Friday, March 23, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT
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Trinkle Center: Hillsborough County Comm College 
1206 N. Park Road
Plant City, FL 33563

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Florida Chapter ISA 

Sustainable Landscapes for Trees & Shrubs: Tampa 

Friday, March 23, 2018
Trinkle Center: Hillsborough County Community College
1206 N. Park Road
Plant City - FL  33563

Certified Arborist: 6      BCMA 6 (1.25-M   3.25-P   1.5-S)
FNGLA: 4     LIAF: 4


8:00 am Registration

8:30 am - 9:45 am
Managing Trees During Construction
Rob Northrop, University of Florida, IFAS Extension
Preserving trees during development and redevelopment can be a challenge.  In this session we will take a fresh look at tree preservation during construction.

9:45 am - 10:30 am
Managing Urban Soil for Sustainable Landscapes
Dr. Bill Donovan, Palm Beach State College, Palm Beach, FL
Soil is the life-blood of plants. In this session Dr. Donavan will discuss how to assess and manage Florida urban soils.

10:30 am Break with refreshments

10:40 am - 12:00 pm
Planting, Establishing, and Long-Term Irrigation
Dr. Stephanie Parker, Mainscape, Deland, FL
Learn to plant, establish, and irrigate trees and other woody plants properly to assure their long-term survival in Florida landscapes.

12:00 pm -1:00 pm Lunch (provided)

1:00 - 2:30   
Tree Species Selection Impacts Sustainability
Timothee Sallin, Cherry Lake Tree Farm, Groveland, FL
Selecting the correct tree for each site is critical for its long-term survival. In this session Timothee will discuss new and proven favorite trees and shrubs.

2:30 – 2:45    Break with refreshments   

2:45 – 4:00   
Why Landscapes Fail
Dr. Gail Hansen, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
We have seen landscapes fail and the reasons are often predictable. This session will discuss why landscapes fail so you can avoid these common pitfalls.

Adjourn and Sign for CEUs



Dr. Bill Donovan is an Adjunct Instructor of Environmental Horticultural at Palm Beach State College where he teaches on soils and fertilizers providing a study of soil characteristics, classifications, testing, and plant nutrition as well as management of soils and amendments for specific horticultural purposes by understanding soil reaction and types and uses of fertilizers.

Dr. Gail Hansen is an associate professor in the Environmental Horticulture Department at the University of Florida,  She is a faculty member in the Center for Landscape Conservation and Ecology (CLCE) where her extension program addresses best design practices for residential and urban landscape design.  Dr. Hansen has an MLA and PhD in landscape architecture.  She worked for a private landscape architecture firm in Gainesville, FL for eight years and as an adjunct faculty for seven years in the landscape architecture department at UF before joining the environmental horticulture department where she teaches the residential landscape design course.

Rob Northrop is an extension forester for the University of Florida. His work involves teaching urban and community forestry to natural resource and landscape professionals, providing conservation planning assistance to local, state and federal governments and community associations, and applied research into the changing character and ecological function of the Tampa Bay Watershed’s urbanizing forest.

Dr. Stephanie Parker is a Florida native with 28 years in the green industry, starting with owning a landscaping company in 1990.  She earned a B.S. in microbiology in 1999 and a Doctorate of Plant Medicine in 2004 from University of Florida.  She is also an ISA Certified Arborist with TRAQ credential. She started a consulting firm, PHC Professionals, Inc. in 2010 to offer plant health consultation including diagnosis of tree, turf and shrub disorders, offering prescriptive and custom agronomic programs, and training to multiple sectors in the green industry.  She has been with Mainscape, Inc for the past 3 1/2 years in the role of Regional  Director of Agronomy.  Her passion is helping those who manage turf, ornamentals and trees understand how to perform comprehensive evaluation of plant problems and devise sustainable solutions. 

Timothee Sallin is President of Cherrylake in Groveland, FL. Timothee is responsible for guiding the implementation of strategy and providing executive leadership to the company operations. He is passionate about connecting with leaders in the landscape, construction, design and planning industries in order to build beautiful, functional and sustainable landscapes.

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