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SVNLA Events

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 Contact page to join.

Be an integral part in helping grow our greener community!


SAVE THE DATE: Thursday, February 22, 2024

Short Course

The SVNLA Short Course is scheduled for Thursday, February 22, 2024 at the Great Hall Banquet

& Convention Center in Midland. More information will be coming soon.

Evening at Kluck Nursery, Inc. and Town Hall meeting

The SVNLA Evening at Kluck Nursery, Inc. and Town Hall Meeting was held on Monday, October
2, 2023. The weather was perfect and attendees had the chance to listen to Legislative guests;
Senator Kevin Daley, Constituent Relations Director for Senator McDonald Rivet, Kevin Hayes,
Representative Amos O’Neal and Representative Timmy Beson. After their introductions
everyone had the chance to ask questions. Many important issues were discussed that would
greatly impact the Green Industry. A tour and history of Kluck Nursery, Inc commenced after the Town Hall Meeting followed by dinner. A Huge Thank-You to Tom and Tyler Kluck and everyone at Kluck Nursery, Inc. for their gracious hospitality and a wonderful evening!

SVNLA Scholarship Award

The 2023 SVNLA Jerry Salget Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Corbin Bouvy during the evening at Kluck Nursery, Inc. event. Congratulations Corbin!

Fall Landscaping Seminar

The SVNLA Fall Landscaping Seminar took place on November 2, 2023 at the Trillium Banquet
Center in Saginaw. Speakers included Dr. David L. Roberts- The Plant Doctor, LLC, Aaron
Hathaway- Nufarm Americas Inc., Bert Cregg, Ph.D. – MSU Department of Horticulture, and
Matthew Koch, Ph.D.- Scotts MiracleGro Company.

SVNLA Christmas Party 2023

The SVNLA Christmas Party Casino Night took place on December 7, 2023 at the Saginaw Bay
Yacht Club in Essexville. Attendees enjoyed a delectable dinner and then got the chance to test
their luck at one of the 2 Black Jack Tables and CRAPS Table.

SVNLA Spring Kick-Off Pruning Seminar & Community Project

SVNLA Christmas Party 2022


Wednesday, October 6, 2021


Trillium Banquet Center at Timbers Bar & Grill, 6415 State St., Saginaw


4:30 pm Registration, Vendor Networking, and Buffet-Style Dinner 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm Program


SVNLA Members - $35 per person / Non-Members - $45 per person

Applied for:

Four (4) MDARD Pesticide Credits-3A, 3B, 6, Comm CORE & Priv CORE


Four (4) CGIP CEUs

Applied for:

Four (4) ICA Credits


The Plant Doctor’s Tree and Landscape Update Dr. David L. Roberts,  The Plant Doctor, LLC

Box Tree Moth in Michigan
David Lowenstein, Consumer Horticulture Supervising Extension Educator – MSU

Tree Versus Turf: Managing the Competition 
Dr. Kevin Frank, Michigan State University

Gypsy Moth and Pine Trees
Dave Sutton, Territory Manager – ISA Board Certified Master Arborist – TriCity Tree Doctor

Sponsored by: Midwest Arborist Supplies