Region 6/PlantWNY Virtual Education Day
Date / Time: Thursday, February 3, 2022 / 9–11:30 am
Credits: 2 CNLP; 1 DEC (3A)
Welcoming & Introductions
New Plant Introductions for ’22 for Landscapers and Garden Centers
with Tim Zimmerman, CNLP
Tim Zimmerman, CNLP, will be highlighting new shrubs and perennials that are making their garden center debut in 2022 and a few recent introductions you will want to be sure to have on hand and use in your landscape designs.
Tim Zimmerman is a sales representative for The Robert Baker Company and Medford Nursery, serving Western and Central NYS and NW PA. He assists nurseries, garden centers, and landscape contractors with plant selection and procurement for sale and installation. Tim spent 16 years as a landscape designer and estimator in WNY, 13 of those while serving as the landscape manager with Menne Nursery in Amherst, NY. His projects have been honored with PLANT WNY and NYSNLA awards and have been profiled in Nursery Lines Magazine.
Invasion of Foreign Pests
with Tom Mitchell
Tom Mitchell will present identification and control techniques for foreign pests. Tom is presently teaching horticulture at Niagara County Community College and previously taught horticulture at McKinley High School for 33 years. Tom teaches the plant protection class at NCCC which results in the 30 hour certification needed to take the state pesticide exam. Tom is the owner of Mitchell Landscaping Inc. Mitchell Landscaping specializes in landscape maintenance. Tom is a past president of the NYS Agriculture Teachers Association and PLANT WNY and served as trustee of the WNYSNLA Foundation.