WA Landscape Technical: Turf and Trees: Selection and Maintenance
AILA’s new Landscape Technical CPD sessions provides a forum for presentation and exhibition of industry information in an educational and inspiring format. The sessions offer landscape architects the opportunity to learn about the latest trends and research from Australia’s leading suppliers in one jam-packed session.
Presentation 1: Deliver better design outcomes through the right turf selection and maintenance
Presenter: Gary McKenzie, Director, Village Green
Quality public open space is becoming important for the health and wellbeing of our communities as we move towards a hotter, drier climate. We need to be using the best turf varieties available together with best practice turf maintenance to be certain of achieving quality turf outcomes. Green, well maintained turf in a well-designed POS is a major attraction. But, with the wrong species or variety and poor maintenance, it becomes a distraction.
This technical session will cover the advantages of using PBR (Plant Breeders Rights) varieties, best practice turf maintenance and case studies. Also find out why Village Green was granted PBR in Europe.
Key learning outcomes:
- the advantage of using PBR varieties
- the importance of maintenance to achieve quality turf outcomes
- the reasons why to specify particular varieties for achieving quality turf outcomes
Presentation 2: Integrating trees into an urban setting
Presenter: Rob Bodenstaff, Director, Arbor Centre
This by tree care expert Rob Bodenstaff will canvas aspects of integrating trees into an urban setting. These include tree surgery, tree protection, root zone management, tree surveys and mature tree transplanting.
Date: Monday, 8th June 2015
Venue: Northbridge Community Hall, Northbridge Piazza, Cnr James and Lake Sts.
Cost: free for AILA members, $30 for non-AILA members
Lunch will be provided.
CPD points: 3
This event is kindly supported by: