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Please join in on the Annual Urban Forestry and Horticulture Conference on Friday, March 16, 2018, 8:00 am – 3:00 pm at the Cross Point Church of Christ, 1350 Cox Creek Parkway, Florence, AL.

 "Spruce Up Your Spring" is the theme of this year's conference, sponsored by the City of Florence Mayor and City Council and the Florence Beautification Board, Tree Commission, and Urban Forestry/Horticulture Department. Two specialty tracks will be offered: Horticulture and Urban Forestry, with ISA points available. 

Outstanding speakers will present current information on horticulture and creating and preserving the urban green environment, including keynote speaker Tom Underwood, Director of the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Bill Finch, former Director of the Mobile Botanical Gardens, Troy Marden, award-winning garden and floral designer and frequent contributor to Alabama Gardener and Southern Living magazines, Will Jangaard and Brad Phillips, speaking on Trees and the Law, Dale Dickens, Urban Forestry Coordinator, Alabama Forestry Commission, and Tom Powers, Powers Treeology.

Public is invited. Cost: $45, which includes lunch.

Registration: Information: Mayor's Office, 256-760-6400.


License Recertification Classes for Green Industry Professionals

       Thursday, March 15, 2018, 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

       Offices of Florence-Lauderdale Tourism, McFarland Park, Florence, AL

            Landscape and Urban Forestry Update: Pesticide, Herbicide, ROW (OTPC/OTPS/FOR)

Class Agenda:

                        12:00 – Pollinators and Pesticides

                        1:00 – Top 15 Landscape Pests ID and IPM

                        2:00 – Turfgrass IPM

                        3:00 – Pest Resistant Urban Trees

                        4:30 – Sign for Points and Adjourn

Cost: $45, to include attending the Urban Forestry and Horticulture Conference on

March 16 at no additional cost.

Registration: Information: Mayor's Office, 256-760-6400.




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