Green Industry


These four-day short courses teach the basics of arboriculture (tree care), including tree biology, tree risk assessment, tree planting, and other topics.

One-hour webinars held at noon on the second Tuesday of each month cover a variety of topics from arboriculture, includes landscape design, land use planning and regulatory policy.

Full-day workshops teach Low-Impact Development (LID) and other design and policy basics for better managing municipal storm water.

These classes focus on pruning small trees and shrubs, including training young shade trees. These classes are geared toward landscape professionals who care for a variety of plants in the landscapes they manage.

Tree Climbing School is designed to teach the fundamentals of safe tree climbing and maintenance. Major emphasis will be placed on learning the skills required to climb and prune trees.

A training program that empowers concerned residents to make dramatic strides towards restoring and caring for the tree canopy in their communities.

Greenhouse and Nursery Production

These events teach participants how to grow high-quality ornamental plants, manage problems to avoid losses, and accurately diagnose pest and cultural problems.

This one-day class covers start-up considerations, production basics, and budgeting for new perennial production operations.

These offerings demonstrate how to identify, monitor, and manage pest populations in greenhouse and nursery settings.

Landscape Business Management

This premier horticultural event showcases internationally renowned speakers and offers attendees the opportunity to shop for new and unique plants and garden accessories.

These conferences cover a wide range of topics to help green industry professionals improve their understanding and ability to select and use woody plants for Pennsylvania landscapes.

This session provides a basis for more advanced technical training on caring for plants and helps prepare participants prepare for the Pennsylvania Landscape Technician exam.

These events teach participants how to identify, monitor, and manage pest populations in turf, landscape, golf course, and institutional settings.

This course is designed to increase participants' knowledge of botanical terms to enable efficient use of reference materials and plant keys.

Courses for landscape contractors focusing on estimating and bidding techniques and basic issues around design.

Turfgrass Management