Major American Lawn & Landscape Conference Set for Chicago in March

MAINE–(ENEWSPF)–January 17, 2012. One of the nation’s best educational opportunities for professionals and homeowners is coming to the Midwest in late March. Titled the “Lawn & Landscape Summit: Chicago 2012,” the event will bring together two leading golf course superintendents, along with a renowned arborist and several of the most progressive landscape products companies for two days of lectures and panel discussions at the Chicago Botanic Gardens in Glencoe, Ill.

The SafeLawns Foundation will serve as co-host of the event with Calcium Products Inc., the soil amendment manufacturer from Iowa, as well as the Safer Pest Control Project of Chicago and a local conservation campaign known as Lawn to Lake. Among the scheduled presenters are Paul Cushing, the Assistant Deputy Director of the golf division for the city of San Diego that manages the Torrey Pines Golf Course, along with Jeff Carlson, the superintendent of the Vineyard Club on Martha’s Vineyard. Arborist Peter Wild of Boston Tree Preservation is also expected to talk about stem injection of trees as a defense against exotic invasive insects such as the emerald ash borer.

Presentations on Friday, March 30, will be geared for professionals, while the sessions on Saturday morning, March 31, will be prepared for homeowners. Other sponsoring companies include Milorganite, the long-time fertilizer manufacturer from Milwaukee, and Natural Industries, which makes the nation’s best natural fungicides.

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