Dane S. Shota has over 20 years of experience working at Orange County Nursery Inc. dealing with bare root, container, and box trees for orchards, landscape architects, contractors, and the nursery industry. Being an in-house Certified arborist, his job was to diagnose underperforming landscapes and instructing nurseries of proper tree care. Since most of the problems usually dwell within the soil, his interests lie in promoting cutting edge technology for healthy soil improvement. He has worked with major nurseries on implementing growing systems for propagation, starting trees off with a great root formation. He is now working with landscape architects in southern California on their soil and plant specifications.