Landscape Horticulture Certificate
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This certificate provides participants with the foundational knowledge to work in the field of professional landscape services.
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The landscape industry has seen increased consumer demand for professional landscape services. This 120-hour program provides the core skills required for employment in this growing industry, as well as upgrading for those currently involved with the various phases of landscape horticulture. Persons with responsibilities for administering landscape construction or maintenance contracts will also find the program beneficial. The Landscape Horticulture Certificate program also provides a solid foundation for individuals interested in pursuing advanced studies in specialized horticulture disciplines such as turf grass maintenance, landscape design, and nursery propagation.
Jeanette Merrick is an ISA Certified Arborist and trained as a Tree Risk Assessor as well as the instructor for the Okanagan College Landscape Horticulture Certificate Program.
Her experiences from the extreme prairie weather to the west coast has lead to a career in arboriculture and plant care consulting. She has owned her own landscaping company, worked in research, as a tree climber, pest management technician and tree care crew manager. The last 10 years have been focused in the Okanagan region.
Time spent at the top of trees allowed her to feel tree movement, experience bio-mechanics as well as recreational climbing. During the years researching for nurseries, municipalities and federal funded pest management she traveled regularly through the Pacific Northwest for conferences, workshops and seminars, assisting with coordination of speakers for the International Society of Arboriculture.
Her enthusiasm for providing the best risk management options and preventative care for all tree and shrub situation has lead to T.R.E.E.S. A company committed to providing Tree Related Expertise and Education Solutions.
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