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Advanced Tree Climbing School
Advanced Tree Climbing School - Workshops Workshops
For individuals with tree climbing experience to learn more about the skill and safety of expert tree climbing. More
Apple trees in decline. Photo: Kari Peter, Penn State
Reminder About the Tree Assistance Program - News News
The Tree Assistance Program (TAP) provides financial assistance to qualifying orchardists, Christmas tree, and nursery tree growers to replant or rehabilitate eligible trees, bushes, and vines lost by natural disasters. More
Employee Landscape Training: Planting, Mulching, and Watering
Employee Landscape Training: Planting, Mulching, and Watering - Tools and Apps Tools and Apps
$49.00
These 10 videos help landscape businesses train beginner and seasonal employees to inspect and handle nursery stock, dig, edge, mulch, water, and stake trees. More
Employee Landscape Training: Pruning Basics
Employee Landscape Training: Pruning Basics - Tools and Apps Tools and Apps
$79.00
These 17 videos help landscape businesses train beginner and seasonal employees in pruning trees, shrubs, vines, and herbaceous plants, and apply the skills at work. More
Image courtesy of wearebloom.org
BLOOM! A Movement to Improve the World Through the Power of Plants - News News
In response to rising plant blindness among American youth, a new campaign is inspiring young people to appreciate the plant world, and to see themselves engaged personally and professionally in that world. More
Estimating and Bidding for Landscape Installation
Estimating and Bidding for Landscape Installation - Workshops Workshops
A two-day intensive workshop created to guide landscape business operators on how to create profitable installation bids. More
Comunicación es la llave del éxito en una empresa, especialmente una granja con empleados bilingües.
Habilidades de Comunicación en su Operación Hortícola - Articles Articles
La comunicación es un factor importante en la eficiencia de la operación de cualquier lugar de trabajo. More
Which Pesticide License Does Your Business Need?
Which Pesticide License Does Your Business Need? - Articles Articles

Which Pesticide License Does Your Business Need?

乐动体育注册 Ruth Benner

In Pennsylvania, Green Industry professionals who use pesticides need to understand the Pennsylvania pesticide laws and how to comply with them. More
Design with Confidence Landscapes and Gardens
Design with Confidence Landscapes and Gardens - Workshops Workshops
Landscape contractors and garden enthusiasts are invited to attend this multi-day introduction to residential landscape design. More
Does Your Green Industry Business Need a Registered Technician? Does Your Green Industry Business Need a Registered Technician? - Articles
In Pennsylvania, anyone making pesticide applications to land that they do not own or lease is required to have at least one Certified Pesticide Applicator. More
Tree Climbing School
Tree Climbing School - Workshops Workshops
Learn the fundamentals of tree maintenance and how to safely climb trees in this three-day course. More
Proper mulching of the soils surrounding the tree is an important component of tree care. Photo: V. Cotrone, Penn State
Making Sure Your Young Shade Trees Survive - Articles Articles

Making Sure Your Young Shade Trees Survive

乐动体育注册 Vincent Cotrone

Whether you just planted one tree or seventy five this spring, having a plan to care for them is key to their survival. More
Salt damage on a Leyland cypress. Photo: Tom Ford
Techniques for Dealing with Road Salt Injury - Articles Articles
Sodium chloride remains the predominant deicing compound utilized by residential property owners, township supervisors, and landscape contractors in our region. More
Christmas Trees
Christmas Trees - Articles Articles

Christmas Trees

乐动体育注册 Rick Bates, Ph.D.

Christmas trees may be grown in many areas of Pennsylvania however; you will need to absorb the input costs before seeing a return on your investment. More
The Green Industry
The Green Industry - Articles Articles
The green industry in Pennsylvania consists of four main categories, landscaping, ornamentals, floriculture, and turf and each has unique markets and strengths. More
Photo: Chris Evans, University of Illinois, Bugwood.org, annual sowthistle, Sonchus oleraceus
Annual Sowthistle - Articles Articles

Annual Sowthistle

Tim Abbey

Annual sowthistle (Sonchus olearaceus) is one of the annual thistles. More