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Green LIVE!

  • January 9 - 11:30 am
    January 9 - 1:30 pm
    January 10 - 11:30 am
    January 10 - 1:30 pm
    January 11 - 11:30 am
    January 11 - 1:30 pm

  • Location

    Toronto Congress Centre

  • Building



NEW to Congress 2018 and located on the show floor, Green LIVE is a free educational area open to all attendees that focuses on promoting proper tree selection, planting, care and maintenance strategies and services. Produced by Landscape Ontario Growers Group in partnership with the International Society of Arborists Ontario (ISAO), it will feature information sessions and demonstrations from leading industry experts. This is a great opportunity to learn more about this important product category and what industry professionals can offer consumers when contracting for landscape services.

Stage Hosted by: Charlie Dobbin
Charlie is a well-known horticulturist and landscape designer with professional gardening experience world-wide. She is owner of a horticultural consulting company, and hosts the Garden Show on AM740 every Saturday! She also teaches horticulture at Humber College and Durham College, and fits in garden consultations whenever she can. She has diverse industry experience including: 18 years in retail Garden Centres, co-hosted the HGTV-show ‘One Garden Two Looks’, was the Horticultural Director for Canada Blooms for 12 years, and plenty of judging for Communities in Bloom Ontario.

  • Tuesday AM: Selection of Trees
    11:30 am
    Learn what questions to ask to choose the best tree for the location, and how to find the best specimen for your site.
  • Tuesday PM: Plant Handling and Transport
    1:30 pm
    Demonstrations on how to move your trees from nursery to the final planting site, including packing on your truck or trailer.
    Demo by: PAUL DEGROOT
  • Wednesday AM: Site Preparation
    11:30 am
    See how to best ready your site for your trees, including soil amendments and fertilizers.
    Demo by: DARBY MCGRATH, Ph.D.
  • Wednesday PM: Proper Planting Techniques
    1:30 pm
    Whether container, wire basket, or bare root, watch how to properly install your tree for best success.
  • Thursday AM: Maintenance During Establishment
    11:30 am
    To improve your success, see how to water, fertilize and prune to reduce transplant stress and help your trees thrive.
  • Thursday PM: Long Term Care
    1:30 pm
    What does a tree require to continue to thrive and provide many years of enjoyment and beauty.

Presented in Partnership with

LO Growers Group