LACES Sessions 2017-06-09T20:30:25+00:00

LA CES Approved Sessions

The Nursery/Landscape EXPO has the CEUs that Landscape Architects need. Find your sessions in the below LA CES Approved courses.

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Rachelle Kemp, TCLP, TMCNP

Don’t Leave Your Customers in the Dark! Add Landscape Lighting To Your Business!

This presentation covers the basics of adding low voltage LED landscape lighting to an existing green industry business. This presentation will cover design basics, installation and best practices. Room 162

CEUs Available: 1 TNLA; 1 APLD; 1 TEA – CPE; 1 LA CES – Security Design , Technology / CADD / GIS

Charles Swanson – Texas A&M Agrilife Extension

ET Programs for Landscape Irrigation

This presentation will discuss the use of evapotranspiration (ET) in managing landscape irrigation water use. Presentation will cover a review of basic ET concepts, irrigation products in the marketplace that use ET and residential programs and resources for landscape managers and homeowners to access and utilize ET information. Room 164

CEUs Available: 1 TNLA; 1 TCEQ; .2 ARCSA; 1 APLD; 1 TEA – CPE; 1 LA CESSustainable Development & Design, Water / Stormwater Management

Laura Miller, TCNP – Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

Protecting Pollinators

This presentation will provide for discussion of one of the most important environmental issues facing the Green Industry, the protection of honey bees and other native pollinators, and how we can minimize the negative impact of insecticide use with product selection and timing, as well as maximize the positive impact that ornamental plants can have on pollinator habitat. Room 167

CEUs available: TNLA; 1 TDAGeneralSPCS General (Other);ISACA, TW Climber, Utility Specialist, BCMA – Practice, TW Aerial Lift Specialist, Municipal Specialist; 1 APLD; 1 TEA – CPE; 1 LA CESAgriculture / Local Food Production, Sustainable Development & Design

Dotty Woodson – Texas AgriLife Extension

Rainwater Harvesting for Urban Irrigation

Water use increases from 35 to 70% during the irrigation season. Water utilities must have the supply, treatment capability and infrastructure to supply this increased water demand. As large urban areas grow in population and development, the cost of supply, treatment and infrastructure increases therefore the water cost to customers increase. An affordable option for landscape irrigation is rainwater harvesting. Room 167

CEUs Available: 1 TNLA; 1 ISACA, TW Climber Specialist, Utility Specialist, BCMA – Practice, TW Aerial Lift Specialist, Municipal Specialist; .2 ARCSA; 1 APLD; 1 TEA – CPE; 1 LA CESSustainable Development & Design, Water / Stormwater Management

Gene Gehring – Urban Renewal, Inc.

Best Maintenance Practices for Healthy Trees

Trees are usually the highest value item in the landscape yet their care is often misunderstood. In this talk, you will see examples of best maintenance practices, learn why they are best for the tree and also see examples of what to avoid. April will emphasize the importance of educating the client so they understand what you are doing and support your recommendations. Room 163

CEUs Available:TNLA; 1 TDASPCS Lawn & Ornamental; 1 ISACA, TW Climber Specialist, Utility Specialist, BCMA-Practice, TW Aerial Lift Specialist, Municipal Specialist; 1 TEA – CPE; 1 LA CES – Business Practices / Contracts / HR, Horticulture / Plants

Dr. Fouad Jaber – Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

Green Stormwater Infrastructure: Design and Performance in Texas

Urbanization has resulted in increased imperviousness which resulted in larger runoff flow rates, volume and deteriorated water quality. Traditional stormwater management has focused mainly on flood reduction by conveying water in large pipes to stormwater sewers resulting in higher flows and pollution in streams and lakes. This resulted in increased streambank erosion, increased water quality impairments in Texas streams and increased eutrophication and fish kills in lakes. Green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) which includes bio-retention areas (rain gardens), permeable pavements, rainwater harvesting and green roofs have presented a viable alternative to traditional conveyance management. These practices increase infiltration, reduce runoff flow rates and volume and improve water quality in a decentralized approach. A experimental setup was built at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Dallas where these practices were designed, built, and monitored for performance over a period of three years. GSI reduce flows and volumes by more than 50% and improved water quality by removing 80% or more of sediments and reducing Nitrate, phosphate and E. coli. Room 163

CEUs Available: 1 TNLA; 1 TCEQ; .2 ARCSA; 1 APLD; 1 TEA – CPE; 1 LA CESSustainable Development & Design, Water / Smartwater Management

Dr. Kenneth Farrish – Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture, Stephen F. Austin State University

Advance Water Properties of Soil and How These Properties Affect Your Irrigation Procedures

In this presentation, gain informative insight on how water and soil relate and learn to understand how particular soil properties affect aspects of water including soil water content, water potentials, water movement, water coefficients and available water capacity. Also gain understanding on the overall hydrologic cycle and how routine soil procedures impact water/soil properties. Room 167

CEUs Available: TNLA; 1 TCEQ; 1 ISACA, BCMA-Practice, Municipal Specialist; .2 ARCSA; 1 APLD; 1 TEA – CPE; 1 LA CESRemediation / Brownfields, Water / Stormwater Management

Dr. Sam Feagley – Texas A&M University

Maintaining Soil Fertility in an Urban Environment

Maintaining plant growth in an urban environment is critical to the reduction of erosion of soil particles and landscape aesthetics.  Maintaining plant growth starts with the correct selections of plant materials for the soils in the area because some plants do best in acid soils, some do best in near neutral soils, and some do best in alkaline soils.  The next part is maintaining sufficient nutrients and water for the plants to grow.  Soil testing is the only way to determine the pH and chemistry of the soil to help select the appropriate plants and sources and amounts of nutrients.  Water quality and quantity of application is also important to assure the amount of plant growth desired and reduce the potential for runoff and erosion of nutrients and soil. Room 164

CEUs Available: TNLA; 1 TCEQ; 1 ISACA, BCMA-Science, Municipal Specialist; APLD; 1 TEA – CPE; 1 LA CESAgriculture / Local Food Production, Water / Stormwater Management

Nicholas Staddon –

Therapeutic Plant Values into your Plant Selection

Horticultural therapy is a time-proven practice, and therapeutic benefits of garden environments have been documented since ancient times. Join Nicholas Staddon for an introduction into this growing and much used area of opportunity, not only for our profession, but the people and communities that in the end will reap the benefits. Room 167

CEUs Available: 1 TNLA; 1 ISACA, TW Climber Specialist, Utility Specialist, BCMA-Practice, TW Aerial Lift Specialist, Municipal Specialist; APLD; 1 TEA – CPE; 1 LA CESHealthcare & Therapeutic Design, Horticulture / Plants

Janet Rademacher – Mountain States Wholesale Nursery

Durable, Drought-Tolerant Plants for Texas!

A selection of 30 hardy trees, shrubs, ornamental grasses, groundcovers and succulents which are adapted throughout Texas will be shared and discussed. Room 164

CEUs Available: 1 TNLA; 1 TDASPCS General (Other); 1 TCEQ; 1 ISA CA, BCMA-Practice, TW Aerial Lift Specialist, Municipal Specialist; APLD; 1 TEA – CPE; 1 LA CESHorticulture / Plants, Sustainable Development & Design

Patrick Dickinson – Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension

Connecting the water drops in Texas Landscapes

A holistic view of the next generation Texas landscape. We hear all the time about practices we should be incorporating into Texas landscapes like alternative water, native & adaptive plants, irrigation audits and new irrigation technology, but how do they all fit together?  What does it look like and how efficient are the new landscapes when we combine all of these practices?  Which of these practices are necessary for a more sustainable landscape? Room 162

CEUs Available: 1 TNLA; 1 TCEQ; .2 ARCSA; 1 APLD; 1 TEA – CPE; 1 LA CESSustainable Development & Design, Water / Stormwater Management

Chris Gaines – Innovative Water Solutions, LLC.

Integrating Auxiliary Water Supply and Stormwater Management into Landscape Systems

With rising population and the uncertainty of our climate patterns, the stress on our local water resources is only going to become greater.  Taking a long-term view on the situation may be the only way for us to alleviate this stress.  In this presentation, we will examine two methods that can reduce the stress on our local water resources.  Incorporating auxiliary water supply opportunities into our landscapes, we can reduce our demand for municipal water, allowing our homes and properties to become more self-sufficient.  Integrating green stormwater management or low impact development techniques into our landscapes, we lessen the potential negative affect that stormwater runoff has on our local communities while creating better landscapes. Room 164

CEUs Available: 1 TNLA; 1 TCEQ; .2 ARCSA; 1 APLD; 1 TEA – CPE; 1 LA CESUrban Planning & Design, Water / Stormwater Management