Arboriculture Trees & Shrubs Seminars
LP003: Expand your Knowledge of Native Trees and Shrubs
There are over 100 species of native trees and shrubs available to the landscape professional, but only a fraction are used. Learn more about native Ontario species and their unique characteristics and appropriate uses in landscape. Discussion will revolve around examples of trees and shrubs for challenging soils, small spaces, extreme heat and salt locations. Featuring trees and shrubs of all shapes, sizes, uses and horticultural values, this popular seminar is beneficial to commercial landscapers, landscape designers and parks professionals.
Consider continuing with seminars Below the Ground: Introduction to Soils and Trees, Planting and Maintenance Practices for Trees and Shrubs or Expand Your Knowledge of Herbaceous's and Woody Plants.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Home2Suites by Hilton 8490 Parkhill Dr., Milton for directions only call 289-878-3800
Instructor: Jeff Thompson, Thompson Environmental
Date: Wednesday February 20, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LA005: Below the Ground: Introduction to Soils and Tree
Approximately 40 per cent 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
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.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: Home2Suites by Hilton 8490 Parkhill Dr., Milton for directions only call 289-878-3800
Instructor: Todd Irvine,MFC,MA,ISA Certified Arborist
Date: Monday March 11, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LA001: Planting and Maintenance Practices for Trees and Shrubs
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:
Please 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.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 40
Location: Home2Suites by Hilton 8490 Parkhill Dr., Milton for directions only call 289-878-3800
Instructor: Todd Irvine,MFC,MA,ISA Certified Arborist
Date: Monday March 18, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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.
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.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 15
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Drew Christie, Ground Covers Unlimited
Date: Thursday March 21, 2019 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.
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.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 15
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Drew Christie, Ground Covers Unlimited
Date: Monday March 25, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
TM006: IPM in the Woody Landscape
For arborists, landscape, parks and garden maintenance workers and garden centre employees who want to know more about pest management. This well-received seminar will cover the most common diseases, insects and mites that affect trees and shrubs in Ontario.
It will train you to look for harmful pests, and how to identify environmental and physiological disorders that are often the underlying cause.
This seminar includes in-depth knowledge on pest identification, with emphasis on early detection and the timing for best results to keep woody plants healthy.
Feel free to bring your pest problems to this seminar. You will leave with answers, better problem solving skills and so much more.
Note: IPM -5.67 CEC's awarded

LO member price: $148.50
Non-member price: $275.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: Home2Suites by Hilton 8490 Parkhill Dr., Milton for directions only call 289-878-3800
Instructor: Jennifer Llewellyn,OMAFRA
Date: Tuesday March 26, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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