Green Industry Professional Programs

Participate in symposia on a variety of topics, or take a class to advance your knowledge and help meet continuing education requirements.  Courses and symposia are designed at an intermediate or advanced level with green industry professionals in mind.  Many courses offer continuing education credits through a variety of allied professional organizations.

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Class Schedule December-April 2018

Winter Botany | January 8, 9

This course reveals all of the characteristics that woody plants leave behind during the winter months. Learn how to use this information to identify woody plants to the species level. The Winter Botany curriculum focuses on use of dichotomous keys and familiarizing attendees with the technical terminology surrounding identification of plants in winter. Instructor: Dr. Douglas DeBerry

Contact Hours: 14

Winter Symposium and CVNLA Short Course: Gardening with Purpose and Passion | February 14, 15, 16

Three days of horticultural excellence for green-industry professionals and seasoned gardeners. On Wednesday and Thursday of this annual symposium, explore with green industry colleagues ideas about how we bring plants together to create more purposeful designs that deliver ecologically sensitive and sublimely beautiful environments. Friday is devoted to Pesticide Applicator Recertification.

Contact Hours: Day 1 offers 5.75 hours, Day 2 offers 4.5 hours

Tree Care Symposium: Practices to Ensure Great Trees | March 22

This symposium looks at how tree populations are changing and considers approaches to selecting species adaptable to climate change.  We also examine practices for moving and planting trees effectively and review diagnostic practices.

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