MAA NEWS MAA NEWS Grows Edition 2017_w - Page 5

Sharpen your Skills with GROWS’ Exceptional Education GROWS’ targeted learning experiences provide the tools you need to transform your brand, business, and bottom line. At the New England GROWS conference and trade show in Boston – November 29-December 1, 2017 – landscape professionals will find many opportunities for education and inspiration. MAA members Trumbull Barrett, MCA , Adam Cervin, MCA , and Jim Harshbarger, MCA represented the association on the New England GROWS Education Advisory Committee this year. We thank them for their contributions to the development of the conference program. At the conference, you’ll have a chance to see industry-leading experts such as Allan Armitage, Marty Grunder, David Mellor, John Ball, Peter Del Tredici, Kim Coder, Jessica Lubell, Chris Luley, Wes Autio, Cheryl Smith, and Nick Brazee, among others. See page 6 for a preview of topics that will interest tree care professionals, including subject matter on: ● ● ● ● ● ● ● Hazards in the Green Industry ‘Conversations’ with Conifers Digital Marketing Native Shrubs for Challenging Sites Our Future with Bees Water, Drought & Trees Outlook on the Workforce ● ● ● ● Pruning Fruit Trees Root Rot, Really? Tree & Shrub Diseases Cannabis Production SPRINT SESSIONS on the trade show floor offer fast-paced 15-minute programs led by Extension personnel, leading suppliers, and other industry experts addressing a range of practical topics, such as: ● Recognizing Natural Enemies in the Landscape: Don’t Squash Your Allies ● Bacterial Leaf Spots in Nursery Crops ● The Dirty Dozen of Tree Decay Assessment ● Productivity and the New Employee Special safety training will be offered in the Skills & Safety Arena on the GROWS show floor. Experts will share important skills, including: ● ● ● ● Chainsaw Safety & Cutting Techniques Emergency Response & First Aid in the Green Industry Health & Wellness for Green Industry Professionals Technical Tree Climbing The conference program at GROWS is a great opportunity for professionals to earn CEU credits. See page 17 for details. MAA NEWS / GROWS Edition 2017 5