Arboriculture Trees & Shrubs Seminars

LA009: NEW-Tree and Shrub Identification
This seminar will demystify the identification of trees and shrubs in the landscape. Participants will learn how to differentiate between commonly grown trees and shrubs using simple morphological characteristics. Participants will learn how to recognize common plant families, how to use simple dichotomous keys and learn which resources can be used to identify common woody plants.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Jodi Healy Mohawk College
Date: Monday November 11, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LP003: MODIFIED-Expand your Knowledge of Native Trees and Shrubs
Landscape surroundings are changing and customers are asking for more sustainable ways of caring for their properties. This seminar will provide environmentally sound solutions for landscape designers and contractors, reviewing the wide variety of native herbaceous and woody plant species available for erosion-prone and problem areas.
Discussions will also focus on the wide variety of native plants that enhance the look and feel of a project while drawing in pollinators. There are over 100 species of native trees and shrubs available to the landscape professional, but only a fraction is used. Participants will leave with more confidence incorporating native plants into their next residential or public landscape project.
Consider continuing with seminars Below the Ground: Introduction to Soils and Trees, Planting and Maintenance Practices for Trees and Shrubs.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Jeff Thompson, Thompson Environmental
Date: Tuesday February 25, 2020 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LA005: Below the Ground: Introduction to Soils and Tree
Approximately 40 percent of a tree's biomass is below ground, as a vast network of roots. Because roots lie out of sight, their care and protection are often overlooked, resulting in poor performance. Understanding how roots grow and the importance of healthy soil is vital knowledge for anyone working with trees to understand.
This seminar will cover:
*Basics of tree biology
*Root growth and soil science
*Importance of healthy soil and proper nutrient cycling
*How to assess soil conditions to improve soil health
*How to help protect tree roots during construction
*Routine maintenance for root and soil health
Participants are encouraged to ask questions and share case studies from their own work experiences. Landscape designers, technicians, contractors and architects, along with property managers, groundskeepers and arborists should attend.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Todd Irvine, MFC, MA, ISA Certified Arborist
Date: Monday March 16, 2020 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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