The Future of California Landscapes

With the new water restrictions there are a lot of decisions and questions arborists, urban foresters, and others in the industry are faced with. You might have noticed that our landscapes, unfortunately, have not turned out as intended. There have been plenty of surprises as well as important things learned.

IUFC has organized a panel of experts to give you the tools and answers that you can share with decision makers and clients.

By attending you are helping support IUFC and the educational materials we produce. We offer our sincere thanks, and we look forward to seeing you and sharing a productive day.

Register Online

  • Price: $65 (includes Lunch)
  • ISA CEUs will be available.
Time Event
8:30 am Registration starts
8:45 a.m. The 9% Perspective and Water Conservation
Don Hodel, Environmental Horticulturist UC Cooperative Extension.
9:30 a.m. Using SLIDE Rules to Estimate Landscape Water Requirements
Dennis Pittenger, Environmental Horticulturist Botany and Plant Sciences, UC Riverside.
He will discuss a simple approach for estimating landscape water demand that is a defensible best practice.
10:15 a.m. BREAK
10:30 a.m. The Future of California Landscapes
Bob Perry, FASLA.
Recognized as an authority in proper plant selection to meet water conservation needs, he will be signing copies of his book, Landscape Plants for California Gardens, during breaks.
11:30 a.m. LUNCH (Provided by IUFC)
12:15 p.m. Become Landscape Water Efficient
Ron Gregory, ASLA.
An award-winning designer of water efficient landscapes, he will discuss creative ways for water efficient design and planning for renewable resources.
1:00 p.m. Soil Management in the New California Landscape
Dr. Jim Downer.
His presentation will discuss soils and their role as a nutrient source, water source, and a source of beneficial microorganisms that benefit plant growth and disease resistance.
2:15 p.m. BREAK
2:30 p.m. Retrofitting Irrigation Systems
Bill Baker, landscape and agricultural irrigation auditor/specialist and certified arborist.
E-mail questions to or call Nancy Sappington at 310-562-4904.