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Turf Tactics and Techniques - Aug. 18th

Thursday, August 18, 2022 (4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.) 
CEUs: 3-MDA (Commercial Core, 3A or 6) 
Speaker: Tom Bergschwenger, Owner, Natural Approach Lawn & Tree
Sponsored By: Banner Sales & Consulting, Inc.
In this session we will demonstrate the proper and safe techniques for lawn care applications, both dry and liquid, including the best equipment to use and how to use and maintain it. From push spreaders to Permagreens, from hand cans to hose sprayers, attendees will see it all! Learn correct bordering techniques, and gain insight into products, not only what is effective to use, but also measuring techniques using devices such as tip-and-pour, graduated cylinders and mixing pitchers. Great for new hires or seasoned veterans, don’t miss this chance to learn all the tricks of the turf trade! For more information or to register, click here.

Tree Climbing, Fall Protection & Work Positioning

Monday, September 19, 2022, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
This course is designed to educate participants about legislation and safety requirements as they pertain to working in trees, as well as training participants in climbing techniques, gear, knots, hitches and climbing definitions. Work positioning and fall protection techniques will also be demonstrated. 
CEUs: 5.5-CTSP CEUs; 5.5-ISA CEUs
For more information or to register, click here.


Wednesday, October 5, 2022, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Join us for a day of design education, discussion, and inspiration at the state-of-the-art Edsel & Eleanor Ford House Visitor Center. This all-day event will take place in the Lakeshore Room, where floor-to-ceiling windows showcase unparalleled views of Ford Cove and the surrounding landscape. Presentations will include "Innovative Approaches to the Layers of Midwestern Living Landscapes" featuring Keynote Speaker Rick Darke, Rick Darke LLC and "The Michigan Garden" featuring speakers Ann Weiland and Julie Sajtar, Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects. Bring your questions and interact with the Design Symposium Panel, a panel composed of a designer, a nurseryman, and a Plant Health Care professional, who will share their strategies for dealing with insects/diseases, cultural and planting issues, and offer helpful advice for the landscape designer. The day will end with a tour of the Ford House Visitor Center Landscape where attendees will see one of the last remaining Jensen landscapes and the newly installed visitor center landscape that features bioswales, native plants and a developing prairie. Don't miss this exciting event! For more information or to register, click here.