2017 LICH  Green Industry Annual Conference and Tradeshow

This year’s Conference was a great success. Mahalo to our Sponsors, Vendors/Exhibitors, Speakers, Volunteers and all who attended.

The information below will remain until early in 2018. When the date has been set for the 2018 Conference and Tradeshow, new information will appear on this Page!

Thursday,October 5, 2017 at the Neal Blaisdell Exhibition Hall, O’ahu

Healthy Landscapes for a Healthy Hawaii
Explore the interactions between human and ecological systems and so much more at this year’s Conference!

Each year, LICH brings together landscape industry participants from every island to network, build alliances, study, and share advances in every field of our industry. Don’t miss thus opportunity to hear great speakers and attend our fabulous Trade Show.

Paper Registration is also not available at this time


At the Door Conference Registration:
2017 LICH Member: $175 / Non-Member $205

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Students with ID: $25 at the door.

2nd Day Tour: On Friday, October 6th
The Honolulu Condo Explosion Continues!
Pick Up at the Ala Moana Hotel at 8 AM / Drop Off at 2:45 PM

by Ben Lee ASLA of Brownlie & Lee
Symphony / The Collection / Howard Hughes Offices / And More!

Booth Registration and Sponsorship Opportunities are Now Open!

For complete information on set up and take down at the Tradeshow, floor plan for booths, contact numbers etc. download the paper version. Payment by credit card is available now, see below.

Paper version of Tradeshow booth registration & sponsorship (payment by checks only). Bring with you to the Blaisdell on Wednesday the 4th: call Garrett at 960-3650

Online Tradeshow booth registration & sponsorship (to pay by credit card)

Conference Schedule and list of speakers

Track Time Topic / Title Speaker
7:00 am to 7:55 am Registration
General 8:00 am – 8:05 am Welcome and Thanks Christy Martin
General 8:10 am – 8:30 am  President’s Speech  Garrett Webb, President LICH
General 8:30 am – 9:10 am (Eco)Logical Urban Placemaking:
Connectivity and Climate-Change Resilience by Design
 Judith Stilgenbauer, ASLA, is an Associate Professor of landscape architecture at the University of Hawaii School of Architecture, where she serves as director-designate of the school’s planned MLA program.
9:15 am to 10:15 am Session One  
T1 Arborist / Contractor  An Invasive Species-Free Planting Plan for All Islands
The 3rd Edition of the Maui County Planting Plan is Invasive Species-Free and could easily be used on all the other islands providing five planting zones that would need to be demarcated on each island.
 Ernie Rezents, Professor Emeritus Agriculture, University of Hawaii / MCC, is a Certified Arborist, and a American Society of Consulting Arborists Registered Consulting Arborist. Resentz received the International Society of Arboriculture’s True Professionals of Arboriculture Award in 2015.
T2 Pests & Pest Management  Revisions to the Worker Protection Standard
The presentation will focus on the Agricultural Worker Protection Standard. Attendees will learn about key provisions in the EPA’s previous WPS regulation. The presentation does not cover all the details in the rule, however, it will focus on key areas.
 Adam Williams
Mr. Adam Williams is an Environmental Health Specialist for the Hawaii Department of Agriculture. Mr. Williams has several years of environmental experience and has a BS Environmental Science degree from Hawaii Pacific University.
T3 Nursery & Design  Product Pricing: An Industry Perspective  Kelly Greenwell is the owner of Hawaiian Gardens in Kona, a statewide wholesale nursery and landscape contractor.
T4  Vendor/20 min  Tips & BMPs for Drip Irrigation
 Cari Snyder
T5  Vendor/20 min  LED lighting for Hardscape applications
Stan Shibata
TSF 10:15 am to 11:00 am Break 1 Trade Show Opens & Research Posters, Tradeshow activities – demonstrations
11:00 am to 12: pm Session Two
T1 Arborist / Contractor
Revisions to the City’s Water Quality Rules: Overview of major revisions to 2012 rules with an in depth discussion of mandatory Low Impact Development implementation, certification and maintenance.

Randall Wakumoto has 20 years of engineering work experience with the City and County of Honolulu and is currently the branch head for the Storm Water Quality Branch under the Department of Facility Maintenance.
T2 Pests & Pest Management  Research Updates on Management of Several Important Landscape and Turfgrass Pests in Hawaii
Dr. Zhiqiang Cheng is an Assistant Extension Specialist in the Dept. of Plant and Environmental Protection Sciences, CTAHR, UH Manoa. He works on turfgrass and landscape pest management.
T3 Nursery & Design  The Emerging Practice of Functional Design
An introduction to building luxury landscapes with 75% less long term resource use.
 Micah Barker runs the conservation landscape company Bio-Scape Hawaii, is a Principal at Sustainable Land Company, and a Director at Hawaii Island Landscape Association.
T4  Vendor/20 min  LED Landscape Lighting Advancements
 Chuck Hoover
Chuck is an independent representative for the past 30 years with emphasis on landscape lighting. The past 10 years has been a concentration on LED landscape lighting with Kichler. He brings a broads understanding of the LED technologies available today.
T5 Vendor/20 min  Hawaiʻi Agriculture & Food Products Database: where vendors can manage the Hawaii-grown and Hawaii-made products they offer and where buyers can find the products they are seeking.
 Sharon Hurd is the acting Division Administrator for the Hawaii Department of Agriculture – Marketing Branch.
TSF 12 pm to 1:00 pm  Break 2: Box Lunch, Tradeshow and Research Posters, Tradeshow Activities-demonstrations  
  1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Session Three
T1 Arborist / Contractor  Fertilization and Plant Health Care
Joseph Zambo is an ISA Certified Arborist currently serving as president to The Aloha Arborist Association, and vice president with the commercial tree care company Aloha Arbor Care. Over the past 20 years he has dedicated his professional and educational career to learning and contributing to the tree and plant health care industry.
T2 Pests & Pest Management Pono Landscapes, IPM and organic strategies to reduce toxic pesticide use and honor our ‘ʻāina
Christopher McCullough is the President, Hawaii Island Landscape Association; Board Member, Landscape Industry Council of Hawaiʻi; and Horticulture Manager, DFI Resources LLC? Micheal Dell Estate, Kona Coast
T3 Nursery & Design We Punch Nature and It Will Punch Us Back: The feedbacks of climate change on people
Dr. Mora is an Associate Professor in the UH Mānoa Department of Geography. His lab focuses on interconnected lines of research to understand how biodiversity patterns are generated and modified by human activities, and identifying the conditions where suitable conditions may be met for both humans and biodiversity.
T4 Vendor/20 min  Healthy Hawaii Trees Through Systemic Trunk Injections  Sye Vasquez, Arborjet
T5 Vendor/20 min  Sustainable Permeable Concrete Pavements for use in LID designs
 Troy Ogasawara
Geotech Solutions, Inc.
2:00 pm
to 3 pm
Session Four  
 T1 Arborist / Contractor Getting to the Root of the Matter    Emeritus Professor of Horticulture, Richard Criley has been engaged in a variety of floricultural and ornamental horticultural research at the University of Hawaii since 1968. His most recent efforts involved manipulation of flowering times of some tropical gingers, describing alternative trees for Hawaii’s landscapes, and improving root development of woody ornamentals.
T2 Pests & Pest Management Goose Grass Weed Control/Renovation of Paspalum Greens
 Dr. DeFrank is a weed scientist with 34 years of experience at University of Hawaii-Manoa. He conducts weed science research and pesticide awareness training on a variety of crops and landscape management settings.
T3 Nursery & Design  Turning a New leaf: Engaging Industries in Policy Decision-Making for the Prevention of Invasive Plant Introductions
 Chelsea Arnott is a Graduate Student in the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She has worked in the conservation field for over a decade controlling invasive species and protecting Hawai’i’s watershed.
T4 Vendor/20 min TBA
T5  Vendor/20 min  TBA
TSF 3:00 pm
to 3:30 pm
Break 3: Tradeshow & Research Posters, Tradeshow Activities, Demonstrations
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm Session Five  
T1 Arborist / Contractor  Tree Preservation & Construction
 Steve Nimz is a Certified Arborist and owner of Steve Nimz and Associates Inc. He will be assisted by Matt Lyum, founder of Performance Landscapes.
T2 Pests & Pest Management
Slug and Snail Management for Reducing Food Safety Risks and Plant Damage
Joshua Silva is an assistant extension agent for the CTAHR Cooperative Extension Service, Oahu County. His focus areas include sustainable agriculture, soil fertility, integrated pest management, and food safety
T3 Nursery & Production Establishing a trial garden for underutilized native Hawaiian plants at the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s Varney Circle
 Dr. Orville C. Baldos is an assistant researcher/professor in sustainable ornamental production at the Department of Tropical Plant Sciences, University of Hawaii at Manoa. His research interest include: 1) native Hawaiian plant materials development for landscape and ornamental use; 2) screening and selection of non-invasive ornamental species and 3) development of sustainable ornamental plant production and landscape management practices.
T4 Vendor/20 min  Plant Pono, a Proactive Approach to Combating Invasive Horticultural Species
  Molly worked in forestry as a professional tree measurer for 10 years in Hawaii. The invasive species she encountered deep in the native forest compelled her to be proactive in biosecurity.
Molly Murphy is the Plant Pono Specialist for the Big Island Invasive Species Committee
T5 Vendor/20 min TBA
TSF 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm  Mixer / Food and Drink / Door Prizes

 And a great Big MAHALO! to all of our fine 2017 sponsors!