Featuring the Landscape Contractors and Grounds Management Lecture

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
2:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Fontana Primavera Event Centre, 77 Woodstream Blvd, Vaughan, ON L4L 7Y6

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2:00 p.m. Registration
2:30 p.m. Grounds Lecture: Improve Your Game –
Diagnosing Tree Health Issues For Better Customer Service - Jennifer Llewellyn
3:30 p.m. Break
3:45 p.m.
Grounds Lecture: The Importance of Inventory Management and Mapping in
Relation to Maintenance - Jeff McMann
4:45 p.m. Grounds Lecture: New Plants and 2016 Trial Garden Results - Rodger Tschanz
5:30 p.m. Reception with cash bar
6:00 p.m. Dinner
6:45 p.m. Partner Updates
7:15 p.m. Contractor Lecture: Presentation from Contractor - Joseph Morello & 
Landscape Architect - Patrick Morello
8:15 p.m. Break
8:30 p.m. Contractor Lecture continued
9:30 p.m. Reception with cash bar until 10:30 p.m.

LECTURE: Improve Your Game – Diagnosing Tree Health Issues For Better 
Customer Service
Jen will discuss some of the top tree health issues and new resources that you can use to improve your customer service visits (i.e. make you look smart in 
front of your clients).

Jennifer Llewellyn, M.S.c. - Ontario Ministry of Agriculture,
Food and Rural Affairs

Jen is the Provincial Nursery and Landscape Specialist with OMAFRA and has been for over 17 years. She holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Horticulture from the University of Guelph. Read more...
LECTURE: The Importance of Inventory Management and Mapping In 
Relation to Maintenance
We will look at the history and tools used in the process of inventorying trees
and plants. A real situation case study of the process of implementing a system for a 200 acre site with some of the associated challenges. The resultant data will be analyzed and the importance for maintenance will be discussed.

Jeff McMann, NPD, ISA, CHT, TRAQ - Mount Pleasant Group
Jeff McMann works for the Mount Pleasant Group of Cemeteries as the Arbor Services Co-ordinator. He is a graduate of the Niagara Parks School of Horticulture and is also an ISA certified arborist. Read more...

LECTURE: New Plants and 2016 Trial Garden Results
The performance of new annuals and perennials from the 2016 trial season will
be discussed in this presentation. Emphasis will be given to:
  • The trial garden favourites as chosen by trial visitors and trial judges alike.
  • Unique and unusual plant entries.
  • Low maintenance and disease tolerance qualities of the trial entries
  • And general ornamental value to the end user.

Rodger Tschanz - University of Guelph
Rodger Tschanz has worked in the field of horticulture at the University of Guelph since graduating in 1989. He is currently a research technician with the Department of Plant Agriculture at the University of Guelph. Read more...

LECTURE: Presentation from Landscape Contractor and
Landscape Architect

Join Joe Morello for a pictorial lecture on construction projects in his portfolio, presenter from the Landscape Contractors point of view and Patrick Morello, the other brother, will present the same projects from the Landscape Architects's point of view.

Joe Morello - Premier Landscaping and Design Ltd.
Joe Morello is president and owner of Premier Landscaping and Design Ltd. and has been in business since 1990. Premier Landscaping & Design Ltd. has developed a solid presence in the landscape industry in the Greater Toronto area and has formed great relationships with many private and public clients.

Patrick Morello, OALA, CSLA, ASLA, IFLA - LANDinc
As founder and President of LANDinc Patrick has guided the development of the firm from a small Landscape Architecture Practice in 1999 to an integrated multidisciplinary firm today. He leads in the business development and procurement of the firm’s projects in Canada and throughout North Africa, the Middle East and internationally for both the Private and Public Sectors. Patrick also leads a multi-disciplinary team of urban designers, architects and landscape architects on projects throughout the world. Read more...

$40 for member or non-member 

Ticket includes dinner.

Element Vaughan Southwest
6170 Hwy 7, Woodbridge, ON L4H 0R2
(905) 264.6474

Courtyard Toronto Vaughan
150 Interchange Way, Concord, ON L4K 5P7
(905) 660.9938
Hosted by Landscape Ontario's Landscape Contractor Sector Group
and the Grounds Management Sector Group

Any questions? Contact Amy@LandscapeOntario.com for more information.