ILCA Summer Field Day 2017 info


When: Thursday, August 10, 2017
Time: 8:30am-3:00pm
Where: College of DuPage – 425 Fawell Blvd, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

80 landscape supplier booths featuring nursery stock, equipment, materials, new products, and more! * Education sessions with CEs for LAs * Landscape equipment demonstrations * Free beer and ice cream (while supplies last) * BBQ lunch * NEW: Lemonade Stand * Gnome Hunt – win cash prizes * Return of the always popular Bean Bags Tournament


Keith Boudart

Designing with Colored Concrete - 1 CE for LAs
Keith Boudart, Butterfield Color, Inc., Aurora, IL

This presentation will describe the common methods of coloring new and existing concrete, which will allow a designer to select the correct system relative to aesthetics and function. The factors affecting color quality and proper installation techniques will also be discussed. Actual project photos will be utilized to illustrate concepts and practice. Upon completion of the program a landscape professional or designer will be able to convey to a client the basic design and material options available for decorative concrete applications.

Andy Stahr

Native Grasses in the Landscape – 1 CE for LAs
Andy Stahr, ecology+vision, Leland, IL

This interactive seminar will demonstrate how traditional landscapers can make the most of native grasses. Topics will include: the advantages of native grasses in landscapes, a great seed mix makes all the difference, expectations and timing for native grasses, importance of a plan and specification, how to install native grass seed for maximum effect, native grass plugs and sod options will also be covered.

Melissa Custic

Landscape Contractors and the Future of Our Trees – 1 CE for LAs
Melissa Custic, Chicago Region Trees Initiative, Lisle, IL

The Chicago Region Trees Initiative (CRTI) is using massive amounts of data to help landscape professionals improve the health, diversity, and cover of trees in the Chicago Region. Come learn how CRTI can help support your business, educate your clients, and train your staff with resources developed by CRTI and partners, including canopy summaries for each municipality in the seven county region, an online nursery inventory guide that tells you which nurseries carry each of the 200+ trees that grow well in northern Illinois, a low-cost basic forestry skills training held twice annually, and a buckthorn replacement guide to share with customers.

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Registrations are non-refundable.

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Return of the Gnomes!

Find our hiding spots and collect your cash reward!

Hidden Gnomes

Return of the always popular Bean Bags Tournament!

bags tournament

About the Host

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Since 1970, the Horticulture program at College of DuPage has been offering fundamental and advanced education and practice to prepare graduates for successful entry into the workforce. It has grown to be one of the largest two-year horticulture programs in Illinois and the United States. For more information, visit:

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  • A Block Marketing
  • Agrecol Native Nursery
  • Al Warren Oil Company Inc.
  • Alexander Equipment Co., Inc.
  • Arlington Power Equipment
  • Arthur Clesen, Inc.
  • Atlas Bobcat
  • Bailey Nurseries
  • Better Bilt Products
  • Cardno Native Plant Nursery
  • Carlin Sales/Pro Green Plus
  • Casey Equipment Co., Inc.
  • Cassidy Tire & Service
  • Cedar Path Nurseries
  • Central Sod Farms, Inc.
  • Chicagoland Grows
  • College of DuPage Hort. Dept.
  • Colorblends Wholesale Flower Bulbs
  • Davey Tree/The Care of Trees
  • Dayton Bag & Burlap
  • DeVroomen Garden Products
  • Emergent Safety Supply
  • Envirolok
  • Fiore Nursery & Landscape Supply
  • Goodmark Nurseries
  • Grasshopper Company
  • Gravely, an Ariens Company Brand
  • Green Glen Nursery
  • Harrell’s LLC
  • High PSI Ltd.
  • Hoffie Nursery
  • Home Nursery
  • Hortech
  • Intrinsic Perennial Gardens, Inc.
  • Frank Schmidt & Son Co.
  • JKS Ventures, Inc.
  • John Deere
  • K O Supply Company Inc.
  • Kafka Granite
  • Kramer Tree Specialists
  • M & K Truck Centers
  • Mariani Plants
  • Martin Implement Sales, Inc.
  • Midwest Arborist Supplies
  • Midwest Groundcovers/Midwest Trading
  • Midwest Stihl
  • Monroe Truck Equipment
  • Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD)
  • National Seed
  • Northern Family Farms
  • NYP Corp
  • Ornamental Growers Association
  • Patten Cat
  • Pizzo Native Plant Nursery
  • ProGro Solutions
  • Rainbow Treecare Scientific Advancements
  • RCOP, Inc.
  • Rental Max LLC
  • Russo Power Equipment
  • SavATree
  • The Tree Connection
  • Twixwood Nursery, LLC
  • United Label & SATO
  • Vermeer Midwest
  • Vulcan Construction Materials, Inc.
  • West Side Tractor Sales
  • Wilson Nursery & Landscape Supply
  • Xylem Ltd/Rocks Etc.