ProHort Lawn & Landscape Update Programs

Image of a landscape fire.

Image of a landscape fire.

Annual workshops for nursery & green industry professionals, public works employees, landscape managers, arborists, tree board volunteers and cemetery & grounds keepers.

2024 Winter Lawn & Landscape Update Programs

Final programs March 7, March 14 & April 4. 

Sites:

Session Topics: 
Pesticide Communications
Pest control is a major component of turf and tree care. Some clients get nervous at the mention of the use of a pesticide, while others are misinformed. Knowing how to address your customer's concerns about pesticides is essential to running a viable business. Effective messaging components and techniques will be shared.

Fire Smart Landscaping
Wildfires were headline news in 2023, including the Lahaina, Hawaii fire and scores of fires across Canada. It’s comfortable to think a devastating wildfire can’t happen in your area, but it’s better to be aware of the possibility and be prepared. Learn the aspects of Fire Smart Landscaping including creating a defensible space, planning ahead for a fire event, and management of the surrounding landscapes to decrease potential fire damage.

Mulch - Beyond Basics
Applications of mulch are one of the best - and simplest - ways to improve growing conditions for plants, while also improving soil quality. Let's go beyond the basics of using mulch and take a deeper dive into the following:

  • Benefits of mulch.
  • Perceived problems caused by mulch and how they can be avoided.
  • Pros and cons of different mulch products.

Trunk Injections: Tree Biology, Techniques and Injection Systems
A growing number of tree professionals are protecting trees from disease and insect invasion, or controlling existing problems, with injectable pesticides. Learn about the pros and cons of tree injections, common products used and the best methods for application, helping you keep client trees healthy for many years to come.

Basic Agenda - actual agenda will vary by site. 

  • 8-8:30 am Registration & refreshments
  • 8:30-9 am Welcom & Local Items of Interest
  • 9-10 am Pesticide Communications
  • 10:15 - 11:15 am Fire Smart Landscaping
  • 11:15-12:00 pm Problem Identification Contest
  • 12:00-12:45 pm Lunch
  • 1-2 pm Mulch - Beyond Basics
  • 2:15-3:15 pm Trunk Injections: Tree Biology, Techniques and Injection Systems
  • 3:15-3:30 pm Closing Announcements 

For more information, contact any member of the ProHort team. Register now! 

Recorded Programs

2023 Fall Virtual Programs

2021 Virtual Workshops

  • Weathering the Storms of Turfgrass Diseases |Recording
  • Turf Pests & Problems Quiz | Recording - Hone your skills!
  • Is Your Turf Another Animal’s “Home Turf”? | Recording
  • It’s Not Easy Being Green: Trees in a Changing Environment | Recording
  • Tree Pests & Problems Quiz | Recording - Hone your skills!
  • Countering Emerald Ash Borer (EAB): An In-depth Look at Common Systemic Insecticides | Recording, Handout

The ProHort Team includes: