones? Curious???? Tune in to find out!

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $25.00
Non-member price: $45.00
Maximum participants: 30
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Jeff McMann NPD, ISA, CLHT
Date: Thursday March 4, 2021 10:00 am - 11:00 am
LM205: Grounds Maintenance Turf, Pruning and General Standards
Grounds Maintenance Week (GMW):
Wrapping up the week- long program,day five day will go over the art of planting, pruning and turfgrass.
Items covered include:
*Planting Standards
*Site preparation
*Mulching and taking dormancy into consideration
*Spring and Fall cleanups

Weather permitting participants should bring their secateurs for outdoor hands-on pruning-learning.

Turf rounds out the day, including a Canadian Landscape Standards review, discussion on turf types, when to seed and when to sod, and cutting guidelines. This seminar is for new landscape employees and those with limited industry experience in the landscape maintenance field.

Participants should bring PPE (work gloves and boots, and eye protection) for possible outdoor hands-on learning.

Consider continuing with seminars Nematodes: The Undercover Heroes of Lawncare and Tree and Shrub Pruning: An Introduction

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Bruce Peart, Gelderman Landscape Services
Date: Friday March 5, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LS028: Supervisor Responsibilities & Due Diligence
Supervisors play a critical role in workplace health and safety. The seminar is designed to equip supervisors with the necessary knowledge to understand their legal duties, their role as a leader, and the key concept of due diligence. Supervisors will be able to discuss, review and act on this knowledge when they return to the workplace. This seminar has been designed to meet and exceed equivalency guidelines of the Ontario's Ministry of Labour's mandatory health and safety awareness program for supervisors.
Topics include:
* Supervisor duties as defined in the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), and how these duties link with employer and worker duties.
* The rights of workers and be able to explain how supervisors support these rights
* Identify how they can contribute to making the workplace healthy and safe.
* List of sources of information about health and safety.
* Learn the importance of being a role model and leader in health and safety.

This program is directed to new and experienced supervisors who want to develop and improve their understanding and leadership in workplace health and safety.

Consider continuing with seminar Landscape Ontario’s The Effective Supervisor Building Strategies for Success.

LO member price: $168.50
Non-member price: $275.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Kristin Hoffman, WSPS
Date: Friday March 5, 2021 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
OL031: 5 Key Steps to an Efficient Morning Roll Out
This webinar will help you understand how to greatly improve communication in your company so you can organize your crews in advance of the rollout.
You will learn how to engage your crew leaders and their labourers so they have buy in to be highly efficient. There’s nothing more rewarding than seeing all your crews packed up and heading directly to their jobs within minutes of arriving at work. See the impact this can have on your bottom line with the implementation of a few simple tools!

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $25.00
Non-member price: $45.00
Maximum participants: 50
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Greg Wildeboer, Whispering Pines Landscaping
Date: Friday March 5, 2021 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OL040: Landscape Construction Drawings
Learn the technical side of preparing Landscape Plans. What goes into developing a set of working drawings? This includes the following types of drawings: Grading Plans, Layout and Dimensional Plans, and Construction Details and well-executed Planting Plans.

This two-part session is ideal for the entry-level designer as well as the seasoned designer that would like to improve their technical knowledge of working drawings.

Recommended References Include:
Time-Savers Standards for Landscape Architecture by Charles Harris & Nicholas Dines

LO member price: $50.00
Non-member price: $90.00
Maximum participants: 30
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Beth Edney, CLD, Designs by the Yard
Dates: Friday March 5, 2021 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Monday March 29, 2021 10:00 am - 11:00 am
LBM135: New- Re-tool your Website
Does your website need help? Will getting found in Google help you get more business?

Retool your Website was designed to educate small businesses to design and apply common sense, lead-generation content and techniques for websites using simple-to-learn, proven principles.
What you will learn:
- Your web goals and strategy
- Defining your target audience
- Key words and terms and how to use them
- On and Off Page Optimization
- The new rules of Search Engine Optimization
- The importance of images and video
- Writing for Google search engine
- Optimizing Google My Places (map) for local competitive success
- Setting up and utilizing Google Ads when an extra push is needed
Participants receive:
- Training slides
- 10 steps to retool your website
- Keyword research spreadsheet
- On/Off page optimization instructions
- Selecting keywords
- Sitemap content plan template
- Website strategy template

Participants should come prepared to learn and leave with a full plan of attack to re-tool their website or build a new one.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Peter Wright, President of The Planning Group
Date: Monday March 8, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LG043: NEW-Fusion Landscape Professional (FLP) Training and Certification
The Fusion Landscape Professional (FLP) training and certification program provide's designers and contractors with the tools and knowledge to promote and provide aesthetically pleasing landscape services that utilize lot-level stormwater and enhance the environment.

The FLP program focuses on skills in designing, constructing, and maintaining Fusion landscapes that will help participants to meet the needs of a variety of clients while increasing the sustainability of our communities. By becoming a certified Fusion Landscape Professional, you are opening the door to new business opportunities and ensuring you are keeping up to date with an evolving landscape industry.

The FLP program features an online delivery over four days (mornings only). The training will include:
• Theory and municipal strategies;
• The science behind Fusion landscaping;
• Selling Fusion landscapes;
• Site inventory, analysis, and planning of Fusion landscapes;
• Designing, constructing, and maintaining Fusion landscapes;
• Setting yourself up for success with Fusion landscapes.

Prerequisites: A combined education/career experience in the landscape/horticulture profession (design, construction or maintenance) of 10 years is recommended. Other qualifications will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Study Manual: Participants will receive the Fusion Landscape Professional Study Manual prior to the training seminar. Reviewing it ahead of time is strongly recommended. ***Please note: The Study Manual will be distributed three weeks prior to the training seminar. Once distributed, a non-refundable $110.00 fee will apply if you cancel your registration.

Exam: In order to become FLP certified, participants will be required to write an exam. Date and location TBD.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $600.00
Non-member price: $1000.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Kyle Vander Linden BSc. MES, Credit Valley Conservation
Dates: Monday March 8, 2021 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Tuesday March 9, 2021 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Wednesday March 10, 2021 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Thursday March 11, 2021 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
LP047: Ornamental Ways to Handle Rainwater
Urban development has resulted in large areas of impermeable surfaces, leading to many challenges. Municipalities and conservation authorities are offering grant programs for rain handling from permeable pavers to rain gardens, as well as educating the public about rain water issues and how to handle them. Now is the time to get ahead of the curve.
Learn techniques to slow down rainwater. Sean will show you how to design and build a rain garden including placement, construction sizing challenges and plant choices. Making it beautiful will be a major focus and an unusual palette of amazing plants will be addressed in detail.

Consider continuing with seminars New- Invasive Plants in Ontario: Identification, Impacts and Tools
Lunch not included

For more details on the Fusion program see HortTrades.com/fusion

LO member price: $63.50
Non-member price: $121.80
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Sean James, Sean James Consulting and Design
Date: Monday March 8, 2021 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
OL032: The Key to Employee Loyalty
A strong culture lies in clear and well understood company values. By capturing the hearts of your employees you will create the long lasting loyalty that can move your company forward.
Learn how to have your team members be willing to break through walls to make your company exceptional!

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $25.00
Non-member price: $45.00
Maximum participants: 30
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Greg Wildeboer, Whispering Pines Landscaping
Date: Monday March 8, 2021 10:00 am - 11:00 am
LD043: New-An introduction to Realtime Landscaping Architect Program
This two-day seminar is an introduction to the powerful Realtime Landscaping Architect program (Unilock markets it by the name of Uvision 3 D Landscape Creator). The program combines the functions of 2D-programs, such as AutoCAD and DynaScape, and 3D-programs, such as SketchUp, producing both types of the images simultaneously. Previous experience of the use of the program is not required. For an overview of the program, visit https://www.ideaspectrum.com/professional-landscape-software and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-Zyixcb8Nk
Participants need to install the newest free trial version of RLA on their laptops prior to attending the seminar from here: www.ideaspectrum.com/free-landscape-design-software-trial. A mouse is needed for using the program effectively. The program does not have a Mac version, but it is possible to run it using Parallels or Boot Camp.

LO member price: $275.00
Non-member price: $528.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Kari Tolppanen
Dates: Tuesday March 9, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday March 10, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LE009-A: New-Mastering Commercial Vehicle Laws and the Road Side Inspection
This seminar will provide the information that your company needs to stay compliant with the Commercial Vehicle Legislation in Ontario and effectively navigate the Provinces CVOR system.
The instructor will show you how to properly register the weight of your truck and go through all the requirements needed to avoid roadside enforcement action by police or Ministry of Transportation officers. Participants will be shown which class of trucks require a CVOR, Daily Inspections and Annual Safety Devices
After the break participants will take all the information from the morning and be shown the practical side with a live demonstration of the standard roadside inspection on an actual truck or truck and trailer combination. Other issues like mechanical defects, cargo securement, distracted driving and the CVSA Out of Service Criteria will also be covered

LO member price: $106.00
Non-member price: $184.50
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Representative of Tri-Shield Consulting Inc.
Date: Tuesday March 9, 2021 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
LD041: Design with Trees, Shrubs and Evergreens
An introduction to commonly used trees,shrubs and evergreens for the home landscape. Emphasis will be placed on the attributes of the plants and how to use them to create a cohesive, low maintenance landscape.
An excellent introduction to plants that will help you provide interest and creativity to your next landscape design.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $84.60
Non-member price: $162.40
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Nancy Christie, NPD, Mohawk College
Date: Wednesday March 10, 2021 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
LG042: NEW- Invasive Plants in Ontario: Identification, Impacts and Tools
This seminar provides an overview on invasive plants in Ontario, including the identification of primary species of concern, their ecological, social and economic impacts, as well as resources available to help with identification and management.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $63.50
Non-member price: $121.80
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Kate Powell, Terrestrial Specialist with Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters
Date: Thursday March 11, 2021 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
LE009-B: New-Mastering Commercial Vehicle Laws and the Road Side Inspection
This seminar will provide the information that your company needs to stay compliant with the Commercial Vehicle Legislation in Ontario and effectively navigate the Provinces CVOR system.
The instructor will show you how to properly register the weight of your truck and go through all the requirements needed to avoid roadside enforcement action by police or Ministry of Transportation officers. Participants will be shown which class of trucks require a CVOR, Daily Inspections and Annual Safety Devices
After the break participants will take all the information from the morning and be shown the practical side with a live demonstration of the standard roadside inspection on an actual truck or truck and trailer combination. Other issues like mechanical defects, cargo securement, distracted driving and the CVSA Out of Service Criteria will also be covered

LO member price: $106.00
Non-member price: $184.50
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Representative of Tri-Shield Consulting Inc.
Date: Thursday March 11, 2021 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
LM002: Improved Grounds Maintenance
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This popular seminar is one you should always consider attending before starting your season.
The magic behind every outstanding landscape is found in attention to detail. Knowledge is the key to quality work. This seminar will unlock some of the theory and techniques needed to attain an eye-catching landscape. Learn how those who deliver superior results are not simply doing more of the same things everyone else does; they are doing things better. Explore the details and advanced techniques needed to deliver excellent landscape maintenance in today's changing landscape world

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Jeff McMann NPD, ISA, CLT, Mount Pleasant Group
Date: Friday March 12, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
OL030: Chainsaw Maintenance Awareness
Covering basic maintenance tasks for everyday chainsaw use and care.
The presenter will discuss fuel, lubrication, and most importantly sharpening and maintaining the cutting chain. If time allows tools and techniques will also be covered.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $25.00
Non-member price: $45.00
Maximum participants: 30
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Representative from Total Rescue
Date: Friday March 12, 2021 10:00 am - 11:00 am
LA005: Below the Ground: Introduction to Soils and Tree
Approximately 40 percent of a tree's biomass is below ground, as a vast network of roots. Because roots lie out of sight, their care and protection are often overlooked, resulting in poor performance. Understanding how roots grow and the importance of healthy soil is vital knowledge for anyone working with trees to understand.
This seminar will cover:
*Basics of tree biology
*Root growth and soil science
*Importance of healthy soil and proper nutrient cycling
*How to assess soil conditions to improve soil health
*How to help protect tree roots during construction
*Routine maintenance for root and soil health

Participants are encouraged to ask questions and share case studies from their own work experiences. Landscape designers, technicians, contractors and architects, along with property managers, groundskeepers and arborists should attend.
Note: ISA continuing education units (CEU's) available.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Todd Irvine, MFC, MA, ISA Certified Arborist
Date: Monday March 15, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LS020: The Effective Supervisor: Building Strategies for Success
The Effective Supervisor: Building Strategies for Success considers the day-to-day context in which supervisors perform their role and brings to life the concepts associated with "organizing the work and its performance" as referenced in the definition of a competent person. This course goes beyond awareness of the legal roles and responsibilities of supervisors, and engages participants in identifying real-life challenges and solutions.
New content has been added since 2018 seminar.
* Mental health
* Conflict resolution
* Human rights
* Progressive discipline
* Violence and harassment
* What to do if an injury happens and workers with disabilities
Upon completion, you will be able to:
* Identify and describe the role of a supervisor
* Describe the legal duties and responsibilities of a supervisor
* Describe how people are different & how diversity affects the supervisor's role
* Demonstrate various methods of communication
* Describe how to set up and run a meeting or staff huddle
* Describe how to orient a new worker
* Demonstrate good coaching skills
* Define mental health and describe how it impacts the workplace
* Summarize supervisor approaches that promote mental health
* Describe the role of the supervisor in ensuring that human rights in the workplace are maintained
* Demonstrate how to manage conflict and implement progressive discipline measures in your workplace
* Describe a supervisor's responsibility for dealing with workplace violence and harassment
* Describe what to do if an injury happens
* Describe the principles of work reintegration and the supervisor's role
* Describe the supervisor's role in accommodating workers with disabilities
Recommended for:
* Individuals currently in supervisory positions either newly appointed or experienced
* Individuals who would like to become supervisors
* Managers, HR personnel, CEO, Owners
Recommended that participants are familiar with the workplace health and safety law regarding supervisor duties and responsibilities or attended Landscape Ontario's Supervisor Responsibilities and Due Diligence seminar or the Safety, Health and The Law seminar.

LO member price: $434.50
Non-member price: $715.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Kristin Hoffman, WSPS
Dates: Tuesday March 16, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday March 17, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LBM136: New- Profitability Begins Before 7 am -The key to a successful morning roll out
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Looking for ways to tighten your company's morning routine? The instructor will offer tips to improve efficiency in your yard and get crews on the road and to the client's properties faster.
Topics covered:
*Organization of storage space + yard space using 5s Principles
*The benefits and design of a job trailer
*Communication, keep it simple and timely
*Job binders and information shares
*Planning in advance of the job starting
*Vendor partnerships
*Technology to help you organize the crews
*Employees rewarded for strong performance (Company Culture)
A seminar for owners, crew leaders, general and operation managers.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Greg Wildeboer, Whispering Pines Landscaping
Date: Tuesday March 16, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
OL017: Common Trees and Shrubs and their ID by plant family
What are the common characteristics that make certain plants part of the same family? Here we will explore trees and shrubs and learn how to recognize them by family.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $25.00
Non-member price: $45.00
Maximum participants: 30
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Jodi Healy, Horticulturist
Date: Tuesday March 16, 2021 10:00 am - 11:00 am
LA009: Tree and Shrub Identification
This seminar will demystify the identification of trees and shrubs in the landscape. Learn how to differentiate between commonly grown trees and shrubs using simple morphological characteristics. Participants will learn how to recognize common plant families, how to use simple dichotomous keys and learn which resources can be used to identify common woody plants.
Note: ISA continuing education units (CEU's) available.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Jodi Healy, Horticulturist
Date: Wednesday March 17, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LE004-DU: Compact Excavator Safe Operator Training
For employers who want to undertake due diligence. This seminar covers the fundamentals of daily maintenance, machine controls, safe operating practices/techniques and legal considerations for compact excavators found on many job-sites. In addition to class time, participants will be given the opportunity to operate and demonstrate proficiency on a compact excavator in a simulated job-site environment.

Note: It is the responsibility of the operator, even after completing the seminar, to review the specific equipment they will be operating.

PPE needed: Work boots, and hearing protection and hard hat are mandatory for this seminar.

Note: Participants will receive training certificates upon successful completion of this seminar.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $175.00
Non-member price: $299.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Herc Rentals 411 Bloor West, Oshawa (905) 404-8411
Instructor: Bruce Hannah, Herc Rentals
Date: Wednesday March 17, 2021 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
OL023: Lighting 101: Installation
From making rock-solid connections to mounting in a tree. The basics of installing landscape lighting safely and properly.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $25.00
Non-member price: $45.00
Maximum participants: 30
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: John Higo, Turf Care Products Canada
Date: Wednesday March 17, 2021 10:00 am - 11:00 am
LS003-DU: Skid-Steer Certification Training
A seminar for employers who want to undertake due diligence and for individuals who want to learn how to operate a skid steer safely and correctly. Instruction will include basic operator safety, inspection, and equipment features in accordance with applicable OHSA and regulations and equipment manufacturers' guidance. Each participant will undergo classroom evaluation in a simulated jobsite environment.

NOTE: It is the responsibility of the operator, even after completing the training, to review the specific device they will be operating.

PPE required:Work boots and hearing protection are mandatory for this seminar.
NOTE: Participants will receive training certificate upon successful completion of this seminar.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $175.00
Non-member price: $299.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Herc Rentals 411 Bloor West, Oshawa (905) 404-8411
Instructor: Bruce Hannah, Herc Rentals
Date: Thursday March 18, 2021 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
LE008: Owner/ Operator Equipment seminar
This seminar is designed for the landscape contractor equipment operator and/or owner. Participants are instructed in safety, maintenance theory and practice as it relates to the most popular landscape contractor equipment.
Equipment instruction will include hand-held trimmers, chainsaws, concrete saws and other two-stroke machines, push mowers and large riding equipment, plate tampers and excavation equipment related to construction.

The first part of the day highlights professional equipment performance through safety and maintenance. There will be guidance on diagnosing failures and preventing downtime. This will move into managing the cost of equipment, life-cycles for different products and managing the expenses to maintain better profitability.

Personal protection equipment (PPE) will be required for the hands on portion.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Representative from, WPE Equipment
Date: Thursday March 18, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LBM137: New- Marketing and Social Media Content that Sells
Great content - be it a marketing message or a social media post - is all about developing and maintaining relationships with your prospective and current customers.

You’re a knowledgeable person - but sometimes translating your insider knowledge of landscaping into plain English means you lose people. (If someone has ever cocked their head or looked confused when you talk about what you do - this is exactly what I mean!)

As humans we often struggle to try and explain the same thing in several different ways. We just know what we know the way we know it! And that problem is even bigger when we try to write marketing or social media content. Am I right???

In this half-day seminar participants will be shown a system for writing at least 5 pieces of content in less than 60 minutes. By the end of the seminar participants will have those pieces designed and ready to go out in the world AND you’ll have a process for easily creating more in the future.

Isn’t it time you had a system for telling stories that captivate and resonate while elevating your brand?

Things to bring:
- Something to write with and something to write on
- A laptop or tablet with keyboard that can connect to the internet (a cell phone is insufficient)
- A mouse makes life much easier than just the trackpad!
- Testimonials or stories of happy customers
- Digital images of work your company has done and/or of happy customers on their properties (make sure you have permission to use the images!)

LO member price: $63.50
Non-member price: $121.80
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Alyssa (Twist) Light, The Profitable Innovator
Date: Thursday March 18, 2021 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
LA011: New-What are cankers and why you should care
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 5.67 CEC's awarded

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Kyle McLoughlin, Ironwood Arboricultural Solutions
Date: Thursday March 18, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
OL028: Changing Landscape of Maintenance
Things are always changing in life, which includes the way we maintain our landscapes. What changes have you seen over the years? Let us look at some of the major (and minor) ways in which landscape maintenance has evolved over the years.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $25.00
Non-member price: $45.00
Maximum participants: 30
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Jeff McMann NPD, ISA, CLHT
Date: Thursday March 18, 2021 10:00 am - 11:00 am
TM014: New- Nematodes The Undercover Hero’s of the Lawncare
The seminar focuses on natural controls for various turf grass pests. Debunking the myth that natural controls are ineffective. With an in-depth explanation of nematodes, how they work, tips and tricks for getting the best possible results. Learning which nematode to use for which pest, can make a world of difference in results.
This seminar is ideal for lawn care specialists that are hoping to go a little greener and cater to the next generation of home owners. Our clients are becoming more and more concerned with what they are applying to their yards, they want it to be safe, sustainable, and as natural as possible. Learn how to be ahead of the curve as this trend is only going to continue.
Note: IPM 1.0 CEC awarded
Lunch not included

LO member price: $63.50
Non-member price: $121.80
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: John Robertson, Natural Insect Control
Date: Friday March 19, 2021 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
OL007: What Shrubs attract native pollinators
Want to know which shrubs are most effective in supporting and attracting native Ontario Pollinators? This will include a list of shrubs that will Create the ultimate Pollinator Garden in Ontario.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

Jeff Thompson is an award-winning garden designer and teaches at both University of Guelph and the University of Waterloo. He sits on the pollination technical committee for the City of Kitchener and the Ecological and Environmental committee for the region of Waterloo. he has owned and operated Native Plant Source for the last 25 years.

LO member price: $25.00
Non-member price: $45.00
Maximum participants: 30
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Jeff Thompson, Thompson Environmental
Date: Friday March 19, 2021 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OL038: Landscape Design Practice- Charging for Designs
Are you charging enough for your Designs?

Landscape Design Practice explores the best practices implemented in a Landscape Design Firm. Learn work processes including how to integrate client meetings, what drawings to include, and the stages they are implemented. Billing and contracts are always key components to being paid for landscape design work. Learn different approaches to charging for design services.

Topics covered include; Design Logs, Contracts, Client Meetings & Presentations, The Psychology of Selling your Designs, Different Ways to Get paid, Plans, and fee schedules.

This session is for all designers at all levels and Design/Build Firms who would like to charge with confidence and to actually get paid for all of your work.

LO member price: $25.00
Non-member price: $45.00
Maximum participants: 30
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Beth Edney, CLD, Designs by the Yard
Date: Friday March 19, 2021 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
LA001: Tree and Shrubs: Planting and Health Care Practices
Don't waste time and money planting incorrectly.
This seminar explores how to maintain trees and shrubs so that they perform well in difficult urban settings. An introduction to tree and shrub biology is followed by a discussion of main stresses, including drought, construction damage, and lack of nutrients. Participants will learn how to assess a planting site and the proper techniques for plant selection and placement.
This seminar also covers the basics of proactive tree and shrub care, including planting,mulching, watering, soil enrichment, staking. Participants are encouraged to ask questions and share case studies from their own work experiences. Landscape designers, technicians, contractors and architects, property managers, groundskeepers and arborists should consider attending.

Note:
The details discussed in this seminar build off of learning outcomes in LA005. However, LA005 is not a prerequisite if you already have a basic understanding of tree biology and soils.

Note: ISA continuing education units (CEU's) available.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Todd Irvine, MFC, MA, ISA Certified Arborist
Date: Monday March 22, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LI003: Irrigation Systems...The ABC's
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This hands-on seminar provides an introduction to irrigation systems for landscape applications. Emphasis is placed on irrigation components, what they look like, how they work and how parts go together to create a system.
After attending this seminar, participants will know about spray sprinklers, rotor sprinklers, impact sprinklers,valves,pipe,wire, controllers (basic and ET water saving), rain sensors, plus various fitting methods for connecting pipes. Drip (low volume) components and their water-efficient uses.
This seminar is a good foundation for new employees and those who want to learn about irrigation and irrigation products.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Lorne Haveruk,CLWM,CID,CIC,CLIA,WCP
Date: Monday March 22, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LP035: Annuals: The New, the Faithful and the Forgotten
Recommended for retail garden centre staff, parks professionals, those new to maintenance companies or anyone wanting a refresher in planting annuals.
This half-day seminar will discuss plant choices. Covering the major annuals and follow with secondary and underutilized annuals, planting design for containers and beds, annuals and the environment.Participants should bring their questions to this interactive seminar. Participants will leave with new ideas, tricks to challenges for successful planting and maintenance, along with horticultural resources and tools available.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $63.50
Non-member price: $121.80
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Rodger Tschanz, University of Guelph
Date: Tuesday March 23, 2021 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
LI005: Installation Steps & Practices: Build a System
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Learn the fundamentals of irrigation system installation. By days end you will have helped construct a PVC rotor system, a poly pipe spray system and a basic drip (low volume) irrigation station, all operated electrically from the controller that you will install with a rain sensor that you wire up and test.
This seminar is ideal for those inexperienced in irrigation field installation.

After attending participants will:
* Know how to approach irrigation installation and the steps to ensure a smooth installation as per industry standards..
* Have hands-on experience with PVC poly pipe and low volume dripline pipe and emitters.
* Have experience working with irrigation equipment, tools, products and accessories to create a working system.

Note: Bring along your PVC and poly hand tools if you have them and dress for hands-on learning. PPE required: CSA approved footwear and eyewear.

Recommended prerequisites:
seminars LI003, LI015 or a good irrigation background in this area.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Lorne Haveruk,CLWM,CID,CIC,CLIA,WCP
Date: Tuesday March 23, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
OL010: It's Spring! Let’s Get your Garden Centre Up and Running
Bringing over 40 years of horticulture experience, Denis will review the basic spring season garden centre start-up practices. Providing a check-list to help get things rolling for a busy spring season.

A session for supervisors and those new to these leadership responsibilities

Items covered include:
· What's the plan? – Preparing for a season of success
· Are your staff ready? – Tools that your team will need to sell
· Existing inventory? - How to get it ready, the importance of display set-ups
· Sales and Service - How much should I order, who should I call first
Participants are encouraged to ask questions and share case studies from their own work experiences

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $25.00
Non-member price: $45.00
Maximum participants: 30
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Denis Flanagan
Date: Tuesday March 23, 2021 9:30 am - 10:30 am
LP056: Perennial ID: The Desired and the Uninvited
This seminar will demystify the identification of perennials and weeds in the landscape. Participants will learn how to differentiate between commonly grown perennials and common weeds using simple morphological characteristics. Participants will learn how to recognize common plant families, how to use simple dichotomous keys and learn which resources can be used to identify perennials and perennial weeds.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Jodi Healy, Horticulturist
Date: Wednesday March 24, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LS003-LN: Skid-Steer Certification Training
A seminar for employers who want to undertake due diligence and for individuals who want to learn how to operate a skid steer safely and correctly. Instruction will include basic operator safety, inspection, and equipment features in accordance with applicable OHSA and regulations and equipment manufacturers' guidance. Each participant will undergo classroom evaluation in a simulated jobsite environment.

NOTE: It is the responsibility of the operator, even after completing the training, to review the specific device they will be operating.

PPE required:Work boots and hearing protection are mandatory for this seminar.
NOTE: Participants will receive training certificate upon successful completion of this seminar.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Huron Tractor 37 Elgin Rd (Hwy 2 or Dundas St E & Elgin Rd) Thamesford (519) 285 3845
Instructor: Representative from Martin's Lift Truck Service
Date: Wednesday March 24, 2021 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
LE004: Compact Excavator Safe Operator Training
For employers who want to undertake due diligence. This seminar covers the fundamentals of daily maintenance, machine controls, safe operating practices/techniques and legal considerations for compact excavators found on many job-sites. In addition to class time, participants will be given the opportunity to operate and demonstrate proficiency on a compact excavator in a simulated job-site environment.

Note: It is the responsibility of the operator, even after completing the seminar, to review the specific equipment they will be operating.

PPE needed: Work boots, and hearing protection and hard hat are mandatory for this seminar.

Note: Participants will receive training certificates upon successful completion of this seminar.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $175.00
Non-member price: $299.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Herc Rentals, 35 Claireville Dr. (Hwy.427 and Finch Ave.) Etobicoke (416) 679-4173 (for directions)
Instructor: Bruce Hannah, Herc Rentals
Date: Wednesday March 24, 2021 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
LI006: Irrigation Component Repair and Troubleshooting
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This seminar is for both new and experienced irrigation personnel, covering the most common problems and how you can analyze them on the job.
Participants will learn:
* Hands-on how to cut and clamp poly pipe
* Proper method for PVC pipe priming and gluing
* Methods and approaches to solve common problems
* How to install PVC repair couplings and telescopic devices for quick fixes.
* Teflon taping application for preventing connection leaks
* Copper pipe soldering steps for small freeze breaks
* Proper method for wiring an irrigation system.
* Tools needed in your truck,spare parts and other helpful items
* How to repair or replace a component that is malfunctioning

Note: This seminar includes hands-on learning. PPE should be available - CSA approved footwear and eywear.

Recommended prerequisites: seminars LI003, LI015 or a good irrigation background.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Lorne Haveruk,CLWM,CID,CIC,CLIA,WCP
Date: Wednesday March 24, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LS026: Emergency 1st Aid, CPR C & AED Certification
This one-day seminar designed to give participants a general overview of first aid. Participants will learn how to think and react in an emergency until medical help arrives. This seminar is suitable for those working as first responders in their workplace.
Topics covered include:
*Preventing of disease transmission
*Airway and breathing emergencies
*CPR for adults and children
*Cardiovascular emergencies/strokes
*Spinal precaution
*Managing bleeds
*Shock
*Fainting and more
*AED (Automated External Defibrillator) training

First Aid is valid for three years, AED Certification one year. Annual CPR certification is recommended.
Note: ISA continuing education units (CEU's) available.

LO member price: $110.00
Non-member price: $236.50
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Representative from SAJE VitalSigns
Date: Thursday March 25, 2021 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
LS003: Skid-Steer Certification Training
A seminar for employers who want to undertake due diligence and for individuals who want to learn how to operate a skid steer safely and correctly. Instruction will include basic operator safety, inspection, and equipment features in accordance with applicable OHSA and regulations and equipment manufacturers' guidance. Each participant will undergo classroom evaluation in a simulated jobsite environment.

NOTE: It is the responsibility of the operator, even after completing the training, to review the specific device they will be operating.

PPE required:Work boots and hearing protection are mandatory for this seminar.
NOTE: Participants will receive training certificate upon successful completion of this seminar.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $175.00
Non-member price: $299.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Herc Rentals, 35 Claireville Dr. (Hwy.427 and Finch Ave.) Etobicoke (416) 679-4173 (for directions)
Instructor: Bruce Hannah, Herc Rentals
Date: Thursday March 25, 2021 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
LI007: Controllers, Sensors & Scheduling
Through a scientific approach, participants will learn how to reduce irrigation system water use by more than 50 per cent, as well as how to create a site-specific station (zone) schedule based on investigating your sites landscape and weather.

Setup with irrigation controllers in the room, participants will work to find a controller that will accept the scheduling problem they have be confronted with. Participants will learn about basic scheduling of a controller (timer) and how to program the hands-on scheduling problems that occur many times throughout the day. Time will be spent discussing the types of controllers available and review features (special operational modes for some controllers) and changing out a controller. As well as which controller will best fit the irrigation requirements for the specific site you have in mind. Weather based ET and cloud controllers will be demonstrated and available to be worked on.

This seminar is aimed at those tasked with servicing irrigation systems, owners, supervisors, city staff and those wishing to reduce outdoor water waste.

NOTE: A portion of the day may include presentations by leading manufacturers who will demonstrate the latest developments in controllers.

Note: This seminar includes hands-on learning, participants should have PPE available - CSA approved footwear and eyewear.

Recommended prerequisites: seminar LI003 or a good irrigation background

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Lorne Haveruk,CLWM,CID,CIC,CLIA,WCP
Date: Thursday March 25, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
OL019: Designing Vegetable Gardens For Urban Spaces
Making the most of our small urban spaces means we need to incorporate both beauty and bounty in the same space. Here we will look at both the basic elements of landscape design and the principles of growing vegetables – and learn how to integrate them.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $25.00
Non-member price: $45.00
Maximum participants: 30
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Jodi Healy, Horticulturist
Date: Thursday March 25, 2021 10:00 am - 11:00 am
LA003: Introduction to Tree and Shrub Pruning
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Pruning is among the most effective method for landscape professionals to improve the form, growth and health of trees and shrubs. This seminar includes both classroom and hands-on instruction outdoors to develop skill and confidence in pruning basics. Participants learn the what, where, why and how of successful pruning for trees and shrubs. The seminar focuses on pruning of young trees and shrubs to develop good structure, aesthetics and health. Along with review of health and safety and regulatory considerations.

Outdoor hands-on instruction:
Participants should dress for the weather, and bring PPE (personal protection equipment): gloves, CSA- approved footwear, eyewear, etc., and hand secateurs.
Note: ISA continuing education units (CEU's) available.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Drew Christie
Date: Friday March 26, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LI020: Electrical Troubleshooting for Irrigation Systems
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You've been called to a site to investigate why the irrigation system is not starting up. Do you know where to begin when troubleshooting an electric irrigation system? This hands-on seminar will cover what you need to know and the equipment needed to analyze, troubleshoot, locate the problem(s), repair the problem and get things working.

Participants will learn:
• Basic electricity theory, volts, watts, ohms, electrons, conductors, insulators, etc.
• How to use your volt/ohm multimeter so that by investigating the system at the controller you will learn what the meter readings are telling you and…
• To troubleshoot electrical problems from the controller without going outside.
• Test power sources, transformers, controller terminal strip output, power wires, field wires, solenoids, sensor wires, wire connections, and batteries.
• What resistance readings can tell you about the health of the irrigation system.
• Locate buried wires to find hidden valves. Find ground faults.
• How to correctly ground an irrigation controller, sports field and golf course pedestal irrigation controllers with ground rods and cadwelds.

This seminar will help save hours, allowing you to be more efficient at troubleshooting AC and DC power sources, volt/ohm meters, irrigation equipment electrical requirements and how to test many devices.

Note:Participants should bring along a basic inexpensive multimeter for testing wiring.

Note:This seminar includes some hands-on learning. Participants should have PPE available - CSA approved footwear and eyewear.

Recommended prerequisites: seminars LI003, LI005, LI006, LI007 or a good irrigation background.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Lorne Haveruk,CLWM,CID,CIC,CLIA,WCP
Date: Friday March 26, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LI011: Irrigation: Bidding and Estimating for Profit
Win the bid! This seminar will help participants learn how to do material takeoffs, work out overhead costs, and steps required when submitting a price for residential and commercial work. Contracts, buying and selling terms will be discussed. Participants will check designs and do take-offs and pricing for basic residential and commercial project designs.
Leave knowing the difference between estimating and bidding projects, calculating expenses to make a profit, reading drawings and working out materials and labour. Participants are invited to bring along any projects they might need help pricing.

Participant will need: An engineer’s scale ruler, pen or pencil, note pad and calculator.

Recommended prerequisites: seminars LI003, LI015, LI005, LI009 or a good Irrigation background.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Lorne Haveruk,CLWM,CID,CIC,CLIA,WCP
Date: Monday March 29, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LE004-GH: Compact Excavator Safe Operator Training
For employers who want to undertake due diligence. This seminar covers the fundamentals of daily maintenance, machine controls, safe operating practices/techniques and legal considerations for compact excavators found on many job-sites. In addition to class time, participants will be given the opportunity to operate and demonstrate proficiency on a compact excavator in a simulated job-site environment.

Note: It is the responsibility of the operator, even after completing the seminar, to review the specific equipment they will be operating.

PPE needed: Work boots, and hearing protection and hard hat are mandatory for this seminar.

Note: Participants will receive training certificates upon successful completion of this seminar.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $175.00
Non-member price: $299.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Herc Rentals, 2418 Barton St. E., Hamilton (905) 545-2233 (for directions)
Instructor: Bruce Hannah, Herc Rentals
Date: Monday March 29, 2021 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
LI026-B: Irrigation Boot Camp
This fast-paced two-day seminar is an overview is for those with at least two seasons of irrigation experience or have attended seminar LI003.

We will briefly review the main irrigation components that make up an automatic landscape irrigation system.

Topics covered include; sprays, rotors, impacts, pipe, wire, controllers, sensors, low volume drip emitters, landscape dripline, drip zone kits, dirty water valves, Weather and Cloud based ET controllers and sensors and wiring an irrigation system. Through hands-on learning you will come away knowing how to build a professional system.

Note: To help establish your personal competence level, participants will get to write a one hour assessment at the end of day two.

Note: Participants are also required to bring personal protection equipment (PPE), including hand, ear and eye protection and CSA work boots.

LO member price: $275.00
Non-member price: $528.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Lorne Haveruk,CLWM,CID,CIC,CLIA,WCP
Dates: Tuesday March 30, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday March 31, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LS003-GH: Skid-Steer Certification Training
A seminar for employers who want to undertake due diligence and for individuals who want to learn how to operate a skid steer safely and correctly. Instruction will include basic operator safety, inspection, and equipment features in accordance with applicable OHSA and regulations and equipment manufacturers' guidance. Each participant will undergo classroom evaluation in a simulated jobsite environment.

NOTE: It is the responsibility of the operator, even after completing the training, to review the specific device they will be operating.

PPE required:Work boots and hearing protection are mandatory for this seminar.
NOTE: Participants will receive training certificate upon successful completion of this seminar.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $175.00
Non-member price: $299.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Herc Rentals, 2418 Barton St. E., Hamilton (905) 545-2233 (for directions)
Instructor: Bruce Hannah, Herc Rentals
Date: Tuesday March 30, 2021 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
TM012: New - IPM FOR WOODY PLANTS: BLIGHTS AND OVERSIGHTS
Do you wish that you were more effective at detecting, identifying and managing disease and abiotic disorders on outdoor woody ornamentals? Then this is the seminar for you! Come and learn about IPM and site management for plant health in an engaging environment that uses photos, videos and interactive problem solving games in a fun environment.
This popular seminar will give you a much greater understanding and familiarity of Ontario woody plant diseases and abiotic issues, and a solid set of resources that will make you the “IPM Guru” in your company.
Note: IPM 5.67 CEC's awarded
Note: ISA continuing education units (CEU's) available.

Note: TM012 and TM013 can be taken independently. But participants looking for a more complete foundation in woody plant IPM should consider attending both seminars.

LO member price: $148.50
Non-member price: $275.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Jennifer Llewellyn, OMAFRA
Date: Tuesday March 30, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
OL011: Your Garden Centre, through your Customers Eyes
For the garden centre supervisor and those new to these leadership responsibilities, Denis will discuss the messages you send your customers, from the moment they walk through your door.
· How is your traffic flow and how to avoid congestion?
· Identify hot spots and sales opportunities
· What are you offering your customer? Review of seasonal opportunities
You will leave with a new set of eyes on your garden centre and on yourself. Participants are encouraged to ask questions and share case studies from their own work experiences

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date

LO member price: $25.00
Non-member price: $45.00
Maximum participants: 30
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Denis Flanagan
Date: Tuesday March 30, 2021 9:30 am - 10:30 am
LS003-KW: Skid-Steer Certification Training
A seminar for employers who want to undertake due diligence and for individuals who want to learn how to operate a skid steer safely and correctly. Instruction will include basic operator safety, inspection, and equipment features in accordance with applicable OHSA and regulations and equipment manufacturers' guidance. Each participant will undergo classroom evaluation in a simulated jobsite environment.

NOTE: It is the responsibility of the operator, even after completing the training, to review the specific device they will be operating.

PPE required:Work boots and hearing protection are mandatory for this seminar.
NOTE: Participants will receive training certificate upon successful completion of this seminar.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $175.00
Non-member price: $299.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Herc Rentals 500 Collier MacMillan Dr., Cambridge, for directions only,call 519-624-7940
Instructor: Bruce Hannah, Herc Rentals
Date: Wednesday March 31, 2021 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
LS004: Chainsaw Training
To promote the safety of landscape professionals using chainsaws, the MOL requires training on safe chainsaw operation by a competent instructor. This two-day seminar satisfies that requirement.
Day 1 will cover:
*Safety
*Operation
*Maintenance
Day 2 will cover:
*Hands on
*Sharpening
*Cutting/bucking limbs/logs
NOTE: THE CONDITION OF THE CHAINSAW IS AN IMPORTANT REQUIREMENT FOR THIS TRAINING. FOR PARTICIPANTS TO EFFECTIVELY LEARN IN A SAFE ENVIRONMENT, THEIR CHAINSAW MUST BE IN SAFE OPERATIONAL ORDER. SAWS THAT DO NOT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS NOTED BELOW WILL NOT BE APPROVED FOR USE DURING THE SEMINAR.
-FUNCTIONING CHAIN BRAKE AND REAR TRIGGER INTERLOCK
-FRONT HANDLE AND REAR HANDLE MUST BE FREE OF STRUCTURAL CRACKS
-NO FUEL LEAKS PRESENT
-CHAIN CATCHER TAB/PIN IS PRESENT AND INTACT
Each participant will required to supply and bring:
Chainsaw
CSA approved work boots
CSA approved hardhat in good condition
CSA approved safety eye wear
Chainsaw pants or chaps approved for use in Ontario
Hearing protection (muff style or in-ear)
Leather gloves, flat file, depth gauge tool, round file, file holder
Chainsaw wrench (scrench)
Fuel and chain oil in appropriate containers
Lunch not included

LO member price: $200.00
Non-member price: $385.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Representative of Davey Tree Services
Dates: Wednesday March 31, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday April 1, 2021 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
LS023: WHMIS 2015 GHS
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By law, all workers must receive Workplace Hazardous Material Information System (WHMIS) training every year under the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
During this seminar participants will learn current guidelines featuring the new safety data sheet formatting and labeling. The new approach to identification of categories, physical and environmental hazards will be presented,along with an in-depth overview of workplace chemicals and specifics related to: classifications - including pictograms which replace the former symbols related to labels and hazard class, identification and storage/use.
Participants will come away able to identify and apply key responsibilities keeping them current in their work environment.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $52.00
Non-member price: $74.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Representative from SAJE VitalSigns
Date: Thursday April 1, 2021 9:00 am - 10:30 am
OL029: Turfgrass Care
What are the basics of turfgrass care? What are some of the practices that enhance the client’s lawns? We will explore a few of the common maintenance practices and field some questions as we look at the basics of turf care.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $25.00
Non-member price: $45.00
Maximum participants: 30
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Jeff McMann NPD, ISA, CLHT
Date: Thursday April 1, 2021 10:00 am - 11:00 am
LS007: Standard First Aid with CPR Level C and AED Certification
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This two-day practical first aid course meets government requirements and prepares participants to administer first aid for common landscape injuries. Every landscape crew must have one person with first aid training to assist injured workers. Participants should bring a blanket.
Topics covered included;
* Musculoskeletal Injuries
* Spinal precautions
* Soft tissue injuries (bruises, burns, and frostbite, etc)
* Heat and cold temperature emergencies
* Poisons.
* One rescuer adult/child/baby CPR
* Two rescuer adult/child CPR
* Adult/child/baby choking
* Barrier devices/pocket masks
* AED (Automated External Defibrillator) training
Note: ISA continuing education units (CEU's) available.

LO member price: $160.00
Non-member price: $292.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Representative from SAJE VitalSigns
Dates: Monday April 5, 2021 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday April 6, 2021 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
LI015: Irrigation Design: An Introduction
This hands-on introductory seminar for those who want to learn how to design an irrigation system.

Irrigation companies planning to offer or already offer new or retrofit irrigation system services along with park professionals, grounds maintenance, and those interested in irrigation design should consider attending. Learning the irrigation design fundamentals, how to create a simple irrigation system design, spray and rotor sprinkler head layout techniques and how to design an efficient system.

Participants will leave understanding how to go through the steps required to ensure a professionally designed water efficient irrigation system.

Each participant will need: An engineer’s scale ruler, pencil and calculator.

Recommended prerequisites: seminars LI003, LI007 or a good irrigation background.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Lorne Haveruk,CLWM,CID,CIC,CLIA,WCP
Date: Monday April 5, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LA010: New- Advanced Pruning Seminar
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Many landscaper professionals hesitate to prune small trees and shrubs. They feel that may injure or permanently disfigure the plant. In this seminar you will review the basics of pruning then learn some advanced strategies and techniques so that you can encourage proper plant structure, reduce long term maintenance and hazards that can arise from improperly pruned plants.

Learn the reasons and timing for pruning of many different types of shrubs and small trees. We will look at restoration, structural and fruit tree pruning. This seminar includes both classroom and hands-on instruction outdoors to develop skill and confidence in pruning basics. Please dress for the weather and do not forget your secateurs and PPE.
Note: ISA continuing education units (CEU's) available.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Jeff McMann NPD, ISA, CLHT
Date: Monday April 5, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LS003-B: Skid-Steer Certification Training
A seminar for employers who want to undertake due diligence and for individuals who want to learn how to operate a skid steer safely and correctly. Instruction will include basic operator safety, inspection, and equipment features in accordance with applicable OHSA and regulations and equipment manufacturers' guidance. Each participant will undergo classroom evaluation in a simulated jobsite environment.

NOTE: It is the responsibility of the operator, even after completing the training, to review the specific device they will be operating.

PPE required:Work boots and hearing protection are mandatory for this seminar.
NOTE: Participants will receive training certificate upon successful completion of this seminar.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $175.00
Non-member price: $299.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Herc Rentals, 35 Claireville Dr. (Hwy.427 and Finch Ave.) Etobicoke (416) 679-4173 (for directions)
Instructor: Bruce Hannah, Herc Rentals
Date: Tuesday April 6, 2021 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
LI023: Low Volume Drip Irrigation Design and Installation
It seems water is making the news all the time…and water providers are having distribution issues. Conventional spray and rotor irrigation systems can apply water efficiently when designed well. However, even a well designed and installed spray station wastes up to 40 per cent of the applied water. In other words, 40 gallons for every 100 gallons is wasted to wind drift, runoff, overwatering, and more.

Participants will learn what is involved in designing a low volume irrigation system or station along with basic irrigation design principles. Hands-on design work will discuss the incorporation of point-source emitter watering for sparse plantings, landscape drip line for subsurface and on-surface applications for watering mass plantings, deep root watering systems for trees and shrubs, plus more traditional microspray and micro bubbler watering methods.
Low Volume (drip) stations, can operate near 90 per cent efficiency. The water is applied to the plant’s root zone and some systems even provide water sub-surface with moisture sensors. An important topic not to be missed.

Note: Participants should bring a calculator, engineering scale ruler, pencil and notepad.


Recommended prerequisites: seminars LI003, LI007, LI015 or a good irrigation background

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Lorne Haveruk,CLWM,CID,CIC,CLIA,WCP
Date: Tuesday April 6, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
TM013: New- IPM FOR WOODY PLANTS: BUGS AND THUGS
Do you wish that you were more effective at detecting, identifying and managing insect and mite pests on outdoor woody ornamental's? Then this is the seminar for you! Come and learn about IPM in an engaging environment that uses photos, videos and interactive problem-solving games in a fun environment. This popular seminar will give you a much greater understanding and familiarity with Ontario woody plant pests and a solid set of resources that will make your clients “Guru” .
Note: IPM 5.67 CEC's awarded
Note: ISA continuing education units (CEU's) available.

Note: TM012 and TM013 can be taken independently. But participants looking for a more complete foundation in woody plant IPM should consider attending both seminars.

LO member price: $148.50
Non-member price: $275.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Jennifer Llewellyn, OMAFRA
Date: Tuesday April 6, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
OL012: This Garden Centre Season, Stay Ready
Whether it’s weather conditions, your customer needs, or staffing issues you have to be ready to deal with whatever comes your way. This session will discuss ideas around maintaining brisk in-store activity while maintaining staff fulfillment.

A session for supervisors and those new to these leadership responsibilities

Items covered include:
· Investing in your staff – Training and keeping employee skills relevant
· Schedules and Store Communication – Keep it simple and timely
· Checking Orders- Plan in advance

Come away with strategies on how to keep things running smoothly. Participants are encouraged to ask questions and share case studies from their own work experiences.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $25.00
Non-member price: $45.00
Maximum participants: 30
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Denis Flanagan
Date: Tuesday April 6, 2021 9:30 am - 10:30 am
LE004-B: Compact Excavator Safe Operator Training
For employers who want to undertake due diligence. This seminar covers the fundamentals of daily maintenance, machine controls, safe operating practices/techniques and legal considerations for compact excavators found on many job-sites. In addition to class time, participants will be given the opportunity to operate and demonstrate proficiency on a compact excavator in a simulated job-site environment.

Note: It is the responsibility of the operator, even after completing the seminar, to review the specific equipment they will be operating.

PPE needed: Work boots, and hearing protection and hard hat are mandatory for this seminar.

Note: Participants will receive training certificates upon successful completion of this seminar.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $175.00
Non-member price: $299.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Herc Rentals, 35 Claireville Dr. (Hwy.427 and Finch Ave.) Etobicoke (416) 679-4173 (for directions)
Instructor: Bruce Hannah, Herc Rentals
Date: Wednesday April 7, 2021 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
LI010: Certified Irrigation Technician Prep Seminar (CIT)
This seminar will help prepare individuals wishing to take the Irrigation Association's CIT exam, though it is not a substitute for studying the reference material.

Workbook:Participants will need to purchase a workbook from irrigation.org, review prior and bring to the seminar.

What's covered: This two-day CIT prep seminar focuses on hands-on work,while preparing you for the written exam. Participants should be proficient irrigation installers or service staffers who wish to prepare for new responsibilities, projects or employment opportunities. Begin your path to certification as a professional irrigator today and reap the benefits.
The CIT program is based on a comprehensive job analysis that identifies the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to succeed as an irrigation technician.

Note:
Throughout the two days, you may be asked to complete hands-on work, so please dress accordingly, with PPE.
Exam: For those wishing to write their exam contact the Irrigation Association (IA) at least 30 days prior to the exam, irrigation.org.

Exam location: Visit irrigation.org and click on "Register for Exams" under the Certification menu

LO member price: $275.00
Non-member price: $528.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Lorne Haveruk,CLWM,CID,CIC,CLIA,WCP
Dates: Wednesday April 7, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday April 8, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LS004-B: Chainsaw Training
To promote the safety of landscape professionals using chainsaws, the MOL requires training on safe chainsaw operation by a competent instructor. This two-day seminar satisfies that requirement.
Day 1 will cover:
*Safety
*Operation
*Maintenance
Day 2 will cover:
*Hands on
*Sharpening
*Cutting/bucking limbs/logs
NOTE: THE CONDITION OF THE CHAINSAW IS AN IMPORTANT REQUIREMENT FOR THIS TRAINING. FOR PARTICIPANTS TO EFFECTIVELY LEARN IN A SAFE ENVIRONMENT, THEIR CHAINSAW MUST BE IN SAFE OPERATIONAL ORDER. SAWS THAT DO NOT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS NOTED BELOW WILL NOT BE APPROVED FOR USE DURING THE SEMINAR.
-FUNCTIONING CHAIN BRAKE AND REAR TRIGGER INTERLOCK
-FRONT HANDLE AND REAR HANDLE MUST BE FREE OF STRUCTURAL CRACKS
-NO FUEL LEAKS PRESENT
-CHAIN CATCHER TAB/PIN IS PRESENT AND INTACT
Each participant will required to supply and bring:
Chainsaw
CSA approved work boots
CSA approved hardhat in good condition
CSA approved safety eye wear
Chainsaw pants or chaps approved for use in Ontario
Hearing protection (muff style or in-ear)
Leather gloves, flat file, depth gauge tool, round file, file holder
Chainsaw wrench (scrench)
Fuel and chain oil in appropriate containers
Lunch not included

LO member price: $200.00
Non-member price: $385.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Representative from Total Rescue
Dates: Wednesday April 7, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday April 8, 2021 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
LS003-C: Skid-Steer Certification Training
A seminar for employers who want to undertake due diligence and for individuals who want to learn how to operate a skid steer safely and correctly. Instruction will include basic operator safety, inspection, and equipment features in accordance with applicable OHSA and regulations and equipment manufacturers' guidance. Each participant will undergo classroom evaluation in a simulated jobsite environment.

NOTE: It is the responsibility of the operator, even after completing the training, to review the specific device they will be operating.

PPE required:Work boots and hearing protection are mandatory for this seminar.
NOTE: Participants will receive training certificate upon successful completion of this seminar.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $175.00
Non-member price: $299.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Herc Rentals, 35 Claireville Dr. (Hwy.427 and Finch Ave.) Etobicoke (416) 679-4173 (for directions)
Instructor: Bruce Hannah, Herc Rentals
Date: Thursday April 8, 2021 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
OL020: The Vegetable - Planting and Maintenance
Here we will look at commonly grown vegetable species and outline their specific planting and maintenance needs. We will also look at common vegetable garden pests.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $25.00
Non-member price: $45.00
Maximum participants: 30
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Jodi Healy, Horticulturist
Date: Thursday April 8, 2021 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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