Whether you are a business owner, or employee, this will be a can’t miss event for anyone who uses plant materials in their work. This clinic will focus on live demonstrations of proper planting techniques, how to assess optimum soil conditions, and how to determine what to do when elements, such as pests and diseases, begin to take their toll on your plant material. Attendees will have access to a wide range of plant material including trees, shrubs and perenialls - gauranteeing we cover all the bases.
COST Members: Before 09/18/18 - $79 After 09/18/18 - $109 Non Member: Before 09/18/18 - $109 After 09/18/18 - $139 Register by September 18, 2018 for early bird rates. Registration closes September 25, 2018. Register online, via email, or call the OLA at 1-800-335-6521
OLA Members - You will be asked to sign-in with your username and password to receive the discounted member price on your registration. If you need password assistance, contact the OLA at 1-800-335-6521 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: Password assistance is available during normal OLA business office hours: Monday thru Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00pm.
GUEST PRESENTERS Chad Clink / Bartlett Tree Experts Chad is a Board Certified Master Arborist with a Master’s degree in Natural Resource Management. He is also a Municipal Specialist and Tree Risk Assessment Qualified with the International Society of Arboriculture and a Licensed Commercial Applicator with the Ohio Department of Agriculture. Chad will be demonstrating proper planting and mulching techniques.
Mike Breth / Indepenent Tree Care Mike is a Plant Health Care Manager with Independent Tree, a company which provides professional/reliable tree care services throughout Northeast Ohio. Mike is an ISA Certified Arborist, a Certified Pesticide Applicator, a Certified Horticulturist and ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualified. With a B.S in chemistry, he eventually made the transition into Plant Health Care gearing his approach to more responsible and sustainable solutions.
James Funai, LIC / Cuyahoga Community College Jim is full-time faculty at Cuyahoga Community College, a NALP accredited associate of applied science in horticulture degree program. He is pursuing a PhD in Landscape Engineering and Forestry and is a Licensed Arborist. He will be discussing soil as an abiotic stress and demonstarting hands-on “in the field” tests to better understand soil’ s physical properties.
Marie McConnell / Lake County Nursery A sales representative with Lake County Nursery - owned by her family - Marie has grown up in the industry. She has an Associate’s Degree from The Ohio State ATI in Applied Sciences and will be demonstrating how to determine the diffence between pest born and environmental born disease, and discussing how to treat the two.
REGISTRATION & SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Online registration for this course is now closed (9/12/18). Class is full.