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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 […]

2014 Certificate in Native Plants Program

Over the last year we have spent many hours planning and organizing Tennessee’s first Certificate in Native Plants program. The course is a cooperative effort of the Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center, the Wild Ones, Tennessee Valley Chapter, and the Tennessee Native Plant Society. We are jointly pleased to announce that the program is […]

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 […]

Landscape ID Workshop

The Landscape ID Workshop on Tuesday, October 29 will be extremely helpful in identifying problem insects, diseases and weeds occurring in lawns and landscapes. Landscapers, Garden Nursery personnel, Master Gardeners and others are encouraged to attend this event.

The workshop will be at Chattanooga State and is presented by the Chattanooga Association of Landscape Professionals […]

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 […]

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 […]

Saving East Tennessee Hemlocks

Are you interested in being on a list of knowledgeable folks that can identify and help with treatment of the hemlock woolly adelgid? The folks from “Save Georgias Hemlocks” are presenting a free clinic on April 10th at the Chattanooga Nature Center Auditorium at Reflection Riding. This clinic is being presented by the Benton MacKaye […]

Spring Homeowner Landscaping Workshops

With Spring just around the corner, now’s the time to update your landscaping skills. Two Tennessee Yards and Neighborhood Workshops are scheduled for April and May. Each session is held over 2 evenings, each session running from 6 pm to 9 pm. The April workshop will be held April 19th and 20th, and the May […]