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PLANET Gives Back 2014 on #Landscapechat with Corona Tools

 

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What is PLANET Gives Back? Each year the Professional Landcare Network, (PLANET) organizes a volunteer service event during their annual Green Industry Conference. The fourth annual PLANET Gives Back is scheduled for Wednesday, October 22, 2014 in the city of Louisville, KY. PLANET Gives Back and partneres seek to promote a positive impact for the host city of our annual GIC. Pictured (right) are the 75+ attendees who volunteered during the 2013 event. 

You're Invited to Chat

Participate in a live #Landscapechat during PLANET Gives Back on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 2pm ET, held at GIC and GIE-EXPO in Louisville. This live chat will feature PLANET, and other green industry leaders tweeting live from the event.

Discussion Key Points: 

New This Year - The majority of the work will take place at Meyzeek Middle School, which was identified through YouthBuild Louisville, an education, job training and leadership program organization designed to help young adults realize their potential. Approximately 75 volunteers will landscape, aerate, and fertilize the school grounds, preform maintenance on perimeter fences, and beautify the front entrances with the use of raised planter beds.

The Event - Approximately 75 volunteers will landscape, aerate, and fertilize the school grounds, perform maintenance on perimeter fences, and beautify the front entrances with the use of raised planter beds. In addition, volunteers will be installing trees at a nearby location, St. Vincent DePaul.  

This week’s #Landscapechat - Some of the happenings taking place at GIC and the GIE+EXPO will also be highlighted.

Join the Conversation

Corona Tools LandscapechatDon’t miss out on this exciting topic and join the conversation via Twitter. Just sign into #landscapechat with your Twitter ID and you can follow the conversation and share with the community. Be sure to add the hashtag to all your tweets or join us in the landscapechat room on Tweetchat.  They will automatically add it for you and it's easy to watch the conversation as it happens!

If you do miss the live event, you can still access the Storify recap, accessible 24/7 that will be posted following the live chat. The transcript includes all the information and links shared during the discussion. 

About Landscapechat

Connect and share with the green industry leaders live on Twitter and 24/7 to learn and share about hot topics in the green industry. Now landscapechat is part of the Green Industry Leaders Network (GILN) presented by Corona and its partners.  We are an alliance of professional organizations who are advancing the horticulture, tree care, and landscaping industries.  Register now to get weekly updates of upcoming chats, links to transcripts, chat reminders and more!  Register now on the GILN website!

(Photo credit PLANET)

Bulbapalooza of Spring-flowering Bulbs with AHS and Corona Tools

 


GrapeHyacinthsSpring flowering bulbs enliven the landscape and are invaluable for adding bright color to the garden in early spring. Y
ou know you’re a “real gardener” when cool weather makes you long to plant bulbs for next spring. Bring your lists of classic bulbs to grow, unusual bulbs you like, bulbs you’d like to try, and companion plants for bulbs, to a bulbapalooza on a group #Plantchat Monday, October 20 at 11 am PT / 2 pm ET 

We’ll be chatting about planting techniques, the best-of-the-best daffodils for hot and cold zones, bulbs that will be carefree additions to your garden, unusual alliums to add to your mix, and suggestions for bulbs as companion plants to perennials you probably already have in your garden.

You're Invited! 

Join @CoronaTools and #Plantchat co-partner, American Horticultural Society Digital Communications Manager Charlotte Germane @AHS_Gardening  for this week's topic, “Something Old, Something New” in Fall-Planted Bulbs. The live chat begins Monday, October 20, 2014 at 11 a.m. PST / 2 p.m. EST, were we come together with green industry experts and fellow horticultural tweeps each week to discuss all things related to plants and horticulture, since 2014.

Discussion Overview  

Planting techniques

Best-of-the-Best daffodils for hot and cold zones

Carefree Bulbs that will be carefree additions to your garden

Unsual Alliums to add to your mix

Companion Plants Suggestions for bulbs to accompany your perennials 

Join the Conversation

Plantchat logo on Corona Tools

Don’t miss out on this exciting topic and join the conversation via Twitter. Just sign into #plantchat with your Twitter ID and you can follow the conversation and share with the community. Be sure to add the hastag to all your tweets or join us in the plantchat room on Tweetchat.  They will automatically add it for you and it's easy to watch the conversation as it happens!

If you do miss the live event, you can still access the Storify recap, accessible 24/7 that will be posted following the live chat. The transcript includes all the information and links shared during the discussion. 

About Plantchat

Connect and share with the green industry leaders live on Twitter and 24/7 to learn and share about hot topics in the green industry. Now plantchat is part of the Green Industry Leaders Network (GILN) presented by Corona and its partners.  We are an alliance of professional organizations who are advancing the horticulture, tree care, and landscaping industries.  Register now to get weekly updates of upcoming chats, links to transcripts, chat reminders and more!  Register now on the GILN website!

photo by Geri Laufer

The Power of Urban Forestry Network with ACTrees + Corona Tools

 


ACTrees PowerOfUrbanForestry[SMALL]What is the Urban Forestry Network and why is it important to your community? ACTrees works to strengthen community bonds and helps to spread the importance and knowledge of how to care for trees. Partnerships, national alliances and communication between stakeholders are all goals of the Urban Forestry Network. One example is t
his year's ACTRees Day Nov. 4, 2014 in Charlotte, NCLearn more and ask questions on #Treechat. 

You're Invited to Tweet 

Welcome!  @CoronaTools invites everyone with an interest in trees to enter the hashtag #Treechat on Twitter. Chat partner and ACTrees  Program Manager Anthony Le will be tweeting as @alliancefortrees, along with Allison Paisner, Public Policy student at GWU, and ACTRees Intern.  The live chat begins Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 11 a.m. PST / 2 p.m. EST. This is the Twitter chat were we come together with industry experts and fellow tree tweeps each week to discuss all things related to trees and tree care, since 2010!

Discussion Overview

Find out more on this week's #Treechat

The Mission of the Urban Forestry Network  -to build the capacity of our members through webcasts, program management, & networking

Advocacy is one new focus at the local level, the ultimate goal for urban foresters to improve local-regional partnerships 

ACTrees Day - Still time to sign up!  View the full agenda at http://actrees.org/what-we-do/training-and-conferences/actrees-day/  

Keynote speaker @Eric Rutkow will talk about the fascinating relationship between Americans, US development, and trees! 

Join the Conversation

Corona Tools Treechat

Join us for this information-rich topic live on Twitter! Just sign in, search for #treechat and tweet using the hashtag. You're tweets will appear in the live tweet stream and you will be part of the conversation.  Be sure to add the hastag to all your tweets or join us in the treechat room on Tweetchat.  They will automatically add it for you and it's easy to watch the conversation as it happens!

If you do miss the live chat, you can still access the complete Storify transcript, available 24/7 following the live chat.  It includes include all the information and links shared during the discussion.

About Treechat

Connect and share with the green industry leaders live on Twitter and 24/7 to learn and share about hot topics in the green industry. Now treechat is part of the Green Industry Leaders Network (GILN) presented by Corona and its partners.  We are an alliance of professional organizations who are advancing the horticulture, tree care, and landscaping industries.  Register now to get weekly updates of upcoming chats, links to transcripts, chat reminders and more!  Register now on the GILN website!


Value of Professional Organizations with Emergent + Corona Tools

 

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Getting started in any profession can be intimidating. This week #Plantchat's Young Emergents discussion led by Brienne Arthur discusses the value of professional organizations to newbies in the field. Pictured, right, is a group of enthusiastic professional women at the International Plant Propagators Society in Scandinavia in September, 2014. Join the young Emergents this week to chat about the value of professional organizations on #Plantchat!

You're Invited to Tweet 

Join @CoronaTools and #Plantchat co-partner, Brienne Gluvna Arthur @EmergentPro for this week's topic, Discussing Gardening and Horticulture with Millennials.  The live chat begins Monday, October 13, 2014 at 11 a.m. PST / 2 p.m. EST, were we come together with green industry experts and fellow horticultural tweeps each week to discuss all things related to plants and horticulture, since 2011.

Discussion Overview 

5 Top Reasons to join Professional Organizations:

Networking -make friends and contacts, keep up to date and exchange experiences at meetings and annual conferences

Mentoring - insights offered by experienced pros are often invaluable

Jobs - job offerings are often posted on the websites of professional organizations 

Professional Development -courses and certifications offered by professional organizations can give you the jump on experience

Scholarships -many professional organizations offer scholarships and make grants available to members

Join the Conversation

Plantchat logo on Corona Tools

Don’t miss out on this exciting topic and join the conversation via Twitter. Just sign into #plantchat with your Twitter ID and you can follow the conversation and share with the community. Be sure to add the hastag to all your tweets or join us in the plantchat room on Tweetchat.  They will automatically add it for you and it's easy to watch the conversation as it happens!

If you do miss the live event, you can still access the Storify recap, accessible 24/7 that will be posted following the live chat. The transcript includes all the information and links shared during the discussion. 

About Plantchat

Connect and share with the green industry leaders live on Twitter and 24/7 to learn and share about hot topics in the green industry. Now plantchat is part of the Green Industry Leaders Network (GILN) presented by Corona and its partners.  We are an alliance of professional organizations who are advancing the horticulture, tree care, and landscaping industries.  Register now to get weekly updates of upcoming chats, links to transcripts, chat reminders and more!  Register now on the GILN website!

photo credit Brienne Gluvna Arthur 

Plant Breeding with Proven Winners and Corona Tools

 

ProvenWinners PlantBreederEveryone loves new plants, so there is a continual demand for them. Proven Winners works with breeders to bring new plant introductions to the popular market. Rigorous testing ensures the new plants are garden worthy. 

Plant Breeding is the art and science of changing the traits of plants in order to produce desired characteristics. Breeding targets might be a larger tomato, shorter stems on a flowering plant, increased bloom time, or a new color (anyone remember Burpee Seed Company's white marigold contest from the 1960's?). Proven Winners offers advice and support to plant breeders, then helps them through to marketing of their new plants. This week on #Plantchat learn how to partner with Proven Winners to bring your breeding breakthroughs to market and get tips and hints from the team at Proven Winners on #Plantchat!

You're Invited to Tweet 

Join @CoronaTools and #plantchat co-partner, Stacey Hirvala, Jane Beggs-Joles and Shannon Springer representing Proven Winners @Proven_Winners on this week's topic, Favorite Fall Plants. The live chat begins Monday, Octover 6, 2014 at 11 a.m. PST / 2 p.m. EST, were we come together with green industry experts and fellow horticultural tweeps each week to discuss all things related to plants and horticulture, since 2014.

Discussion Overview 

Plant breeding is both an art and a science 

Plant breeding (and plant selection) has been done for thousands of years, it is not a new practice. 

Low Tech Methods -New plants can be developed with very low-tech methods, so really, anyone can dabble in it. 

Time Span -Developing and introducing a new plant takes time – 5+ years, typically. 

Case Histories of New Plants - Plant breeding has brought about major changes in agriculture, horticulture, and forestry, for example success stories like ‘Princeton’ elm and Shasta daisies.

Join the Conversation

Plantchat logo on Corona Tools

Don’t miss out on this exciting topic and join the conversation via Twitter. Just sign into #plantchat with your Twitter ID and you can follow the conversation and share with the community. Be sure to add the hastag to all your tweets or join us in the plantchat room on Tweetchat.  They will automatically add it for you and it's easy to watch the conversation as it happens!

If you do miss the live event, you can still access the Storify recap, accessible 24/7 that will be posted following the live chat. The transcript includes all the information and links shared during the discussion. 

About Plantchat

Connect and share with the green industry leaders live on Twitter and 24/7 to learn and share about hot topics in the green industry. Now plantchat is part of the Green Industry Leaders Network (GILN) presented by Corona and its partners.  We are an alliance of professional organizations who are advancing the horticulture, tree care, and landscaping industries.  Register now to get weekly updates of upcoming chats, links to transcripts, chat reminders and more!  Register now on the GILN website!

Create a Year-Round Landscape: Enjoy Your Yard All Year Long

 

Author: Professional Landcare Network

People who live in cooler climates can take a page from our warm-weather friends who use their yards year-round. Just because it gets colder for part of the year, doesn’t mean we should put away the lawn furniture after Labor Day and lock the back door until spring.

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Enjoy Your Yard Year-Round

There are a variety of ways you can extend the use of your yard into late fall and even winter. Many patios, decks, and outdoor living spaces have fire features, such as fire pits, chimineas, and stone or brick fireplaces that come in all price ranges and are great focal points for outdoor entertaining in the fall and even into the winter. Add a grill or outdoor kitchen and you have a great space for fall-themed entertaining, dinner alfresco, or s’mores and hot cocoa party. Adding pergolas, gazebos, or covered patios creates a feeling of shelter and warmth in the winter, in addition to providing shade in the summer.

Plant for Seasonal Color and Texture

Planning for a year-round landscape extends to the plants themselves. Most of us are probably guilty of choosing plants, trees, and shrubs for our yards with spring and summer in mind. If you begin to use your landscape in fall and winter, you will start to think about how you can incorporate plants and trees that add pops of color and texture in the fall and winter. It is easy to create gorgeous fall color in your yard with maple trees, birch and oak trees and Japanese maples, but it is sometimes harder to envision your landscape in winter.

Think Bark and Berries

One way to think about fall and winter landscapes is in terms of “bark and berries.” Add color to winter landscapes by using plants with berries like holly trees, viburnums, and beauty berries. Birds are attracted to berries, so these plants may attract winter wildlife. Trees with lighter colored or papery bark such as river birch trees, crape myrtles, dogwood trees, and Japanese maple trees add texture and interest. There are also a variety of evergreen trees that come in different shades that can add visual interest.

Using, designing for, and appreciating your yard year-round can extend your entertaining options, help you connect with nature, get you outdoors for fresh air and help you create memories with friends and family.

Get more great ideas, tips and information on PLANET's new website, LoveYourLandscape.com

PCF Conference with Arbor Day Foundation and Corona Tools

 


logo partners in community forestry ArborDayFoundationComing up Nov. 5-6, 2014 is Arbor Day Foundation's Partners in Community Forestry Conference (PFC) in Charlotte, NC. It presents a unique opportunity for all groups that serve community green space to join together to discuss the latest in urban forest partnerships, planning and management, models of sustainability and innovation.  
Learn more and ask questions on #Treechat. 

You're Invited to Tweet 

Welcome!  @CoronaTools invites everyone with an interest in trees to enter the hashtag #Treechat on Twitter and join the chat. Corona Tools partner is Arbor Day Foundation, and Coe Roberts will be tweeting as @arborday. The live chat begins Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 11 a.m. PST / 2 p.m. EST. This is the Twitter chat were we come together with industry experts and fellow tree tweeps each week to discuss all things related to trees and tree care, since 2010!

What is PCF?  Community tree facts, how communities are benefiting, impact of the conference 
Who participates?  Companies, Organizations, Educators, Volunteers 
Topics on the PCF Agenda?  Keynotes/ Presenters? 
Impact of PCF had over the years?  Success stories?  Number of trees planted?  Reclaimed neighborhoods? 
What are the biggest challenges facing community forestry today? Join the Conversation

Corona Tools Treechat

Join us for this information-rich topic live on Twitter! Just sign in, search for #treechat and tweet using the hashtag. You're tweets will appear in the live tweet stream and you will be part of the conversation.  Be sure to add the hastag to all your tweets or join us in the treechat room on Tweetchat.  They will automatically add it for you and it's easy to watch the conversation as it happens!

If you do miss the live chat, you can still access the complete Storify transcript, available 24/7 following the live chat.  It includes include all the information and links shared during the discussion.

About Treechat

Connect and share with the green industry leaders live on Twitter and 24/7 to learn and share about hot topics in the green industry. Now treechat is part of the Green Industry Leaders Network (GILN) presented by Corona and its partners.  We are an alliance of professional organizations who are advancing the horticulture, tree care, and landscaping industries.  Register now to get weekly updates of upcoming chats, links to transcripts, chat reminders and more!  Register now on the GILN website!


Tree Volunteers with ACTrees and Corona Tools

 

ACTrees New York   Volunteer Tree CareTree care is important to a healthy urban forest. Community volunteers from coast to coast, led by ACTrees, can strengthen community bonds and help spread the importance and knowledge of how to care for trees. In October, ACTrees invites you to be part of the special 10th Anniversary of National  NeighborWoods® Month this October. Register your events, volunteer in your area, or donate to support community trees. An ACTrees supporter will match donations made in honor of the 10th Anniversary, so donate now to double the impact! Learn more and ask questions on #Treechat. 

You're Invited to Tweet 

Welcome!  @CoronaTools invites everyone with an interest in trees to enter the hashtag #Treechat on Twitter. Chat partner and ACTrees  Program Manager Anthony Le will be tweeting as @alliancefortrees, along with Allison Paisner, Public Policy student at GWU, and #Treechat Intern.  The live chat begins Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 11 a.m. PST / 2 p.m. EST. This is the Twitter chat were we come together with industry experts and fellow tree tweeps each week to discuss all things related to trees and tree care, since 2010!

Discussion Overview

Find out more on this week's #Treechat

Challenges that face Urban Forests

How Volunteer Advocates can solidify community support for their trees 

Volunteerism can bridge the shortfall left by municipal budgets 

ISA Credits can be offered to attract more people to local programs 

Volunteer Pruning Program Essentials webcast with @TreesNewYork & @TreePeople_org  

Join the Conversation

Corona Tools Treechat

Join us for this information-rich topic live on Twitter! Just sign in, search for #treechat and tweet using the hashtag. You're tweets will appear in the live tweet stream and you will be part of the conversation.  Be sure to add the hastag to all your tweets or join us in the treechat room on Tweetchat.  They will automatically add it for you and it's easy to watch the conversation as it happens!

If you do miss the live chat, you can still access the complete Storify transcript, available 24/7 following the live chat.  It includes include all the information and links shared during the discussion.

About Treechat

Connect and share with the green industry leaders live on Twitter and 24/7 to learn and share about hot topics in the green industry. Now treechat is part of the Green Industry Leaders Network (GILN) presented by Corona and its partners.  We are an alliance of professional organizations who are advancing the horticulture, tree care, and landscaping industries.  Register now to get weekly updates of upcoming chats, links to transcripts, chat reminders and more!  Register now on the GILN website!


Herbal Groundcovers with Corona Tools and #Herbchat

 

Herbal Ground Cover ThymeGround covers are used to solve many different landscaping challenges. They carpet areas in a formal ­garden; cover steep banks thus replacing lawn mower hazards; fill areas too shady, wet, or arid for other plants, and/or provide lower maintenance in difficult-to-maintain areas. Many perennial herbs are among the hundreds of plants that can serve as ground covers. Many of these are not only problem solvers but fragrant and beautiful plants in their own right.
Focusing on ALL THINGS HERB, #Herbchat on Twitter appears every Thursday at 2 pm ET

You're Invited to Tweet 

Join @CoronaTools and #Plantchat co-partner, #Herbchat with Horticulturist and Garden Writer Geri Laufer @gardengeri for this week's topic, Organic Fruits and Berries. The live chat begins Monday, Septembe 29, 2014 at 11 a.m. PST / 2 p.m. EST, were we come together with green industry experts and fellow horticultural tweeps each week to discuss all things related to plants and horticulture, since 2014.

Discussion Overview  

Key Takeaways:

Groundcovers as problem solvers

Creeping herbs - colorful and fragrant

Herbal Ground Covers for Sun and Shade

Beyond thyme; herb ground covers for shade

Varying heights of herbal groundcovers

 

 

 

Join the Conversation

Plantchat logo on Corona Tools

Don’t miss out on this exciting topic and join the conversation via Twitter. Just sign into #plantchat with your Twitter ID and you can follow the conversation and share with the community. Be sure to add the hastag to all your tweets or join us in the plantchat room on Tweetchat.  They will automatically add it for you and it's easy to watch the conversation as it happens!

If you do miss the live event, you can still access the Storify recap, accessible 24/7 that will be posted following the live chat. The transcript includes all the information and links shared during the discussion. 

About Plantchat

Connect and share with the green industry leaders live on Twitter and 24/7 to learn and share about hot topics in the green industry. Now plantchat is part of the Green Industry Leaders Network (GILN) presented by Corona and its partners.  We are an alliance of professional organizations who are advancing the horticulture, tree care, and landscaping industries.  Register now to get weekly updates of upcoming chats, links to transcripts, chat reminders and more!  Register now on the GILN website!

photo courtesy of #Herbchat http://www.Twitter.com/herbchat Copyright Geri Laufer

Xeriscaping w Corona Tools, Denver Water, and Lawn + Landscape

 

xeriscape on corona tools landscapechatWith the continuing drought, Xeriscaping is receiving more attention. Xeriscaping is a landscaping method developed especially for arid and semiarid climates that utilizes water-conserving techniques (as the use of drought-tolerant plants, mulch, and efficient irrigation). Freedom from supplemental irrigation water is key to this type of landscape. Native and other drought tolerant plantings are included, along with water conservation techniques to eliminate evaporation and run off. Contribute your ideas, and ask the experts on this Twitter chat!   

You're Invited to Tweet 

Join @CoronaTools and partner Lawn and Landscape Magazine with Host Brian Horn, managing editor at Lawn and Landscape, and Guest Host Travis Thompson Sr., Media Coordinator at Denver Water (@DenverWater) for #Landscapechat on Wednesday, October 1 at 11 a.m. P.T.or 2 p.m. ET. This is the Twitter chat where we come together with green industry experts and fellow landscape tweeps, each week to discuss all things related to landscape, since 2011.

Discussion Overview

Key Takeaways from the chat:

What is Xeriscape? 
History of Xeriscape? 
Causal factors for landscape change - Role of the water utilities, a look at where landscape change is headed 
Xeriscape Programs - available rograms for landscape contractors, residents and HOAs 
Xeriscape Resources - what's on tap for Irrigation Show 2014 and other available resources 

Join the Conversation

Corona Tools Landscapechat

Don’t miss out on this exciting topic and join the conversation via Twitter. Just sign into #landscapechat with your Twitter ID and you can follow the conversation and share with the community. Be sure to add the hashtag to all your tweets or join us in the landscapechat room on Tweetchat.  They will automatically add it for you and it's easy to watch the conversation as it happens!

If you do miss the live event, you can still access the Storify recap, accessible 24/7 that will be posted following the live chat. The transcript includes all the information and links shared during the discussion. 

About Landscapechat

Connect and share with the green industry leaders live on Twitter and 24/7 to learn and share about hot topics in the green industry. Now landscapechat is part of the Green Industry Leaders Network (GILN) presented by Corona and its partners.  We are an alliance of professional organizations who are advancing the horticulture, tree care, and landscaping industries.  Register now to get weekly updates of upcoming chats, links to transcripts, chat reminders and more!  Register now on the GILN website!

Safety meeting photo courtesy of SDCWA 
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