Training Materials

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Level 2 Spring 2017 “Tree & Shrubs in Our Landscapes”

Trees and Shrubs in Our Landscapes

Trees and Shrubs Video Part 1
Trees and Shrubs Video Part 2

Most Common Trees and Shrubs Class Hand-Out:

Our Most Common Trees and Shrubs – Slides

Most Common Insect Pests of Trees and Shrubs in Our Landscapes

Insects Video Part 1
Insects Video Part 2



Level I Training 2016

Orientation 2016

General Gardening Practices

Botany for Gardeners

The Top 6 Inches  (Soils Presentation)  


Entomology (Insects) — PJ Liesch

Herbaceous Ornamentals: Annuals and Perennials

Plant Diseases  — Brian D. Hudelson

Weeds and Invasives

Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

Do-It-Yourself Fruits

Introduction to Woody Plants — Mike Maddox

Vegetable Gardening

Lawn Care for Homeowners


Level 2 Spring 2015 “Gardening with Wildlife”

Session 1:  Speaker Christelle Guedot
Pollinators:  Importance, Decline, and Conservation”  (Power Point)

Pesticides and Honey Bees
Supporting Native Bees
Conserving Bumble Bees
Great Lakes Pollinator Bees

Session 2:  Speaker David Drake
“Wildlife Management in Your Yard”  (Power Point)

Wildlife Damage Management

       Session 3:  Speaker Dianne Robinson

Your Yard As Habitat

       Session 4:  Speaker Susan Mahr

Butterflies and Beneficials

Butterflies in the Backyard    (Presentation)
Gardening with Beneficial Insects   (Presentation)

Level 2 Training Spring 2014

Landscape Design


Level 2 Training Fall 2011

Native Plants:  Ecology, Cultivation and Use of Wisconsin Native Plants    

Specialty Training Fall 2010 Grow Your Own Vegetables

Sharon Morrisey, Consumer Horticulture Agent, Milwaukee County UWEX

Specialty Training Fall 2009 Landscape Plants and Lawns

Soils and How They Affect Plants Jim Stute, Rock County UWEX

Deciduous Shrubs Sharon Morrisey, Consumer Horticulture Agent, Milwaukee County UWEX

Weed ID & Control Mark Renz, UW Weed Specialist

Care of Woody Landscape Plants Dr. Laura G. Jull – Nursery Specialist, Department of Horticulture, UW-Madison

Deciduous Trees Mike Maddox, Rock County UWEX

Conifers Barb Larson, Kenosha County UWEX

Environmentally Friendly Lawn Care Dr. Patti Nagai, Racine County UWEX

Specialty Training Fall 2008 Herbaceous Ornamentals

Fall Specialty Training 2007 Native Plants, Plant Communities and Natural Landscaping October 3 – 31, 2007

Summer Specialty Short Course 2007 Trees & Shrubs

Miscellaneous Materials


  • Crazy Worms (WIFDN)   Wisconsin First Detector Network