The 2017 Southwest Ohio BYGLive! Diagnostic Walk-Abouts Green Industry Professional Training Series

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What Is It? 

  • Professional Training:  the Walk-Abouts are for Green Industry professionals (arborists, landscapers, turf managers, nursery managers, etc.).
  • Comprehensive:  participants look at plants, plant pests, plant diseases, landscape designs, and other points of interest.  Discussions focus on plant problem diagnostics, plant health management, plant selection, and sustainable landscape designs.
  • Hands-On:  the training is held outdoors; topics are viewed first-hand.
  • Real-World: the Walk-Abouts reflect real-world landscape scouting; anything found on the Walk-Abouts is open for consideration!
  • Up-to-Date:  updates are provided on newly emerging plant health issues (e.g. pest outbreaks, non-native invasives, changes to pesticide labeling, etc.)

Times:  Each Walk-About is held from 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Dates and Locations:  The six Southwest Ohio BYGLive! Diagnostic Walk-Abouts are held once a month on Mondays from April-thru-September.  Dates and locations:

  1. April 10:  Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum, 4521 Spring Grove Ave., Cincinnati, 45232
  2. May 22:  Stanley M. Rowe Arboretum, 4600 Muchmore Rd., Indian Hill, 45243
  3. June 12:  Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, 3400 Vine St., Cincinnati, 45220 [use the parking lot with the photoelectric panels that's off Vine St.]
  4. July 10:  Glenwood Gardens [Great Parks of Hamilton County], 10623 Springfield Pike, Woodlawn, 45215
  5. August 14:  Mt. Airy Forest & Arboretum, 5083 Colerain Ave., Cincinnati, 45223
  6. September 11:  Boone County Arboretum, 9190 Camp Ernst Road, Union, Kentucky 41091


Special BYGLive!
Monday, October 2:  20th Annual Bluegrass-Buckeye BYGLive! in the Lexington, KY, region: location TBA (requires a separate registration).   This will be a "capstone" training event reserved for participants in the 2017 S.W. Ohio BYGLive! Diagnostic Walk-About Training Series.

Registration and Fee Payment:

  • There will be a one-time registration fee of $50.00 that covers your participation in the first six monthly BYGLive! Diagnostic Walk-Abouts.  You only pay a one-time fee of $50.00 whether you attend one, two, three, or all six standard Walk-Abouts.  If you attend all six, that's $50 for 18 hours of training! Note:  A single payment can be used to cover different people attending different sessions.


  • Register online by clicking on the "BYGLive! Walk-Abouts Online Registration" hotlink under "More Information" below.