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2014 Landscape ID Workshop

When: October 7th, 2014, 9:00 am – 1:30 pm

Where: Chattanooga State Community College at the CBIH (Center for Business,Industry, Health)

Click here for seminar flyer.

Click here for seminar registration form.

Workshop Teachers: Frank Hale, UT Extension (Insect Specialist) Alan Windham, UT Extension (Disease Specialist) Greg Breeden, UT Extension (Weed Specialist) Dr. […]

Emerald Ash Borer

The Emerald Ash Borer was discovered in Tennessee in July 2010 and in Hamilton County in July 2013. This destructive insect’s range slowly but surely expanded from its original infestation in Michigan across several states and Canada, leaving whole stands of ash trees decimated in its path. Thus far, EAB has killed tens of […]

Green Express Horticulture Short Course

<<<<<<<<<<<<<Attention all Landscapers >>>>>>>>>>>

Sixteenth Annual Green Express Horticulture Short Course –Jan 8th&9th at Chattanooga State sponsored by UT and the Chattanooga Association of Landscape Professionals. See the class brochure and register your employees today.

12 Speakers on Landscaping topics. Still only $50 for both days ( $35 for CALP members)

Learn about landscaping with […]

Soil, Plant & Pest Center Facebook Page

Do you need help figuring out what is ailing your plants or soil?

The University of Tennessee Soil, Plant & Pest Center, which provides information to homeowners, nursery operators, farmers, and researchers, created a Facebook page with current posts and links to provide timely information on current pest situations.

The creators of this Facebook […]

Fall Activities at the Chattanooga Arboretum

There are several special Educational and Volunteer activites at the Chattanooga Arboretum and Nature Center this fall.

A three-day Tree Identification Workshop will be held November 6-8 from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. Spend each day immersed in acres of trees, while walking the trails with experts in botany, history, ecology and the arts. Learn […]

All About Bats

Are you looking for information about bats?

Here are a couple of the best websites to learn about –

Different types of bats Natural bat habitats How to remove bats from a building or how to keep them out to begin with White-nose syndrome which is devastating bat populations in the Easern United States […]

IPM (Intergrated Pest Management) Mobile Apps Avaliable

The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture has announced the development of two Integrated Pest Management mobile apps –

IPMPro for nursery growers, landscapers, arborists, Extension agents and students IPMLite for home landscaping enthusiasts, Master Gardeners, Garden Club members, etc. IPMPro

IPMPro includes the major horticultural practices and disease and insect recommendations. It will streamline […]

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Control

According to Tom Stebbins, UT/TSU Extension Agent for Hamilton County, we are starting to see the next insect pest invader – the Brown Marmorated Sting Bug (BMSB). His office is just starting to get reports from Chattanooga area homeowners about this member of the stink bug family.

Adults are approximately 3/4 inch long (17 mm) […]

Why Do Some Trees Lose Their Leaves in Late Summer?

(This article is a reprint of an article by UT Extension Specialist David Mercker that appeared in the August 2011 Forestry, Wildlife & Fisheries Update Newsletter)

Normally every year in late summer, when temperatures aren’t fit for much, Extension Specialists and County Agents receive inquiries on why some leaves are prematurely dropping from trees. It […]

UT Eastern Region Nursery Tour

Attention Master Gardeners, landscapers, students and nursery professionals: The 2011 UT Eastern Region Nursery, Landscaping and Gardening Tour is now open for registration. This three day UT-sponsored event will take place October 18, 19 and 20 and will cover orchards, nurseries, farms, greenhouses and landscapes in Kentucky. The tour leaves from Knoxville and the cost […]