Green LIVE!

  • January 9 - 11:30 am
    January 9 - 1:30 pm
    January 10 - 11:30 am
    January 10 - 1:30 pm
    January 11 - 11:30 am
    January 11 - 1:30 pm

  • Location

    HALL C

  • Building

    Toronto Congress Centre

#LOCongress '18
2019 details coming soon!


NEW to Congress 2018 and located on the show floor, Green LIVE is a free educational area open to all attendees that focuses on promoting proper tree selection, planting, care and maintenance strategies and services. Produced by Landscape Ontario Growers Group in partnership with the International Society of Arborists Ontario (ISAO), it will feature information sessions and demonstrations from leading industry experts. This is a great opportunity to learn more about this important product category and what industry professionals can offer consumers when contracting for landscape services.

Stage Hosted by: Charlie Dobbin
Charlie is a well-known horticulturist and landscape designer with professional gardening experience world-wide. She is owner of a horticultural consulting company, and hosts the Garden Show on AM740 every Saturday! She also teaches horticulture at Humber College and Durham College, and fits in garden consultations whenever she can. She has diverse industry experience including: 18 years in retail Garden Centres, co-hosted the HGTV-show ‘One Garden Two Looks’, was the Horticultural Director for Canada Blooms for 12 years, and plenty of judging for Communities in Bloom Ontario.

  • Tuesday AM: Selection of Trees
    11:30 am
    Learn what questions to ask to choose the best tree for the location, and how to find the best specimen for your site.
  • Tuesday PM: Plant Handling and Transport
    1:30 pm
    Demonstrations on how to move your trees from nursery to the final planting site, including packing on your truck or trailer.
    Demo by: PAUL DEGROOT
  • Wednesday AM: Site Preparation
    11:30 am
    See how to best ready your site for your trees, including soil amendments and fertilizers.
    Demo by: DARBY MCGRATH, Ph.D.
  • Wednesday PM: Proper Planting Techniques
    1:30 pm
    Whether container, wire basket, or bare root, watch how to properly install your tree for best success.
  • Thursday AM: Maintenance During Establishment
    11:30 am
    To improve your success, see how to water, fertilize and prune to reduce transplant stress and help your trees thrive.
    Demo by: MATT LOGAN
  • Thursday PM: Long Term Care
    1:30 pm
    What does a tree require to continue to thrive and provide many years of enjoyment and beauty.
    Demo by: MATT LOGAN

Presented in Partnership with

LO Growers Group


  • Matt Logan, ISA

    Logan Tree Experts

    Lakefield, ON

    A native of Lakefield, Matt Logan has been in the Arboriculture industry since 2001.

    Full Bio
  • Charlie Dobbin

    Charlie Dobbin BSc Agr Envir Hort

    Garden Solutions by Charlie Dobbin

    Charlie Dobbin is a well-known horticulturist and landscape designer with professional gardening experience world-wide.

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  • Nathan Munn, RPF

    Nathan Munn, RPF

    Grand River Conservation Authority

    Cambridge, ON

    Nathan Munn, a university graduate with a Bachelor of Science Degree (Biology) and Forestry Technician Diploma, is also an ISA Certified Arborist.

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  • Michael LaPorte, CHT

    Michael LaPorte, CHT

    Clearview Nursery Ltd

    Stayner, ON

    Michael has been in the horticulture profession for more than 20 years.

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  • Darby McGrath, Ph.D.

    Darby McGrath, Ph.D.

    Vineland Research and Innovation Centre

    Vineland Station, ON

    Dr McGrath is the program lead for 'Greening the Canadian Landscape' at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, and is the research scientist for Nursery and Landscape.

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  • Nick Winkelmolen

    Nick Winkelmolen

    Winkelmolen Nursery Ltd

    Lynden, ON

    Growing up in the nursery industry, Nick spent his summers working on their farm.

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  • Paul DeGroot

    NVK Holdings Inc

    Dundas, ON

    Paul has been loading trucks and cars with plants for over 35 years.

    Full Bio