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Trainings & Events for Landscape Professionals

ReScape California Is Hiring

ReScape California is seeking a Program Manager to lead the Bay-Friendly Rated Landscapes Program.

Bay-Friendly Training

Bay-Friendly Training & Qualification Program for Landscape Maintenance
Four consecutive Thursdays starting August 17, 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM, South San Francisco. Presented by ReScape California.

Give yourself a competitive edge by earning professional qualification in the Bay-Friendly approach to maintaining and managing healthy landscapes. This four-session training program is taught by leading experts in stormwater management, soil health, irrigation, plant care, integrated pest management, and more. Info and registration


Assessing Urban Trees: Identifying, Assessing and Mitigating Tree Risk
July 25, 2017, 2:00 to 4:00 PM, Oakland. Presented by ReScape California.

Learn how to identify, assess and mitigate risks associated with urban trees. Participants will be guided through the assessment process using the ISA tree risk assessment forms in combination with tree risk mitigation techniques. There will also be an optional outdoor walk. Info and registration

Understory Planting: Making Trees a Priority
July 27, 2017, 4:00 to 6:00 PM, Oakland. Presented by ReScape California.

Our existing and mature trees are an invaluable resource. Learn how to set mature and existing trees as the priority in landscape design and how proper plant selection can help both trees and understory thrive. Info and registration

Firescaping: Planting Against Fire
August 22, 2017, 4:00 to 6:00 PM, Oakland. Presented by ReScape California.

Fire is a hot topic for landscape professionals! Learn where fires come from, how they operate and what feeds them. Understanding fire’s preferences can help you make better decisions about landscape design, management, and maintenance to keep people, wildlife, and properties safe. Info and registration

Congratulations to the new Bay-Friendly Qualified Professionals!

In January 2017, three dozen staff from city and county agencies in Alameda County completed the rigorous four-day Bay-Friendly landscape maintenance training course.

To date, 360 public agency staff in Alameda County have earned the Bay-Friendly Qualified Professional credential and are putting sustainable landscape practices to work every day. Many thanks to these hard-working professionals and their agencies for their commitment to healthy, environmentally sustainable communities.

Bay-Friendly Qualified Professionals in Alameda County, 2007-2017
Jurisdiction # Staff
Alameda County 45
Alameda,City 16
Albany 12
Berkeley 33
Castro Valley Sanitary District 2
Dublin 9
Emeryville 11
Fremont 32
Hayward 26
Livermore 8
Newark 2
Oakland 120
Oro Loma Sanitary District 0
Piedmont 4
Pleasanton 8
San Leandro 9
Union City 22
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