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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December 2019 – April 2020
Winter Botany | January 15, 16
Identification of deciduous trees and shrubs in the summertime is a piece of cake for most naturalists, avid gardeners, environmental professionals, or outdoor enthusiasts. But what happens in the wintertime when leaves, flowers, and fruits are no longer at our disposal? Woody plants are every bit as recognizable in winter as they are in summer. 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 A. DeBerry
Winter Symposium and 51st CVNLA Short Course and Pesticide Recertification | February 12, 13, 14
Join seasoned gardeners and green industry professionals to explore how concepts of beauty and order are changing based on deep research into how plants behave and how they are reacting to climate change. the importance of native plants and an understanding of plant communities help designers and gardeners create more resilient gardens and contribute to the health of the biosphere in the face of climate change.
Tree Care Symposium | April 3
Tree populations are being affected by changing climates and conditions. This year, we look at how climate is affecting long-range planning for forest management, and review the biomechanics of trees in this new environment. Registration opens January 8.
The Spring/Summer 2020 season of classes will publish on April 1, 2020.
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