Solutions for the Current Challenges within the Green Industry

Our industry is always facing challenges that threaten our future. The Green Industry has much improved since the economic downturn of 2007-2009, yet our industry is still rife with challenges and obstacles of business. Whether that be operating on narrow profit margins or contending with hurdles related to labor, regulations, growth management, or not knowing how to navigate the technological advancements in the industry. Some businesses or communities may choose to “wing it,” dealing with each issue as it arises. While that might work when times are good, those strategies typically don’t weather the storm of continuous industry pressures or other calamities. Addressing challenges head on with well-thought-out plans is the best investment of time and money. To assist you in your preparations, this program is intended to call attention to several green industry problems and solutions when dealing with everyday struggles or setbacks within our industry.

Seminar Agenda

8:00 - 8:30 am Registration and Breakfast
8:30 - 8:45 am Welcoming and Seminar Objectives
8:45 - 9:45 am The Evolution Of Web-Based GIS Tree Inventories
Nathan Schuettpelz and Elizabeth Dierickx
9:45 - 10:00 am Break w/Refreshments
10:00 - 11:00 am New and Emerging Insect and Disease Problems
Stephanie Adams
11:00 - 12:00 pm The How’s, What’s, and Why’s of Plant Growth Regulators
Patrick Anderson
12:00 - 12:45 pm Lunch
Catered Hot Lunch from Zilli Hospitality Group
12:45 - 1:00 pm Networking with Speakers and Attendees
1:00 - 2:00 pm Tree Selections for Diversity into 2018 and Beyond
Vanessa Mueller
2:00 - 2:15 pm Break w/Refreshments
2:15 - 3:15 pm Treatment Options for EAB, Products and Methods
Brandon Wickus
3:15 - 3:30 pm Sending Message and Seminar Evaluations

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Featured Speakers:

Nathan Schuettpelz
Consulting Department Manager | Wachtel Tree Science

Elizabeth Dierickx
Marketing Specialist | Plan-It Geo, LLC

Patrick Anderson
Arborologist | Rainbow Treecare Scientific Advancements

Vanessa Mueller
Wholesale Sales Manager/Horticulturist | Johnson's Nursery, Inc.

Stephanie Adams
Research Fellow | Morton Arboretum

Brandon Wickus
Operations Manager | Complete Lawn and Landscape