Symposiums

CanWest is offering two full-day symposiums: the Landscape Designers Symposium and the Urban Foresters Symposium. See details below.

Note:Due to a database glitch, we have extended our Early Bird Deadline from Sept. 6 at midnight to Sept. 10 at 5:00pm. Register today for the best rates!

Landscape Designers Symposium

This year’s Landscape Designers Symposium features Mansoor Ma, who will be presenting an exclusive full-day session on “Designing Landscape in 3D Using SketchUp.”

Tuesday, September 24 I Pre-Show Event I 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Early Bird Rates: BCLNA Members/Students: $250; Non-Members: $300
After September 10: BCLNA Members/Students: $275; Non-Members: $325
Price includes lunch and trade show badge.

Urban Foresters Symposium

This year’s Urban Foresters Symposium features three speakers, who will each be presenting very informative and practical sessions. For more details, see the symposium list below.

Wednesday, September 25 I 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Early Bird Rates: BCLNA Members/Students: $200; Non-Members: $225
After September 10: BCLNA Members/Students: $225; Non-Members: $250
Price includes lunch and trade show badge.

Special Offer: Symposium + All-Access Seminar Passes

Great value! If you register for the Landscape Designers Symposium or the Urban Foresters Symposium, you will get a discount on One- and Two-Day All-Access Seminar Passes. You will receive unlimited entry to the CanWest’s seminars at one low price. This applies to all 90 min. sessions. Passes are non-transferable and non-refundable.

BCLNA Member Non-Member After Sept 10
One-Day All-Access Seminar Pass $60 $75 $85 Member/Student
Two-Day All-Access Seminar Pass $120 $150 $145 Member/Student
$175 Non-Member

Urban Foresters Symposium

Symposiums

Date & Time(s)

9:00am, Wednesday September 25, 2019 - 3:00pm, Wednesday September 25, 2019

Continuing Education Units

  • Landscape Industry Certified: 5.5
  • BC Pesticide Applicator Recertification: 1.5 IPM
  • ISA Certified Arborist: 5
  • ISA Utility Specialist: 5
  • ISA Municipal Specialist: 5
  • ISA BCMA - Science: 1.5
  • ISA BCMA - Practice: 3.5
  • ISA TW Climber Specialist: 5
  • ISA TW Aerial Lift Specialist: 5

Pricing

Member Early Bird: $200

Non Member Early Bird: $225

Member Regular: $225

Non Member Regular: $250

* This year's early bird deadline is September 6, 2019

Sessions

  • Tree Planting & Installation (Session 1)
  • Common Decay, Fungi and Tree Rot Affecting PNW Trees (Session 2)
  • Modern Climbing (Session 3)

Tree Planting & Installation (Session 1)

Root structure is the important part of the tree that we often don’t see. How this structure is managed in production is important to the final outcome of the tree’s growth and health. In this session we will cover the pros and cons of bare rooting caliper trees, the importance of planting depth, the creation of hydrophobic zones between the soil of the root ball and the local planting substrate, and how the success of the planting is affected by root ball tampering.

Speaker(s):

Sandy Howkins
See Speaker Bio

Common Decay, Fungi and Tree Rot Affecting PNW Trees (Session 2)

Continuing Education Units - BC Pesticide Applicator Recertification: 1.5 IPM

This session will focus on fungal decay diseases that affect many of our native tree species in the Pacific Northwest. We will look at a combination of decay symptoms and fungal signs to identify common diseases. Specific diseases covered include annosus root rot (Heterobasidion occidentale), armillaria root rot (Armillaria ostoyae), laminated root rot (Phellinus sulphurascens), velvet top fungus (Phaeolus schweinitzii), red ring rot (Porodaedalea pini), artist conk (Ganoderma applanatum), brittle cinder (Kretzschmaria deusta) and madrona canker (Neofusicoccum arbuti). When assessing tree health and structure, proper identification of these pathogens is essential in order to determine appropriate management methods.

Speaker(s):

Bess Bronstein
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Modern Climbing (Session 3)

Are you interested in understanding the nuances between moving rope and stationary
rope systems? Would you like to learn how moving rope systems and stationary rope
systems interact to create a balanced work climb experience? Are you interested in
understanding how to implement and perform the techniques of modern tree climbing?

This symposium presentation will introduce the use of specialized equipment and
techniques employed in both Moving Rope Systems (MRS) and Stationary Rope
Systems (SRS). Safe work procedures for popular technical work at height systems will
be discussed. Participants will be introduced to an understanding of the advantages
and limitations of MRS and SRS while maintaining and following industry accepted safe work practices (ANSI, ISA, CSA) pertaining to fall protection. The presenter will touch on reactive forces
of anchor points, re-directs and tie-off methods for these rope access systems.

Speaker(s):

Kyle Larden
See Speaker Bio

Landscape Designers Symposium

Symposiums

Date & Time(s)

9:00am, Tuesday September 24, 2019 - 5:00pm, Tuesday September 24, 2019

Continuing Education Units

  • Landscape Industry Certified: 6.5
  • BC Pesticide Applicator Certification: 1.5 IPM

Pricing

Member Early Bird: $250

Non Member Early Bird: $300

Member Regular: $275

Non Member Regular: $325

* This year's early bird deadline is September 6, 2019

Sessions

  • Designing Landscape in 3D Using SketchUp

Designing Landscape in 3D Using SketchUp

Advance your SketchUp 3D modeling skills for landscape design in this eight-hour dynamic training course!

This one-day course is about dealing with complex site grading for 3D modelling of landscape projects using SketchUp. It is suitable for landscape designers and architects who want to learn effective landscape modelling skills as well as techniques in using SketchUp as an interactive 3D design tool, minimizing mistakes and saving time early in the design process. Mansoor developed this course based on his twenty years of design communication and landscape architectural experience. Bring your laptop and follow along as Mansoor demonstrates digital landscape project design techniques from start to finish via a large projection screen. Participants will be further enriched by Mansoor’s demonstrations and by short lectures on specific topics and beyond.

Teaching and Learning Modes

This workshop involves both theoretical and technical skills training, including hands-on training. The use of a video camera and projector ensures that students can see and follow the demonstrations efficiently and effectively. Participants are expected to attend the full 8-hour workshop to get great results.

“Follow Along” Topics covered during the workshop

  • Import design sketch of master plan into SketchUp
  • Creating the base model
  • Terrain and grading creation: transforming your site into 3D
  • Designing, editing site grading and design elements in 3D
  • Assigning materials and techniques
  • Placing vegetation, people and furniture
  • Use of camera, light and shadows for engaging storytelling

Prerequisites

This course is for landscape designers/architects with a minimum of one year’s experience using SketchUp.

Speaker(s):

Mansoor Ma
See Speaker Bio