January 15, 2014
The annual Growers Short Course will take place on Feb. 5, at the Burlington Convention Centre, 1120 Burloak Drive.

This year the program’s theme is Roots and Shoots, with keynote speaker Dr. Ed Gilman, a professor at University of Florida Environmental Horticulture Department, specializing in urban trees and landscape plants.

Gilman works with arborists, consultants, landscape contractors, tree nursery operators, urban foresters, planners, landscape architects and others engaged in tree selection, growing, planting and management issues. His research includes irrigation, fertilization, roots, and other tree transplant and after-care techniques and a recent focus on tree response to pruning.

The event will be sponsored by Plant Products. For more information, contact Kathleen Pugliese at kpugliese@landscapeontario.com.