Arboriculture Trees & Shrubs Seminars
LP003: New-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. 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.
Note: Consider continuing with LA005 An introduction to Soil & Tree below the Ground and LA001 Planting & Maintenance Practices for Tree & Shrubs.

LO member price: $125.00
Non-member price: $240.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Jeff Thompson, Thompson Environmental
Date: Thursday February 8, 2018 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LA005: Introduction to Soil and Tree Below the Ground
Approximately 40% 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 function is an essential part of any comprehensive maintenance program.
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: $125.00
Non-member price: $240.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Todd Irvine, MFC,MA,ISA Certified Arborist
Date: Monday March 5, 2018 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 mulching, watering, soil enrichment, staking, and formative pruning.
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 topics discussed in this semianr build off of topics discussed in LA005. However, LA005 is not a prerequisite if you already have a basic understanding of tree biology and soils.

LO member price: $125.00
Non-member price: $240.00
Maximum participants: 40
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Todd Irvine, MFC,MA,ISA Certified Arborist
Date: Thursday March 8, 2018 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.
Hands-on instruction:
Participants should dress for the weather, and bring PPE (personal protection equipment): gloves, CSA- approved footwear, eyewear, etc., and hand secateurs, for outdoor instruction.

LO member price: $125.00
Non-member price: $240.00
Maximum participants: 15
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Drew Christie
Date: Wednesday March 21, 2018 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LP001: New-Woody Plants: Their Appeal and Uses in the Landscape
This popular seminar will provide participants with an in-depth look at a large variety of trees, shrubs and evergreens in the landscape. It will cover the characteristics of native versus non-natives, plant installation for suitability, maintaining and pruning techniques, and choosing the right plant for difficult situations such as salt exposure, clay or sandy soil, seasonal flooding or dry conditions. There's always a right plant for each place. This seminar is for anyone with a desire to know more about woody plants, or is looking for more confidence when recommending them to customers. Participants are urged to bring their questions.
Consider continuing with TM006 IPM in the Woody Landscape

LO member price: $250.00
Non-member price: $480.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Sean James, Sean James Consulting and Design
Dates: Thursday March 22, 2018 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Friday March 23, 2018 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.
Hands-on instruction:
Participants should dress for the weather, and bring PPE (personal protection equipment): gloves, CSA- approved footwear, eyewear, etc., and hand secateurs, for outdoor instruction.

LO member price: $125.00
Non-member price: $240.00
Maximum participants: 15
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Drew Christie
Date: Friday March 23, 2018 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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