Get'in It Together!


The Saginaw Valley Nursery and Landscape Association (SVNLA) provides its members with educational meetings throughout the year.  The Great Lakes Trade Expo (GLTE) in January provides three days of educational classes and our day-long Short Courses are always well attended.  In March, the Garden Day Expo allows our members to show the consumer what services they offer as well as educational classes.


If you are in a "green" industry related business within the Saginaw Valley, or surrounding area, and aren't an SVNLA member, visit our Contacts page to join.


Be an integral part in helping grow our greener community!


Schedule of Meetings & Events

SVNLA Short Course

Register Here

~ Great Hall Banquet & Convention Center, 5121 Bay City Rd., Midland, MI  48642 ~

7:30 - 8:00 am Registration

8:00 am – 4:00 pm Program


CGIP CEUs • Four (4) MDARD Pesticide Credits (Applied) • Networking Opportunities •  More


Early Bird Registration (Closes February 8th)  $42 SVNLA Members / $52 Non-Members

After February 14th & At Door  $52 SVNLA Members / $62 Non-members



Safety in the Workplace

 Jeff Short, York Risk Services


Boxwood Blight and Alternatives in Design

Dr. Robert Schutzki, MSU Department of Horticulture


Turf Issues, Sports Fields & Weed Prevention with New Seed Germination

Aaron Hathaway, Services Manager Nufarm


Green Industry Updates

Amy Upton, MNLA Executive Director


MDARD What’s Going on in Michigan:  Pest Identification/Disease Prevention/Invasive Efforts/etc.

John Bedford, MDARD  Pest  Response Program Specialist



If you have not already registered, please confirm your attendance by February 14th to receive the Early Bird Discount!

2021 Let’s Talk Trees & Turf 

Wednesday, October 6, 2021


Held at the Trillium Banquet at Timbers Bar & Grill, 6415 State St., Saginaw, MI


4:30pm Registration & Vendor Networking
5pm-9pm Program

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