LD024: Sketchup: An Introduction
This two-day seminar introduces new and inexperienced users to the basic and core functionality of SketchUp as applied to the activities of a landscape designer. The focus will be on learning the functions of the standard tools, and then applying these functions in designing and communicating landscape design in three dimensions. Upon completion, you will be able to design simple landscape projects in three dimensions and present them as images. Instructor Mansoor Ma (OALA; Associate Principal of LANDinc) will also showcase a number of projects and the procedures in using SketchUp as an essential tool for landscape design and presentation to their clients.

Note: Seminar will be taught through Windows O/S (but participants using Mac O/S can follow along, but not supported)

Participants need to bring:
(1) A laptop with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, or Safari (for Mac laptops) installed
(2) Subscribe and install SketchUp Pro prior to attending the seminar. (Note: A FREE trial is available for 30 days, so please download the free trial a few days prior to the seminar if you want to try out Sketchup PRO prior to the yearly subscription.) Please go to Sketchup web site (https://www.sketchup.com/plans-and-pricing#for-personal) for detailed information about the software
(3) A mouse with a scroll wheel is recommended to make modeling and navigating much easier
(4) Charger for the laptop for sustaining the battery life for long hours of use
(5) Notepad to write your own notes

LO member price: $275.00
Non-member price: $528.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Mansoor Ma, Land Inc.
Dates: Wednesday February 2, 2022 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday February 3, 2022 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
OL054: Winterizing a Residential Irrigation System
More than just turning off the water.
During this one-hour session, attendees will learn the steps to shut down a residential irrigation system 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: 20
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Lorne Haveruk,CLWM,CID,CIC,CLIA,WCP
Date: Tuesday September 28, 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.

Note: Consider following up with the NEW in-class Creating Containers that Perform seminar Mar.11th (LP057) - https://legacy.horttrades.com/seminars/2022-03-11/LP057

LO member price: $45.00
Non-member price: $60.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Rodger Tschanz, University of Guelph
Date: Thursday February 3, 2022 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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: $138.00
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Bruce Peart, Growing Concerns
Date: Thursday March 3, 2022 9:00 am - 3:30 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: $45.00
Non-member price: $60.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Rodger Tschanz, University of Guelph
Date: Thursday February 24, 2022 10:00 am - 11:00 am
LA005: Below the Ground: Introduction to Soils and Tree Roots
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: $138.00
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 14, 2022 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LI011: Bidding and Estimating: How to Run Profitable Irrigation Projects
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: $138.00
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Lorne Haveruk,CLWM,CID,CIC,CLIA,WCP
Date: Monday March 28, 2022 9:00 am - 3:30 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: Monday April 4, 2022 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday April 5, 2022 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LS004-LN: 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 included on day one only in Milton

LO member price: $275.00
Non-member price: $528.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: London Area - exact location TBA
Instructor: Rick MacKinnon, Davey Tree Service
Dates: Saturday March 26, 2022 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday March 27, 2022 9:00 am - 4:00 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 included on day one only in Milton

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: Monday March 28, 2022 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday March 29, 2022 9:00 am - 12:00 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 included on day one only in Milton

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: Thursday March 31, 2022 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Friday April 1, 2022 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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: $45.00
Non-member price: $60.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Jodi Healy, Horticulturist
Date: Friday February 4, 2022 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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: $45.00
Non-member price: $60.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Jodi Healy, Horticulturist
Date: Wednesday February 9, 2022 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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: $190.00
Non-member price: $265.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Herc Rentals 411 Bloor West, Oshawa (905) 404-8411
Instructor: Bruce Hannah, Herc Rentals
Date: Tuesday March 15, 2022 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: $190.00
Non-member price: $265.00
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 23, 2022 9:00 am - 2:00 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: $190.00
Non-member price: $265.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Herc Rentals, 2418 Barton St. E., Hamilton (905) 545-2233 (for directions)
Instructor: Bruce Hannah, Herc Rentals
Date: Monday March 28, 2022 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: $190.00
Non-member price: $265.00
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 6, 2022 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
OL042: Company Culture – The Key To Employee Loyalty, Part One
The depth and strength of a company are based on positive company culture. Learn how to engage employees to be the best brand ambassadors and drive your business forward. You will learn the key pieces required to have a strong culture, to create a solid team, and to have highly motivated employees.

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: $45.00
Non-member price: $60.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Greg Wildeboer, Whispering Pines Landscaping
Date: Wednesday February 23, 2022 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
OL057: Construction - Successfully Integrating Water Features Into the Landscape
Pre-recorded YouTube video
During part two of this program. Randy will go over choosing the right elements for your project's beauty and functionality and understanding the order to build for efficiency and success

Once registered participants will be sent the pre-recorded video link.

LO member price: $195.00
Non-member price: $295.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Randy Tumber APLD, CLD, CHT, FLP
Date: Friday December 31, 2021 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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: $138.00
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 24, 2022 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
OL056: Designing - Successfully Integrating Water Features Into the Landscape
Pre-recorded YouTube video
During this segment Randy looks at the Design Principles and Elements that apply to all scales of projects as they relate to Successfully Integrating Water Features.

Once registered participants will be sent the pre-recorded video link.

LO member price: $195.00
Non-member price: $295.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Randy Tumber APLD, CLD, CHT, FLP
Date: Friday December 31, 2021 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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: $236.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Representative from SAJE VitalSigns
Date: Wednesday April 6, 2022 8:30 am - 4:30 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: $138.00
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Bruce Peart, Growing Concerns
Date: Tuesday March 1, 2022 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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 MLTSD 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: $138.00
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 2, 2022 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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

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 their secateurs and 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: $138.00
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Bruce Peart, Growing Concerns
Date: Friday March 4, 2022 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LD025: How to Use Dynascape
This seminar is ideal for the designers and contractors new to the Dynascape CAD program. Participants will learn how to create their own title block, base plan, and how to produce professional planting plans and hardscaping plans.
Topics covered in this course:
The basic principles of using DynaScape
Basic Draw tools – lines, polylines, squares, and circles, text tools
Basic Editing Tools – moving, copying, and offsetting trim tools
Editing layers
Overview of Constraints and Inference
Overview of the tables – layers, weights, styles, color & modes
More Draw tools – the building outline tool, the polyline tool in depth, hatch patterns
More Edit tools – trim and join, measure and revise
About libraries, library figures, and title blocks
More Draw Tools – the polyline tool in more depth and measuring tools
More Edit Tools – other trim tools and the rotate tools
The Softscape Label Panel

Note: The details discussed in this seminar build off of the learning outcomes of the Jan 31, Feb 7, and 14 Dynascape zoom sessions. However, attending the zoom session is not a prerequisite.

LO member price: $138.00
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Beth Edney, CLD, Designs by the Yard
Date: Monday February 28, 2022 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LI005: Installation Steps & Practices: Build a System
Learn the fundamentals of irrigation system installation. By day's 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: $138.00
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 22, 2022 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LI005: Installation Steps & Practices: Build a System
Learn the fundamentals of irrigation system installation. By day's 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: $138.00
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 25, 2022 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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: $45.00
Non-member price: $60.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Jodi Healy Mohawk College
Date: Friday February 25, 2022 10:00 am - 11:00 am
LA003: Introduction to Tree and Shrub Pruning
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: $138.00
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: Friday March 11, 2022 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LA003-B: Introduction to Tree and Shrub Pruning
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: 8
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Todd Irvine, MFC, MA, ISA Certified Arborist
Date: Friday April 1, 2022 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
OL061: Invasive Species in Ontario
Invasive species are becoming common in both our natural areas and in our urban spaces, and it can be challenging to identify them. Plant keys are often used as a tool to identify native plants in a particular region, but these keys don't include the common invasives you may encounter.
In this session, we will look at how to identify common invasive species in Ontario, by comparing them to their native look-alikes.

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: 20
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Jodi Healy, Horticulturist
Date: Wednesday November 24, 2021 10:00 am - 11:00 am
LI026: 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: Steve Hernandez, CIT, Eco Springs Irrigation
Dates: Wednesday February 16, 2022 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday February 17, 2022 9:00 am - 3:30 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 29, 2022 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday March 30, 2022 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LI006: Irrigation Component Repair and Troubleshooting
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 eyewear.

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

LO member price: $138.00
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 23, 2022 9:00 am - 3:30 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: $138.00
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 31, 2022 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LI003: Irrigation Systems...The ABC's
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: $138.00
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 21, 2022 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
OL060: Japanese Style Gardens
View various Japanese and Chinese gardens visited by the presenter as he discusses basic design concepts of Japanese gardens.

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: 20
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Robert Pavlis, Gardening Author and Plantaholic
Date: Tuesday December 7, 2021 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OL035: Landscape Drainage: Guidelines and Terminology
Any profession is better understood and practiced when we all speak the same language. When working through a drainage project, there are many terms, guidelines, bylaws, and “rules of thumb” that require your understanding and attention. This session will outline and discuss some of the simple things which can make a project go well, from the start.

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

LO member price: $45.00
Non-member price: $60.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Tony Lombardi, CLD, Dr. Landscape
Date: Thursday February 3, 2022 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
LC059: Landscape Lighting 101
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: $138.00
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 15, 2022 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LC058: Laser Levels, Spot and Job Site Elevation Layouts
This is a seminar for all members of your construction and design team. Participants should dress for outdoor site measurement and spot elevations collection. The group will practice using laser levels to gather information to be used in-class to translate into a site plan. Participants will leave with a better understanding of how simple planning and information gathering prior to construction will improve site efficiency and enhance results.

Participants should bring: A scale ruler and calculator. Although some laser levels will be available participants should bring their own to maximize the value of this seminar.

LO member price: $138.00
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Tony Lombardi, CLD, Dr. Landscape
Date: Tuesday March 22, 2022 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
OL022: Lighting 101: Basic design techniques
Understanding the basics of lighting design. Different techniques, and how and when to apply them. There are many tools in the lighting designers' toolbox to create stunning designs and enhance the look of hardscape, softscape, and architecture. This session will give you the beginnings of creating your own palette of techniques to bring out the best in your designs.

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

LO member price: $45.00
Non-member price: $60.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Online Learning
Date: Tuesday February 15, 2022 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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. What is a lumen? How many do I need? Good lighting design begins with a good understanding of the medium we are working with. This knowledge will help you to avoid common mistakes and enhance your designs by choosing the right light sources for your project.

Note: For more on this topic consider the full day inclass seminar LC059 Landscape Lighting Mar.15th - https://legacy.horttrades.com/seminars/2022-03-15/LC059

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

LO member price: $45.00
Non-member price: $60.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: John Higo, Turf Care Products Canada
Date: Tuesday February 1, 2022 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
OL055: Liners and Leaks - Successfully Integrating Water Features Into the Landscape
Pre-recorded YouTube video's
Hear from one of the industry's finest Randy Tumber as he offers a detailed look at what is involved to design and build natural-looking water features that are effectively integrated into the landscape.
Participants will benefit from technical expertise that creates a completed aesthetic that takes a design beyond the visual to an emotional level.
Segments covered in OL055, the complete Integrating Water Features package include Design, Construction, Rocks, and Placement along with Liners and Leaks

Once registered participants will be sent the pre-recorded video links.

LO member price: $595.00
Non-member price: $695.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Randy Tumber APLD, CLD, CHT, FLP
Date: Friday December 31, 2021 9:00 am - 10:00 am
OL059: Liners and Leaks - Successfully Integrating Water Features Into the Landscape
Pre-recorded YouTube video
In segment four of this series participants learn how to build for success and how to troubleshoot to avoid your worst nightmare.

Once registered participants will be sent the pre-recorded video link

LO member price: $195.00
Non-member price: $295.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Randy Tumber APLD, CLD, CHT, FLP
Date: Friday December 31, 2021 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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: $138.00
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 April 1, 2022 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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: $138.00
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: WPE Landscape Equipment 3165 Unity Dr. Unit 4 Mississauga For directions only call 905 - 569 -2055
Instructor: Representative from, WPE Equipment
Date: Monday February 28, 2022 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LBM139: NEW - Building winning teams: Hire them! Coach them! & Train them to succeed!
In this dynamic and interactive session, we will share and discuss proven strategies, resources, and tools used to create successful team members during four critical phases - recruitment, the “first” day, training, and team member evaluations.
We will discuss management/leadership styles & the importance of company culture to get the most out of your new & current team members.
Learn how to get the most out of team members while keeping them engaged, motivated and productive.

LO member price: $138.00
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Rob Redden, In-Lite Design Corporation
Date: Thursday February 24, 2022 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LP057: NEW - Creating Containers that Perform
A seminar for those who have an interest in container gardening or are looking to start. Participants will learn how to choose from some of the best plants for 3 seasons of containers. Exploring exciting combinations, drought tolerance, pest tolerance, different light exposure, colour combinations, texture, and size.
Participants should come prepared for some hands-on learning (PPE required: gloves and protective eyewear). As part of this seminar participants will take home their container arrangement.
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: Friday March 11, 2022 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
LBM140: NEW - Establish a Solid Business Foundation: A Retailer’s Perspective
A companies business parts - As any owner, operator, you know there’s a lot of them.
During this full-day seminar, attendees will gain insight on how to navigate some of these key areas along with ideas to adapt to today’s new ‘normal’.
Items covered include:
-Basic finance – is a broad term encompassing many areas within your business. Sales, labour, benefits just to name a few. Discuss how they intertwin and come away with a better understanding of its process.
-Creating a positive sales culture - learn how to build on relationships within your team and existing and potential customers
-Hiring, it’s a problem we all face. Participants will gain new ideas to identifying ideal candidates, along with building on maintaining a strong team
-Selling, improve "solution-selling" of new products and services – get your team passionate and enthusiastic about your companies products and services.

LO member price: $138.00
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Art Vanden Enden, Sheridan Nurseries
Date: Thursday March 10, 2022 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LBM142: New - How to Build a Happy, Productive Team
The details discussed in this seminar build off of the learning outcomes of the Feb 16 2022 How to Build a Happy, Productive Team zoom session. However, attending the zoom session is not a prerequisite.
This in-person seminar will teach you how to implement a process to effectively manage landscape maintenance and construction teams by supporting their growth and development to help them to realize their full potential.

LO member price: $106.00
Non-member price: $203.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Andrew Wall, Sandler Training
Date: Tuesday February 22, 2022 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
LD048: NEW - How You Ever Thought of a Water Feature?
This talk will discuss the pros and cons of various types of water features. We’ll then look at design considerations and the basic construction of ponds and waterfalls. The focus will be on natural water features so that they look as if designed by Mother Nature.
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: Robert Pavlis, Aspen Grove Gardens
Date: Thursday March 17, 2022 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
LP059: NEW - Invasive Species in Ontario
Invasive species are becoming common in both our natural areas and in our urban spaces, and it can be challenging to identify them. Plant keys are often used as a tool to identify native plants in a particular region, but these keys don't include the common invasives you may encounter.
In this seminar, we will look at how to identify common invasive species in Ontario, through the use of both dichotomous keys for native species and studying the morphological differences between them and similar-looking invasive species.
Participants will leave with a stronger understanding of plant names, plant morphology and confidence in differentiating between invasives and their native look-alikes.
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: Jodi Healy, Horticulturist
Date: Friday March 25, 2022 9:00 am - 12:00 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: $149.00
Non-member price: $275.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Jennifer Llewellyn, OMAFRA
Date: Wednesday March 30, 2022 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LP058: NEW - Texture Workhorses: Sedges and Grasses
Only recently appreciated, grasses offer interest throughout the year, increase biodiversity and offer sound and movement. Their close relatives, sedges, are indispensable in the fast-growing area of rain gardens. Come broaden your horizons during this half-day seminar.
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: Sean James, Sean James Consulting and Design
Date: Monday March 14, 2022 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
LBM145: NEW- 5 Common Mistakes Business Owners Make
Could your business use a boost?
Join us for Build a Better Business where you’ll learn about 5 common mistakes business owners make and what to do about them. We’ll be covering:
• Five pillars of business success
• Industry best practices
• Key performance indicators
• Valuable resources for you and your company
• Way to increase efficiency and profitability
• Problem solving for whatever you’re dealing with
You’ll be informed, energized, encouraged, and renewed with a fresh vision for your company.

LO member price: $106.00
Non-member price: $203.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Grant Harrison, Nextra Consulting
Date: Tuesday March 1, 2022 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
OL069: NEW- A Team like no other - how to get there
Based on Patrick Lencioni's Classic work on the 5 Dysfunctions Of A Team, this session will demystify why staff don't step up, why there's infighting, and why people leave. Move to your next level of team engagement with this enlightening session and walk away with an evaluation tool to get you started.

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

LO member price: $45.00
Non-member price: $60.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Jacki Hart, Consulting By Hart
Date: Wednesday February 2, 2022 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OL071: NEW- An Introduction to Tree Biology, Health and Stress
The key to ensuring landscape trees thrive is understanding the basics of how they grow. Participants will learn what trees require to reach full health as well as skills to identify tree stresses and how to avoid them.

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

Note: Consider following up with Below the Ground: Introduction to Soils and Tree Roots seminar Mar.14th (LA005) - https://legacy.horttrades.com/seminars/2022-03-14/LA005

LO member price: $45.00
Non-member price: $60.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Tony Lombardi, CLD, Dr. Landscape
Date: Friday February 4, 2022 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
OL075: NEW- Building winning teams: Keep them and train them to succeed
In this dynamic and interactive session, we will discuss strategies used to create successful team members from their first day of employment. Sharing proven strategies, resources, and tools: learn how to get the most out of team members while keeping them engaged, motivated and productive

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

Note: Consider following up with the full-day in-class Building winning teams: Hire them! Coach them! & Train them to succeed! seminar (LBM139) Feb 24th - https://legacy.horttrades.com/seminars/2022-02-24/LBM139

LO member price: $45.00
Non-member price: $60.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Rob Redden, In-Lite Design Corporation
Date: Thursday February 10, 2022 10:00 am - 11:00 am
LBM141: New- Creating Your Sales Success Formula
To gain the maximum benefit from this session, people should bring their 2021 sales data, number of leads, number of 1st meetings, and number of sold projects. If you don’t have this information, that’s o.k., participants will learn how to create their own Success Formula for 2022.

Participants will leave with a known sales process that qualifies and disqualifies people professionally and politely while learning how to convert prospects quickly and efficiently for maximum benefit. Sell profitable jobs while keeping your crews busy all year long! Participants will take away Sandler Training resources to reinforce what they learn.

The details discussed in this seminar build off of the learning outcomes of the Feb 2 2022 Creating Your Sales Success Formula zoom session. However, attending the zoom session is not a prerequisite.

LO member price: $106.00
Non-member price: $203.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Andrew Wall, Sandler Training
Date: Friday February 11, 2022 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
OL070: NEW- Creating Your Sales Success Formula
Demand for Landscape Design/Build Construction projects was immense in 2020 and 2021. Your sales were likely strong and consistent.
Ask yourself, did you still end up spending way too much time with people that did not buy?
Were you convinced that after you showed them the plans and designs they would become customers, but instead shopped your ideas elsewhere?
Time management frustrations, confused why some people made fast decisions while others lingered forever leaving you with no clear path from “hello to sold”?
Wanting the formula for success? Join an industry expert who will share years of experience on how to create a mutually beneficial approach to prospect qualification and close. Be ready to take lots of notes.

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

Note: A in-class Creating Your Sales Success Formula seminar (LBM141) will be offered on Feb 11th - https://legacy.horttrades.com/seminars/2022-02-11/LBM141
Although not a prerequisite to attending participants who attend the Zoom session will build off the lessons learned in this in-class seminar.

LO member price: $45.00
Non-member price: $60.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Andrew Wall, Sandler Training
Date: Wednesday February 2, 2022 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
OL073: NEW- Dig a Little Deeper, Understanding Soils
Discuss the basic components of soil and what makes good soil. The importance of microbes in building soil structure, and how gardeners can improve this. Discussion on common soil myths and ways to add nutrients to the garden.
Finally, we’ll have a look at a new topic in gardening – the rhizosphere. This is a thin layer around roots that will change the way you think about soil.

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

LO member price: $45.00
Non-member price: $60.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Robert Pavlis, Aspen Grove Gardens
Date: Tuesday February 8, 2022 10:00 am - 11:00 am
LC068: NEW- Fundamentals of Working with Flagstone
Used for paving, walkways, driveways, and patios. It can require meticulous skill and patience to install.
Bringing years of stone experience, the instructor will help develop your product knowledge and installation skills further – helping you and your team get closer to piecing the job together.
Topics covered include: Various types of flagstones, understanding sizes, and patterns, how to rock face coping, wet and dry lay techniques, how to tuck point and sponge finish mortar joints.
A two-day seminar, there will be a small hands-on project worked on during these two days. Participants are required to bring the appropriate PPE to participate
Tools needed to participate: Two and four-foot level, hammer for hitting steel chisels, one chisel meant for stone, trowel, hand brush, and one-foot square. Knee pads or a kneeling pad are recommended.
Who should attend: For those who know the basics, this seminar will further develop your product knowledge and installation skills

LO member price: $385.00
Non-member price: $550.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Menno Braam, Whistling Dwarf Stonework
Dates: Wednesday February 9, 2022 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday February 10, 2022 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
OL079: NEW- Ground Covers, Living Alternatives to Asphalt
While hardscaping does cover the ground and is necessary in certain locations there is a range of plants that make excellent ground covers. Turf is certainly one of them but there are areas where mowing is neither possible nor desirable. It’s here that this wide range of densely growing plants with controlled growth can be used to great effect.

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

LO member price: $45.00
Non-member price: $60.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Ken Brown, Gardening Enjoyed
Date: Tuesday February 22, 2022 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OL067: New- Introduction to Dynascape
Zoom sessions will be demonstration-based, it is helpful to have an extra monitor to follow along and apply the learning outcomes on your own screen. Participants need to have the Dynascape program loaded onto their laptops and bring a corded mouse to class.

Note: A full-day in-class Intro to Dynascape seminar (LD025) will be offered on Feb 28th -https://legacy.horttrades.com/seminars/2022-02-28/LD025
Although not a prerequisite to attending participants who attend the Zoom sessions will apply the lessons learned to create a base plan, a planting plan, a hardscaping plan, and if time permits a construction detail during this full-day seminar.

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

LO member price: $135.00
Non-member price: $180.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Beth Edney, CLD, Designs by the Yard
Dates: Monday January 31, 2022 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Monday February 7, 2022 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Monday February 14, 2022 1:00 pm - 2:00 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: $149.00
Non-member price: $275.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Jennifer Llewellyn, OMAFRA
Date: Wednesday April 6, 2022 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
OL064: NEW- Landscape Designer’s Studio – Principles
Important: This is a blended session/seminar - Participants can attend online via Zoom or in class at LO. Is Design subjective? Although most of us have a preference for 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 include: measuring a site, creating site analysis, making functional diagrams, sketching concept plans, drafting preliminary plans, creating master plans, applying design principles

This blended online session and in-class seminar 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.

One Residential Landscape Project will be created from inception to Master Plans over the duration of the day. Attendees will complete each task which will be assessed by the instructor with constructive notes and feedback. It is helpful for attendees to have a working knowledge of a CAD program (ex. Dynascape/AutoCad) or have drafting skills prior to participating.

Recommended References Include:
Residential Landscape Architecture by: Norman Booth/James Hiss
Landscape Graphics by: Grant W. Reid ASLA

For those attending the online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $118.00
Non-member price: $244.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Online Learning
Date: Thursday February 24, 2022 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LBM143: NEW- Leading Your Company To Grow And Prosper
The details discussed in this seminar build off of the online learning outcomes of March 3 2022 Leading your Company to Grow and Prosper zoom session. However, attending the zoom session is not a prerequisite.
Business growth happens when a clear plan is created, shared, and executed. Do you have one? During this session gain insights on how to create it.
Building a business with great people is hard, but it is not impossible. Ask yourself, have you created the company culture you desire? Many people struggle with this exact question. Learn the key ingredients to develop a culture people want to build and stay forever.

Do you hear more excuses or see more actions? Developing a positive culture of accountability allows you to create a profitable company. Learn key approaches to make this happen with people willingly participating.

Looking at your company, do you see “silos of staff protecting themselves” or “groups pulling together to achieve great things”? Ask yourself, do your staff feel you “share the wealth or keep it all for yourself”. Are they motivated to work together?

Coming together or separately it's a great opportunity for owners and managers to discover key ingredients to business success.

LO member price: $106.00
Non-member price: $203.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Andrew Wall, Sandler Training
Date: Friday March 18, 2022 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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

Maximum participants: 8
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Date: Friday March 18, 2022 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
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 18, 2022 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
LE008: New- 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: $138.00
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: WPE Landscape Equipment 151 Hwy#5 Dundas For directions only call 905 - 628 - 3055
Instructor: Representative from, WPE Equipment
Date: Wednesday February 23, 2022 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
OL068: New- Picking the Right Soil
This talk introduces you to some basic concepts about soil and then reviews the function of various components including sand, clay, air, and organic matter.
The presenter will also look at various soil amendments to understand why you might add them to the soil. Then it’s time to select the right soil for various gardening situations

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

LO member price: $45.00
Non-member price: $60.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Robert Pavlis, Aspen Grove Gardens
Date: Tuesday February 1, 2022 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OL080: NEW- Plant Choices: Nativar, Exotic, Invasive. Working toward Environmentally
Let’s play a game. Where in the world do the plants you choose for gardens come from?
One garden, two gardens, three gardens full of exotic species… What are the impacts of our plant choices? One impact - horticulture is a primary source for the introduction of invasive plant species. How do we avoid these costly mistakes? Quite simply, we can encourage the use of more site-appropriate native species to create gardens with a unique Ontario flare, a unique “Sense of Place.”
There are growing opportunities for the eco-conscious landscaper to become a leader, advocate and innovator and to capitalize on the growing interest in gardens that support healthy ecosystems.
Let’s get inspired and explore how we can meet the challenge of developing beautiful, environmentally sustainable, spaces that meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

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

LO member price: $45.00
Non-member price: $60.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Catherine Kavassalis
Date: Wednesday February 23, 2022 10:00 am - 11:00 am
LBM136: New- Profitability Begins Before 7 am -The key to a successful morning roll out
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: $138.00
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Greg Wildeboer, Whispering Pines Landscaping
Date: Thursday March 17, 2022 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
OL077: NEW- Shade Gardening is Actually and Opportunity
Gardening in the shade should not be seen as a challenge but rather an opportunity to use some wonderful plants that are shy about being in full sun. Shape and texture take on greater importance. There is, however, still a good colour palette available to brighten those shady areas.

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

LO member price: $45.00
Non-member price: $60.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Ken Brown, Gardening Enjoyed
Date: Wednesday February 16, 2022 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OL072: NEW- Simply Shrubs!
Focusing on natives and nativars (cultivars of native plants), we’ll talk about some of the best shrubs for all types of gardens from rain gardens through shade and sun and look at tolerance to soil types as well.

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

LO member price: $45.00
Non-member price: $60.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Sean James, Sean James Consulting and Design
Date: Monday February 7, 2022 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OL078: NEW- The How-Tos of Tree Selection, Planting and Spacing
The most important decision in many landscape projects is what trees to choose and how to plant them correctly. This talk will provide a checklist of questions to ask when selecting a tree to ensure participants plant the right tree in the right place. Participants will also learn proper planting techniques and the benefits of correct tree spacing.

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

LO member price: $45.00
Non-member price: $60.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Todd Irvine, MFC, MA, ISA Certified Arborist
Date: Thursday February 17, 2022 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 February 8, 2022 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday February 9, 2022 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LBM138: NEW-Family Businesses: Strategies for Separating the Company from the Family
Family businesses provide a feeling of togetherness; however, differences in opinion can wreak havoc on relationships. Is there a possibility for structures that can help prevent a breakdown in family relationships? Participants will learn strategies for separating the company from the family.
Items covered include:
1. Treat the company as a company & the family as a family
2. How do we recognize when to separate the two
3. Establish conflict resolution mechanisms
4. Have structures in place
5. Forced Communication is a gift! But Why?

Since various sensitive issues arise in a family business, it is advisable to have governance and management structures for almost everything.

On the business side, it is essential to have a Board of Advisors. On the family side, it is advisable to provide tools such as a Family Constitution and create governing structures such as a Family Council, and depending on the size of the family, a Family Office. Learn what these tools are and why you should consider them.

Having these structures in place clarifies the scope of everyone's roles and responsibilities in improving the business's governance and family cohesion.

Together we will earn about an actual case study and maybe bring your own case study to share and learn from. Come prepared for great conversations and great ideas to take back to your own family!

LO member price: $138.00
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Phil Kriszenfeld,Transitions Mediation Consulting Group
Date: Tuesday February 8, 2022 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
OL066: New-Grow your Business by knowing your numbers
This session is for business owners and managers. Together we will take a short but deep dive to spark new thinking on how you could be making more profit in your business, starting with ideas to guide you on figuring out where you're not making money.
We'll review a Top 10 list of what you should be measuring to increase profit, and also show you top tips on how simple it can really be to improve your business results.

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

LO member price: $45.00
Non-member price: $60.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Jacki Hart, Consulting By Hart
Date: Thursday January 27, 2022 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OL074: NEW-How to Build a Happy,Productive Team
Want to know the secret on how to get your team to show up for work each day — happy and ready to perform? This session will teach you how to properly manage people to realize their full potential by providing the support and clarity they need while allowing them to learn, grow and contribute.
Learn the keys to proper people management in this innovative Zoom session.

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

LO member price: $45.00
Non-member price: $60.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Andrew Wall, Sandler Training
Date: Wednesday February 16, 2022 1:00 pm - Tuesday February 16, 2021 2:00 pm
LBM144: NEW-Is Your Money Slipping Through Your Fingers?
Want to eliminate a lot of stress?
Pay attention to your financials! For a lot of owners, financials are intimidating, confusing, and time-consuming (which often means they’re at the bottom of the to-do list). But staying on top of them, reviewing them regularly, and knowing how to interpret them will lead to less stress, better decision making, and more profit!
In this one day seminar we’ll talk about:
• What details you should be reviewing weekly
• What numbers are important and what they actually mean
• Why numbers are not scary

LO member price: $106.00
Non-member price: $203.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Grant Harrison, Nextra Consulting
Date: Wednesday February 23, 2022 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
LD047: NEW-Landscape Designer’s Studio – Principles
Important: This is a blended seminar/session - Participants can attend in class at LO or online via Zoom.
Is Design subjective? Although most of us have a preference for 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 include: measuring a site, creating site analysis, making functional diagrams, sketching concept plans, drafting preliminary plans, creating master plans, applying design principles

This blended online session and in-class seminar 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.

One Residential Landscape Project will be created from inception to Master Plans over the duration of the day. Attendees will complete each task which will be assessed by the instructor with constructive notes and feedback. It is helpful for attendees to have a working knowledge of a CAD program (ex. Dynascape/AutoCad) or have drafting skills prior to participating.

Recommended References Include:
Residential Landscape Architecture by: Norman Booth/James Hiss
Landscape Graphics by: Grant W. Reid ASLA

LO member price: $138.00
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Beth Edney, CLD, Designs by the Yard
Date: Thursday February 24, 2022 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: $203.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Representative of Tri-Shield Consulting Inc.
Date: Monday March 7, 2022 9:00 am - 2:00 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: $203.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Representative of Tri-Shield Consulting Inc.
Date: Wednesday March 9, 2022 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
OL065: New-Measuring the Boss’s Performance
An important reality check for every manager, supervisor, and business owner... In this session join one of the industry's top business coaches and walk through an innovative 'out of the box' evaluation tool for YOUR performance as a manager of others, and the business.
We'll have frank discussions on seven key areas a top manager/leader is really accountable for, and eight crucial skills you're probably not aware that top managers need to be successful.
Leave having filled out your own evaluation form - creating a road map for the next steps to improve your own performance.

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

LO member price: $45.00
Non-member price: $60.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Jacki Hart, Consulting By Hart
Date: Wednesday January 26, 2022 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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

Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Date: Thursday March 17, 2022 9:00 am - 3:30 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: $138.00
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Kyle McLoughlin, Ironwood Arboricultural Solutions
Date: Thursday March 17, 2022 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
OL076: NEW-What We Used to Kill: Caterpillars and Their Host Plants
It wasn’t so long ago that if something was nibbling on our plants, we whipped out the insecticide. In recent years there has been an explosion of interest in pollinators, including butterflies and moths. Folks frequently seek advice to identify various caterpillars, larvae and other insects. Equally important is how to enhance our gardens to provide habitat for these creatures. Host plants and garden maintenance will be topics of discussion.

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

LO member price: $45.00
Non-member price: $60.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Sean James, Sean James Consulting and Design
Date: Monday February 14, 2022 10:00 am - 11:00 am
LC067: New-Working with Natural Stone
As a natural material, stone varies widely, and a range of methods and tools can be used to achieve a similarly wide range of purposes. This seminar will focus on basic techniques of working natural stone with a hammer and chisel, as well as the basic principles of building structurally with natural stone; both dry laid and mortared.
A two-day seminar, there will be a small hands-on project worked on during these two days.
Participants are required to bring the appropriate PPE to participate
Tools needed to participate: Two and four-foot level, hammer for hitting steel chisels, one chisel meant for stone, trowel, hand brush, and a one-foot square
Who should attend: For those who know the basics, this seminar will further develop your product knowledge and installation skills

LO member price: $385.00
Non-member price: $550.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Menno Braam, Whistling Dwarf Stonework
Dates: Wednesday February 2, 2022 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday February 3, 2022 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LC014: Paving Your Way to Perfect Interlock
This hands-on seminar is geared toward individuals looking to develop or improve the practical skills of paving stone installation.
The seminar will spend half the day on interlocking stone installation and the other half on constructing steps using pre-cast walling systems. Participants will build stairs, install interlocking stone and become familiar with installation techniques using a variety of base materials.

Participants are required to bring personal protective equipment including work boots, gloves, eye and hearing protection, particulate mask etc., along with a 2-3 lb. steel mallet, one splitting chisel and one facing chisel.

LO member price: $195.00
Non-member price: $275.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Ryan Heath CLHM, CLHT, Betz Pools Ltd.
Date: Monday February 7, 2022 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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: $138.00
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Jodi Healy, Horticulturist
Date: Wednesday February 23, 2022 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
OL013: Plant Names and why they are important
Plant names uniquely identify each species. Here we will break down how plants are named – based on the International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants and look at how a plant's name can tell you more about what that plant looks like.

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

LO member price: $45.00
Non-member price: $60.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Jodi Healy, Horticulturist
Date: Friday January 28, 2022 10:00 am - 11:00 am
LC040: Precast Retaining Walls from the Ground Up
Learn all there is to know about building retaining walls in this two-day seminar.
Participants will explore why walls fail, proper construction techniques and selecting the walling system to meet your project and permit requirements. The importance of soil structure, drainage, surcharge loads, granular backfill, base preparation, selection and use of geogrids, filter blankets, and proper compaction will be discussed in detail.
Participants will build steps, walls and pillars using various precast retaining wall products. Along with constructing a concrete block wall and face it with natural stone ledge rock. The wall will be capped with hand chiseled coping.
Participants will leave with a sound understanding of how to build retaining walls.

Participants are required to bring personal protective equipment including: work boots, gloves, eye and hearing protection, particulate mask, etc., bring along a 2-3 lb. steel mallet, one splitting chisel and one facing chisel.

LO member price: $385.00
Non-member price: $550.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Ryan Heath CLHM, CLHT, Betz Pools Ltd.
Dates: Monday February 14, 2022 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday February 15, 2022 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
OL058: Rocks and Placement - Successfully Integrating Water Features Into the Landscape
Pre-recorded YouTube video
During this segment learn how to select the correct size, type, shape, and character of the rock, the aesthetics of natural rock placement and presentation, and the importance of safety in working with rocks.

Once registered participants will be sent the pre-recorded video link.

LO member price: $195.00
Non-member price: $295.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Randy Tumber APLD, CLD, CHT, FLP
Date: Friday December 31, 2021 9:00 am - 10:00 am
LS033: Safety, Health and The Law
Safety, Health & the Law is a one-day seminar designed to increase awareness and working knowledge of Ontario's Occupational Health and Safety Act and regulations. Participants are guided through the sections in the Act using a variety of methods to increase learner engagement and improve understanding and retention of concepts including: exercises, self-assessment checklists, case study and video. Includes a comprehensive 76-page participant guide and a copy of the current Carswell Pocket Ontario OH&S Act & Regulations, Consolidated Edition. This training solution meets the mandatory awareness training requirements of Ontario Regulation 297/13.

Topics Include:
*Introduction - The Law - Introduces participants to the Act and components of the 'green book'.
*Taking Responsibility - Introduces how each one of us plays a role in workplace health & safety.
*The Internal Responsibility System - Provides an overview of the interlocking duties, responsibilities and rights of workplace parties.
*Hazard Recognition - Identifies specific workplace hazards and regulations that apply.
*Enforcement - Explains how the Ministry of Labour enforces the Act and how to work with inspectors.
*Resources - Identifies resources that can help.

Upon completion, participants will be able to:
*Identify why workplace health and safety is important.
*Navigate the different components of theAct and regulations.
*Recognize key definitions and duties of workplace parties.
*Identify how to recognize, assess, control and evaluate workplace hazards and review relevant regulations.
*Identify requirements for notices, reporting injuries & illnesses and keeping records.
Seminar is intended for those who are required to use the Act but are not familiar with or experienced in its application or use:
*Managers & supervisors.
*Health and safety coordinators.
*JHSC members (non-certified).
*Anyone responsible for health and safety in the workplace.

LO member price: $240.00
Non-member price: $275.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Kristin Hoffman, WSPS
Date: Thursday February 17, 2022 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LD026: Sketchup: An Intermediate Seminar
This seminar is a follow-up to the Introductory SketchUp seminar, or for users who can competently model and present a simple landscape design, but still want to further advance their skills in SketchUp.

It will introduce participants to more sophisticated SketchUp techniques as applied to the activities of a landscape designer, including terrain modeling, advanced techniques in applying textures to objects, working with component packs, using layers, shadowing, camera angles, basic rendering and general best practices. Upon completing this seminar, you will be able to design and present good quality landscape design work using advanced modeling techniques. The use of Layout (the "sister" software of SketchUp) will be demonstrated by the Instructor Mansoor Ma (OALA; Associate Principal of LANDinc) so that participants can grasp the concept for producing a set of professional quality drawing with ease.

Note: Seminar will be taught through Windows O/S (but participants using Mac O/S can follow along, but not supported)

Participants need to bring:
(1) A laptop with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Safari (for Mac laptops) installed
(2) Subscribe and install SketchUp Pro prior to attending the seminar. (Note: A FREE trial is available for 30 days, so please download the free trial a few days prior to the seminar if you want to try out Sketchup PRO prior to the yearly subscription.) Please go to Sketchup web site (https://www.sketchup.com/plans-and-pricing#for-personal) for detailed information about the software
(3) A mouse with a scroll wheel is recommended to make modeling and navigating much easier
(4) Charger for the laptop for sustaining the battery life for long hours of use
(5) Notepad to write your own notes

LO member price: $275.00
Non-member price: $528.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Mansoor Ma, Land Inc.
Dates: Wednesday February 9, 2022 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday February 10, 2022 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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 job site 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: $190.00
Non-member price: $265.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Herc Rentals 411 Bloor West, Oshawa (905) 404-8411
Instructor: Bruce Hannah, Herc Rentals
Date: Thursday March 17, 2022 9:00 am - 2:00 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 job site 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: $135.00
Non-member price: $190.00
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 23, 2022 9:00 am - 2:00 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 job site 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: $190.00
Non-member price: $265.00
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 24, 2022 9:00 am - 2:00 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 job site 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: $190.00
Non-member price: $265.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Herc Rentals, 2418 Barton St. E., Hamilton (905) 545-2233 (for directions)
Instructor: Bruce Hannah, Herc Rentals
Date: Tuesday March 29, 2022 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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 job site 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: $190.00
Non-member price: $265.00
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 30, 2022 9:00 am - 2:00 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 job site 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: $190.00
Non-member price: $265.00
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 5, 2022 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
LS007: Standard First Aid with CPR Level C and AED Certification
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 4, 2022 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday April 5, 2022 8:30 am - 4:30 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 4, 2022 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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: $135.00
Non-member price: $180.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Kate Seaver, Kate's Garden
Dates: Tuesday February 15, 2022 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thursday February 17, 2022 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tuesday February 22, 2022 1:00 pm - 2:00 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 seminar goes beyond awareness of the legal roles and responsibilities of supervisors and engages participants in identifying real-life challenges and solutions.
Content covers:
* 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 15, 2022 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday March 16, 2022 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
OL063: There are no Indoor Plants
There are no plants that will spontaneously sprout and grow in our indoor spaces.
Indoor plant maintenance is the art of keeping a large semi-tropical / tropical plant alive and looking good and controlling its growth in, for the plant, an alien habitat. The correct combination of light, water, pot size and fertilizer is the secret to successful indoor plant maintenance.

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: 20
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Ken Brown, Gardening Enjoyed
Date: Tuesday November 23, 2021 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OL062: Treat the Company as a Company and the Family as a Family
Families who work together fully understand the headline of this session but are not sure how to live it.
We will spend an hour discussing some communication strategies specifically for family businesses while learning how to create some separation. What should be separate vs what should be part of the dinner discussion? We will create a rough outline of how you will treat business vs family issues in terms of timing, who is involved, structure, and most importantly, how to avoid conflict while moving your family business ahead!

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: 20
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Phil Kriszenfeld,Transitions Mediation Consulting Group
Date: Thursday November 25, 2021 10:00 am - 11:00 am
LA001: Trees and Shrubs: Planting and Maintenance 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: $138.00
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Date: Monday March 21, 2022 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LS023: WHMIS 2015 GHS
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 7, 2022 9:00 am - 10:30 am
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