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October 23rd & 24th  |  9:00 AM — 3:00 PM  |  Long Beach Convention Center

The Landscape Expo Seminar Schedule

The Landscape Expo - Long Beach (TLE-LB) is hosting nearly 60 CEU approved seminars and workshops. Tracts include: the TLE Tree Academy, irrigation, design, firescaping, maintenance, sustainability, turf, pest control, plant selection, water, composting, drought, mwelo, business and how to! All you need to grow. CEU credits can be earned from the following associations: APLD, DPR, IA, ISA, NALP, PGMS, QWEL, TCIA.

Speakers in Alphabetical Order

Allister Cooney, CLA

Allister has 26 years of experience in the field of landscape architecture, irrigation design and contracting. Allister is a CA licensed Landscape Architect.

Subsurface Dripline in Turf Areas
Wednesday, Oct. 23rd 9:30 - 11:30 AM

Dripline Installation and Maintenance
Thursday, Oct. 24th 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Ann Hope

Ann Hope began her career in Integrated Pest Management in 1997. For the last fifteen years, Ann worked for a Micro-Injection Manufacturer, and recently decided to go back into the field to work. Ann is a Certified Arborist and holds a license from DPR (QAL).

How to Use Less Pesticides on Trees
Wednesday, Oct. 23rd 2:00 - 3:30 PM

Ben Gooden

CEO of Citygreen Systems USA, Canada and Australia. Ben has been developing systems for healthy trees in cities for several decades - many of his products and systems are now being used in Europe, UK, Canada, USA, New Zealand, UAE, Singapore, Taiwan, Korea.

Top Down Design for Cooler Streets and Public Spaces
Wednesday, Oct. 23rd 2:00 - 3:30 PM

Bert Lopez

Mr. Lopez is a graduate of Cal Poly Pomona Polytechnic University. He earned his Bachelor's in Science in Agricultural Biology with an emphasis in Integrated Pest Management.

Grubs in the Landscape
Thursday, Oct. 24th 8:00 - 9:30 AM

Brandon Burgess

With more than 12 years of experience in landscaping and 8 years experience in the irrigation industry, Brandon serves as the Chino Basin Water Conservation District's Conservation Specialist I.

Watering on a Budget: How to Create, Utilize, and Stay on Budget
Wednesday, Oct. 23rd 2:00 - 3:30 PM

Bryan Peck

Bryan is a Parks Administrator with the City of Santa Clarita. He holds a Qualified Applicator Certificate from the California DPR and is an active member in both the Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) and the California Parks and Recreation Society (CPRS).

What is Integrated Pest Management?
Thursday, Oct. 24th 12:00 - 1:30 PM

Craig Borland

Craig Borland has worked for Toro Irrigation/Irritrol for the past 20 years. During that time, he has managed the Controller Repair Department and the Service Center Repair program.

Irrigation Field Wiring Troubleshooting
Thursday, Oct. 24th 10:00 - 11:30 AM

Danny Smith

Daniel Smith has been in the landscape industry for just over 10 years. His passion for landscape water management started when he was hired as an Irrigation Helper for the city of Tustin, California while attending Irvine Valley College.

The Future of Turf Parkways
Wednesday, Oct. 23rd 12:00 - 1:30 PM

Dawn Fluharty

Dawn Fluharty currently serves as a Regional Technical Manager for Arborjet, of Woburn, MA, an ISA national member. In her current role, Dawn provides training and support to arborists, foresters, municipalities and industry leaders, who are evaluating treatment options for tree pests & diseases across the northwestern United States.

Welcome to Beetlemania: Identification of Friend or Foe or Those You Can Ignore
Wednesday, Oct. 23rd 8:00 - 9:30 AM

Dawn Hollingsworth and Jim Ply

Dawn Hollingsworth, CLD, FIALD, WELL AP is Principal of Darkhorse Lightworks. In addition to her professional practice, Dawn teaches at Otis College of Art and Design and serves on the Board of Directors for the International Landscape Lighting Institute, along with Jim Ply. He is also Principal of Oak Crest Landscape with over 34 years of professional experience in all facets of landscape design and installation.

The Art of Landscape Illumination
Thursday, Oct. 24th 10:00 - 11:30 AM

Doug Callison

Doug Callison is the Senior Water Conservation Manager for Rain Bird in Southern California and Hawaii. He is involved with new product development and works with commercial users to develop water conservation solutions.

2-Wire Controllers (Outdoor Workshop)
Wednesday, Oct. 23rd 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Douglas Kent

Douglas has two master degrees in land management, has written five books, and has led three other statewide public education campaigns. Doug teaches at Cal Poly Pomona, within the departments of Landscape Architecture and Regenerative Studies.

Firescaping: Protecting California's Properties and Communities
Wednesday, Oct. 23rd 10:00 - 11:30 AM

Greg Rubin

Greg Rubin was recently named the 2018 Horticulturist of the Year by the San Diego Horticultural Society. He is the president and founder of California's Own Native Landscape Design, Inc.

Firewise Native Landscaping: Secrets to Success
Thursday, Oct. 24th 8:00 - 9:30 AM

Greg Zoll

Greg is a Licensed Landscape Architect with nineteen years of experience in landscape architecture, landscape construction, landscape maintenance management, and water conservation.

Designing for Wildland Fires: Fuel Modification and Fire Restoration
Wednesday, Oct. 23rd 8:00 - 9:30 AM

Landscape Drainage Design and Construction: The Art and Engineering of Landscape Drainage
Wednesday, Oct. 23rd 10:00 - 11:30 AM

An Introduction to Reading Landscape Plans for Construction
Wednesday, Oct. 23rd 2:00 - 3:30 PM

Janet Hartin

Janet Hartin is a nationally and internationally recognized environmental horticulturist who has conducted research and education as a University of California Cooperative Extension Horticulturist in Southern California for 34 years.

Drought Tolerant, Pest-Resistant Trees for Tomorrow
Wednesday, Oct. 23rd 10:00 - 11:30 AM

Jim Baird, Ph.D.

Jim Baird has been the Turfgrass Specialist at the University of California, Riverside since 2008. His primary responsibilities include conducting research and providing outreach for the California turfgrass industry.

Managing Weeds in Turf
Thursday, Oct. 24th 10:00 - 11:30 AM

Jim McClain

Jim McClain is SVP of Business Development for Agribiotic Products, Inc., a worldwide marketer of Agribiotic Microbes with SumaGrow™, a formula of microbes for agriculture and horticulture developed at Michigan State University.

Soil Health Equals Plant Health
Thursday, Oct. 24th 12:00 - 1:30 PM

Jodie Sheffield

Jodie Sheffield is the Sod & Seed Specialist in charge of Research and Development for Delta Bluegrass Company located in Stockton, California.

Re-Learning Landscaping: How to Achieve and Maintain Turf Areas in Urban Landscapes
Wednesday, Oct. 23rd 8:00 - 9:30 AM

Joe Frisbie

Joe has been in the industry since 1980 and has diverse experience as a backflow tester and certified arborist. He has qualified as a QAC and QAL and taken on the CLCA Water Management program. He also consults on water resource management and MWELO compliance.

Non-Toxic Weed & Disease Management
Thursday, Oct. 24th 10:00 - 11:30 AM

John Greenlee

John Greenlee is the founder of Greenlee Nursery, the oldest specialty grass nursery on the West Coast. He is the author of The Encyclopedia of Ornamental Grasses and The American Meadow Garden.

What's New in the World of Ornamental Grasses and Maintaining Grasses in the Landscape
Thursday, Oct. 24th 12:00 - 1:30 PM

Jorge Ochoa

Jorge Ochoa is the lead instructor for the Long Beach City College horticulture program. He has previously worked for the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks cataloging rare and unusual trees.

What Happens When People Don't Care About Trees?
Thursday, Oct. 24th 12:00 - 1:30 PM

Jose Mercado

Jose has been involved in tree care over 35 years. He is an ISA certified arborist, WCISA certified tree worker, American Red Cross Certified Instructor, Altec certified aerial lift instructor and a safety educator for tree workers.

Tree Worker Safety: ANSI Z133 Standards and OSHA Title 8
Wednesday, Oct. 23rd 9:30 - 11:00 AM

Palm Tree Safety, Pruning, and Palm Tree Rescue
Thursday, Oct. 24th 9:30 - 11:00 AM

Joseph Gallegos

Joseph Gallegos is the inventor of the Aquifer Pipe, a new category of irrigation, that can be used for greywater distribution to landscapes.

Los Angeles and Santa Monica: Setting The New Water Trend
Thursday, Oct. 24th 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Judith Guido

Judith Guido, Chairwoman of Guido & Associates, has been helping Green industry companies successfully grow their people and profits for more than 25 years, and was inducted into the GREEN Industry Hall of Fame.

Build Guaranteed Double-Digit Profits, Market-Leadership & an A+ Team
Wednesday, Oct. 23rd 2:00 - 3:30 PM

Julie Saare-Edmonds

Julie is a Senior Environmental Scientist with the CA Department of Water Resources specializing in landscape water use efficiency and green building for 18 years.

Building Resilience with Water Efficient Landscapes
Thursday, Oct. 24th 9:30 - 11:00 AM

Kip Northrup

Kip Northrup is the President of Blue Thumb located in Saginaw, Michigan. Kip has been in the industry for over 20 years and frequently speaks at various events about fountains, ponds, and waterfall systems.

Fountains in the Landscape
Wednesday, Oct. 23rd 12:30 - 1:30 PM

Krista Reger

Krista Reger has over 15 years of experience in the water industry. Most recently, she worked at the Long Beach Water Department where she managed and expanded their award-winning Lawn to Garden program.

Rainwater Retention: Creating Mini-Watersheds While Saving Your Customers Money!
Thursday, Oct. 24th 1:30 - 3:00 PM

Kristen Wernick

Kristen Wernick, CNPS Outreach Coordinator, is a California native plant and horticulture enthusiast with a passion for teaching and engaging others in native plant gardening.

Beyond Drought-Friendly: The Case for California Native Landscapes
Wednesday, Oct. 23rd 10:00 - 11:30 AM

Marco Schiavon, Ph.D.

Marco Schiavon, Ph.D., is an Assistant Researcher in the Department of Botany and Plant Sciences at the University of California, Riverside. His primary research interests include potable water conservation for irrigating turfgrass areas, salinity management, physiology of turfgrass in response to drought stress.

Best Management Practices for Turfgrass Irrigation
Thursday, Oct. 24th 8:00 - 9:30 AM

Mark Pedicone

Mark has been in the landscape industry for over 30 years, and has also worked for Irrometer and Rainbird. He is the past president of the SCTC and was inducted into the Green industry Hall of Fame.

Problem Solving Technology for Commercial Irrigation
Wednesday, Oct. 23rd 8:00 - 9:30 AM

Milene Apanian

As a partner at Abdulaziz, Grossbart & Rudman, Milene Apanian assists contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, sureties and owners prevent and resolve disputes on all types of public and private construction projects.

Ask the Experts: Interactive Workshop With Construction Lawyer
Thursday, Oct. 24th 10:00 - 11:30 AM

Nicholas Staddon

Nicholas Staddon, has been working with plant breeders, hybridizers, and professional Plant Explorers for the last 25 years, scouring the globe for new creations and discoveries in the plant world.

Consistent and Emerging Landscape and Plant Trends
Wednesday, Oct. 23rd 8:00 - 9:30 AM

Increase the Curb Appeal and Value of Your Clients' Building or Structure by Using the Correct Plants
Wednesday, Oct. 23rd 12:00 - 1:30 PM

Oscar J. Sanchez

Oscar J. Sanchez lives in Los Angeles. He has been a Certified Arborist for about 4 years and planted thousands of trees in the Los Angeles area with volunteers (some court appointed).

Mantenimiento de Arboles 101
Thursday, Oct. 24th 12:00 - 1:30 PM

Tree Care 101
Thursday, Oct. 24th 2:00 - 3:30 PM

Richard Daigle

Richard served on the board of the CLCA since 2005 as the Education Director and from 2008- 2016 as President of the Inland Empire Chapter. He founded the Green Industry Hall of Fame in 2005 and the Association of Latino Landscape Professionals in 2010.

Irrigation Scheduling
Thursday, Oct. 24th 8:00 - 9:30 AM

Sprinkler & Retrofitting
Thursday, Oct. 24th 12:00 - 1:30 PM

Richard Restuccia

Richard Restuccia has been associated with the green industry for over 20 years, currently as Vice President of Water Management Solutions at Jain Irrigation.

Using Water Management to Increase Sales and Margins
Wednesday, Oct. 23rd 10:00 - 11:30 AM

Rob Moore

Rob Moore has designed gardens in San Diego, San Bernardino, Los Angeles, and Orange Counties. Recent honors include California Landscape Contractors Association awards in 2017 and 2018, as well as Best of the Best local businesses in Brea.

California Native, California Friendly: An Intelligent Approach to Landscape Design!
Wednesday, Oct. 23rd 2:00 - 3:00 PM

Stephanie Landregan, Dr. Jon Keeley and David Haas

Stephanie Landregan is the Director for the Landscape Architecture Program and the Horticulture and Gardening Program at UCLA Extension. Jon E. Keeley, is Senior ST research scientist with USGS, adjunct professor at UCLA, former program director at NSF, recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and ESA Fellow. David Haas is the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) Region Urban Forester for Los Angeles and Ventura counties

California's Fire Ecology: Can We Design with Fire as a Natural Process? (Panel Discussion)
Wednesday, Oct. 23rd 12:00 - 1:30 PM

Steven Montenegro

Steven Montenegro has spent 5 years with the USDA Forest Service and 19 years in a municipal setting. He is an ISA Certified Arborist & Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor.

Public and Private Sector Synergy for Innovative Landscape Improvements
Thursday, Oct. 24th 8:00 - 9:30 AM

Susan Krzywicki

Susan Krzywicki is a California native plant landscape designer in San Diego County. She was the first California Native Plant Society Horticulture Program Director, a 50-year-old and 9,000 member-strong advocacy organization.

California Native Plants for the Near Future: Water Use Reduction and Ecological Benefits for Your Business
Thursday, Oct. 24th 10:00 - 11:30 AM

Susan Sims

Susan Sims is an ISA Board Certified Master Arborist, CA Urban Forester, and an ISA Qualified Tree Risk Assessor. Susan and her husband Gary have owned Sims Tree Health Specialists, Inc., since 1972.

Tree Preservation and Conservation
Thursday, Oct. 24th 8:00 - 9:30 AM

Terry Vassey

Dr. Vassey, originally from Atlanta and formally a professor of turfgrass, landscape and golf course management at Cal Poly, SLO, is now the Superintendent at the Norman Course at PGA West in La Quinta, CA.

Identification & Management of Abiotic Plant Stresses
Thursday, Oct. 24th 10:00 - 11:30 AM

Tim Fernald

Tim Fernald is the National Agronomic Instructor with Ewing's Education Department. Tim is a California Agricultural Pesticide Control Advisor (PCA) and California Qualified Applicator(QAL).

Synthetics vs. Organic Herbicides & IPM
Wednesday, Oct. 23rd 12:00 - 1:30 PM

Timothy Crothers

Tim Crothers is the Plant Health Care Manager for West Coast Arborists, Inc. in Anaheim managing municipal tree pest control, fertilization, diagnostics, arborist reports and tree risk assessments.

Plant Health Care Basics for Urban Trees
Wednesday, Oct. 23rd 12:00 - 1:30 PM

Tom Rau

Tom Rau is a licensed landscape architect dedicated to designing drought resilient landscapes in residential, commercial and public settings.

Low Impact Development: Designing Small Scale Residential Prescriptive Measures/Low Water Use Plants
Wednesday, Oct. 23rd 12:00 - 1:30 PM

Warren Gorowitz

Warren S. Gorowitz, vice president of sustainability, is a 24-year Ewing team member, respected industry leader, and water efficiency and sustainability professional.

The Future of the Landscape Industry: Sustainability
Wednesday, Oct. 23rd 12:00 - 1:30 PM

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