When:August 5, 2021 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Where:Home or Office Outside by Erin’s Office Hualalai, Four Seasons Resort

Outside by Erin’s Office Hualalai

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When:August 26, 2021 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Where:Home or Office

“The strength of the landscape industry rests in the hands of our members who are wiling to serve!”

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When:November 3, 2021 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Where:Home or Office

Insects that visit flowers and contribute to plant pollination interact with a wide range of native and horticultural plant species. Their biology and ecology are sensitive to a number of seasonal changes and other environmental features including flower availability, nesting habitat, and disease. In addition, pollinators may be particularly vulnerable to a number of pest practices used in urban and agricultural settings due to their shared biology. This talk will be divided into three sections. The first section will review native pollinator diversity, biology, and ecology, highlighting their importance in the landscape and the most sensitive features of their life cycle. The second part of the talk will discuss how various pest management practices affect pollinators, including the use of particular pesticides as well as other practices used to control plant and animal pests. The third part of the talk will focus on plant species and planting design features that can help create quality pollinator habitat. At the end of this talk attendees should have a familiarity with native pollinator ecology...

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When:October 6, 2021 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Where:Home or Office

Fungi, fire, windstorms, lightning, and disease all damage our trees but are important factors in the lives of wildlife species that need the resulting cracks, hollows, cavities, and slabs of loose bark. We will look at a selection of vertebrates that happily thrive in wounded and diseased trees and are dependent on them. Instructor Description:  Helen Snyder is a retired wildlife biologist living in Portal, AZ and is currently practicing as a real estate broker for conservation buyers and non-profit entities interested in preserving intact habitats. CEUs: 1.5 – ISA CEUs *Please allow up to 6 weeks for processing CEU information will be collected in SurveyMonkey – a link will be sent at the end of the program. If you don’t receive the link, please contact our office info@wcisa.net

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When:July 29, 2021 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Where:Home or Office

“The strength of the landscape industry rests in the hands of our members who are willing to serve!”

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When:August 17, 2021 @ 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm
Where:Home or Office

REGISTER for the Webinar. Get a Ticket! Dr. Don Hemmes, who wrote the book on mushroom ID in Hawaii, will discuss his years identifying and learning about mushrooms that are commonly found in landscapes across Hawaii. Don brings years of experience of mushroom identification. Understanding what mushrooms you are seeing in the landscape and being able to ID them is not only a fun and interesting topic but is useful. While most mushrooms are just interesting and innocuous some may be detrimental to people, pets, or plants. This webinar will review commonly and not so commonly found mushrooms and their properties.

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When:July 7, 2021 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
Where:Home or Office

Plants are injured by insects as they feed, make homes, and lay eggs on and in plants. Often this injury damages the leaves, stems, and roots of plants. In many cases the perpetrator of this injury will not be present on the plant when you arrive. Only symptoms or signs may remain. Like a crime scene investigator you can use these clues to help identify the perpetrator. Accurate identification will enable you to design the right strategy for managing the pest in the timeliest and most efficacious way. Case studies of chewers, suckers, gall makers, leaf miners, and borers will focus on biology and management of several key pests. Instructor: Mike Raupp is Professor Emeritus at the University of Maryland and a Fellow of the Entomological Society of America. A regular guest on NPR, Mike has appeared on all major television networks with luminaries including Jay Leno, Hoda Kotb, Chris Cuomo, and Dr. Oz. His “Bug of the Week” website, www.bugoftheweek.com and Youtube channel www.youtube.com/user/BugOfTheWeek demystify insect behavior and natural...

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