Print this Page

Urban Forestry

Urban Rain Forest

Leon County’s Urban Forest is one of its greatest assets and the citizens of Leon County hold them in high esteem. These trees provide energy conservation, improved air quality, storm water retention, wildlife habitat, aesthetics, real estate value and a sense of community. It is the goal of this program to help people get the greatest benefit and the least liability from this tree resource. The target audience is all citizens including homeowners, arborist, builders, Master Gardeners and the horticulture industry.




Leon County Extension – 615 Paul Russell Road

Green Industries Best Management Practices

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Attendees will receive CEU’s for Arborist and L&O, O&T, LCLM, L&O, LLM, Or Private Applicators as well as certification for fertilizer applicators. This certification is required for City of Tallahassee and Leon County Fertilizer Ordinance.

Educational Program Workshop

  • This workshop is designed to provide training in Best Management Practices (BMPs) for anyone working in the lawn, landscape, pest control, or municipal grounds areas.
  • The Best Management Practices are focused on reducing non-point source pollution resulting from fertilization or pesticide application.
  • At the end of this training you will be given a post-test to determine knowledge learned. If the post-test is successfully completed, you will be mailed a Green Industries BMP certificate of completion.
  • This training will also satisfy the training requirements for Tallahassee’s Fertilizer Ordinance. If you apply lawn & ornamental fertilizers in your job in Tallahassee, you must now receive such certification.
  • Be sure to turn in your post-test, your evaluation, by the end of the day.
  • If you also need pesticide CEUs, get your signed CEU attendance form before you leave.


7:45 am Introduction and Pre-test

9:00-9:50 Overview – Green Industries BMPs for Protection of Water Resources in FL

History, Background & Overview of the BMP Program & Local Ordinances.

How to use the BMPs to protect water quality.

Hector Guillont Rivera, GI-BMP Regional Coordinator (NW)

9:50-10:50 Lawn and Landscape BMPs

Best Management Practices for healthy lawns and landscapes. Includes mowing, pruning, fertilization & irrigation effects on plant health and ability to tolerate pest pressures.

Sam Hand, FAMU

10:50-11:10 Break

11:15-12:05 Irrigation BMPs

Irrigation Best Management Practices to reduce disease & insect damage. Irrigation BMPs include: irrigation requirements, design, installation, monitoring, troubleshooting and proper management of irrigation.

Taylor Vandiver, UF/IFAS Leon County Extension

12:05-12:40 Lunches Provided

12:40-1:30 Fertilizer BMPs

Fertilizer sources: comparisons and responses.

Charles Brasher

1:30-1:40 Break

1:40-2:30 Pesticide BMPs

The use of IPM in a management program; Pesticide selection, storage, handling & disposal.

Keith Collinsworth, Owner –Professional Pest Management


3:00-3:45 Post-Test and CEUs



UF Tree Management

Florida Forest Service Health Section

International Society of Arboriculture 

Leon County Adopt-A-Tree Program

Permanent link to this article:


The Art of Pruning    

View page »