4th Annual Landscape Skill Builder Series

Join us on Thursday, August 17, 2017 for an interactive opportunity to learn from industry professionals!

Space is limited to 50 participants!

Date: August 17, 2017

Deadline to register: August 12

Location: Rolling Hills Nursery, 873 Museum Road, Rock Hill, South Carolina 29732

Program Schedule

9:15 AM - 9:30 AM:
Pick up Name tags at Rolling Hills Nursery

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM:
Pruning Young Trees for Long Term Structural Development - Paul Thompson, Clemson Extension Service. Pruning allows us to direct and control the growth of plants. Learn how to identify and correct structural problems when trees are young and you can prune with two feet on the ground. Proper pruning in the landscape is important ascetically as well as for the long term health and value of the plant. This program will offer instruction and hands-on opportunity to learn proper pruning techniques for trees and shrubs in the landscape setting.

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM:
How to Properly Read a Pesticide Label and More Safety Info - Drew Jeffers, Clemson Extension Service. This program will take attendees step by step through the information provided on a pesticide label and discuss why it isimportant. The speaker will demonstrate the proper use of various safety clothing ( goggles, gloves, etc) needed when using pesticides and the proper mixing and loading of equipment. 1 SC Pesticide Applicator CEU, 1 NC Pesticide Applicator CEU.

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM:
Small Engine Preventative Maintenance, Repair and Safety - Adam Smith, Power Tool Co. While the talk will be specific to STIHL equipment, the principals will be universal. We will discuss the effects of ethanol, maintenance intervals, how toconduct this maintenance, minor repair tips and tricks, proper product use and safety concerns, and conclude with Q&A.

12:30 AM - 1:15 PM:
LUNCH (included in the registration fee)

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM:
Large Equipment Safety - Blake Hamm Ditch Witch of the Carolinas, This program will cover best practices servicing your machine for minimal down-time. Safety training for proper machine operation and maintenance. Demonstrations with 10+ attachments to make landscape installs more efficient & profitable.

NCLCLB CEU: 1L, 3B for all attending all 4 seminars

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