The Landscape Show 2016

tls 2016The Landscape Show 2016 will be September 15-17th at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando Florida.  Join over 6,500 attendees, and attend the Southeast’s premier landscape and horticulture conference and trade event. With over 200,000 square feet of trees, shrubs, equipment and more from nearly 450 exhibiting companies in 800+ booth spaces, The Landscape Show offers a complete cast of plants, trees, palms, landscape equipment, hardscape products, irrigation, production equipment, business services and garden center supplies. In addition to the extensive trade show, numerous industry events surround The Landscape Show and social events provide time for relaxing with old and new friends.

The Knowledge College, held in conjunction with The Landscape Show each year, offers programs geared towards garden center management, grower management, landscape design and landscape management. The TLS Knowledge College is the place where you can get the winning edge to become the best industry business you can be.  Register online, make hotel reservations and get complete details on The Landscape Show web site.  Come visit us at Marshall Tree Farm booth #2013.

Pruning Plus Workshop

Pruning Plus: Advanced Pruning workshop with Dr. Ed Gilman and Mark Chisholm is sponsored by the Florida Chapter ISA.  Dr. Ed Gilman and three-time international climbing champion Mark Chisholm team-up to not only describe and demonstrate current structural pruning strategies to improve tree architecture, but to also show the latest climbing strategies from one of the best climbers in the world! The duo will focus on the short- and long-term response of trees to pruning and show many real-world examples from across the world. We will discuss not only how to satisfy customer objectives but how to deliver added value by reducing the likelihood for tree failure – all this while incorporating current tree biomechanics research and experience. This workshop will be offered September 13th in Tampa and October 12th in Ft Lauderdale.  Click here to view flyer.

ASLA Annual Meeting & EXPO

The 2016 American Society of Landscape Architects Annual Meeting and EXPO will be held October 21-24th New Orleans, Louisiana.  More than 5,000 landscape architecture professionals from across the U.S. and around the world will gather to earn professional development hours, enjoy the fellowship of our profession, and to reconnect with the fundamental elements of design. To learn more about this year’s conference visit

RPG Workshop: Learn the New Grades and Standards – November 3, 2016

field day website pictureThe Annual Roots Plus Growers (RPG) Workshop cosponsored by RPG, Florida Chapter ISA, and University of Florida IFAS will return to Marshall Tree Farm in Morriston, FL on November 3rd, 2016.  This year’s workshop will focus on the all New Florida Grades and Standards for Nursery Plants including: the new 7 step process, changes in the new 5th Edition, grading exercises, inspecting and handling trees upon delivery, new planting specifications and details, and sample grading exercises.  The Grades and Standards for Nursery Plants has been completely revised by a team of your colleagues.  This revised version is shorter and less complicated than the 4th Edition (1998) edition – now with only seven steps instead of ten. The workshop will feature indoor classroom sessions and outdoor hands-on sessions in the morning and afternoon. Speakers include: Dr. Ed Gilman, Michael Marshall. CEU’s are available for: Landscape Architects 6.5 provider #0004488 and course #0009775, ISA – 6.5, FNGLA – 4 & LIAF – 4.  To download the brochure click HERE, to please visit or call the Florida Chapter ISA at 941-342-0153.

The Tropical Plant Industry Exhibition

The Tropical Plant Industry Exhibition (TPIE) is THE trade event showcasing the latest trends in foliage, floral and tropicals in warm and inviting South Florida. TPIE will be held January 18-20, 2017, at the Broward County Convention Center, in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. TPIE’s trade show is more than an exhibit area – it’s 200,000 square feet of living and vibrant plants creating a virtual indoor garden of show stopping displays.  With more than 500 exhibiting companies, TPIE offers wholesale buyers the widest array of resources for foliage and tropical plants in the country. Connect with vendors in person and touch and feel their plants and products.  TPIE is sponsored by the Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association (FNGLA). For more information

Gulf States Horticultural EXPO

The Gulf States Horticultural EXPO (GSHE) Trade Show will be held January 18-20th, 2017 at the Mobile Convention Center in downtown Mobile, Alabama. The Expo is a terrific place to: Keep up with the latest innovations & best practices, Discover new products & techniques, and Build your professional network. We’re expecting thousands of attendees and hundreds of exhibitors, including greenhouse and nursery growers, retail garden centers, green industry allied suppliers, and landscape designers, architects and contractors. Visit for more information. Come visit us at the Marshall Tree Farm booth.

Jacksonville Landscape Show

The Jacksonville Landscape Show will be held in February 2017 at the Fairgrounds in Jacksonville. Exhibitors and attendees from throughout the Southeast will be in attendance to see the trends, build relationships and grow their businesses. For more information visit or call 904-292-1117 for more information.

Grades & Standards, 5th Edition: Now in Effect

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The new Florida Grades and Standards for Nursery Plants, 5th Edition, is complete and ready to be downloaded! The manual’s electronic online format allows DPI to insert minor corrections and additions when needed. The last revision was in 1998 – 17 years ago. DPI will convene an ad-hoc working group to review the manual again in five years.  This 5th Edition of the Florida Grades and Standards for Nursery Plants went into effect September 1st, 2015.  FNGLA and many leading members proudly worked with DPI during 2014 and 2015 to update the Grades and Standards. FNGLA salutes DPI for its stewardship in making available this updated and electronic industry bible for Florida’s nursery and landscape businesses!

Download the New 5th Edition