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 2018-April 2019

Winter Botany | January 8, 9

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. Lecture, lab, and field practicum.  Instructor: Dr. Douglas A. DeBerry.

Winter Symposium and 50th CVNLA Short Course: Looking Forward, Looking Back | February 13, 14, 15

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.

Tree Care Symposium | April 5

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 2.

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