Education, Certifications, Professional Associations & Affiliations
Forty+ years in the business just scratches the surface of what makes Lagergren Nursery a valued partner in the horticulture community.
Bill and Anne's active pursuit of continuing education opportunities and participation in professional associations contributes to the overall strength of the regional green industry. A highly-trained, knowledgeable industry ensures that clients receive maximum value for the money invested in landscaping.
Bill's hands-on education in landscaping started before he was 10. He founded the nursery before graduating high school. Then, while growing the nursery and building a business, he attained his Bachelor's degree in Horticulture at The Ohio State University (1977).
Bill and Anne are active participants in university Extension programming for horticultural professionals. This includes the offerings of three outstanding land-grant university programs:
Plant propagation is an art practiced by a limited number of horticulturalists. Bill's skills in this area are valued by other nurseries and plant collectors in the region. He's been an active member of IPPS since 1974.
The various state "NLAs" around the country provide a structure where the overlapping professional interests of landscapers, turf managers, nursery growers and other horticulturalists can be addressed. Bill has been a member of ONLA since 1979.
The ISA is a professional organization dedicated to advancing the science and practice of tree care around the world. Certification requires years of involvement in the tree care industry, testing and maintenance of minimum standards of continuing education. Bill has maintained certification since 2000.
Bill has been a certified applicator since 1977. He holds certification in Category 6A.
Anne has been a Trained Applicator since 2000.
In 2001, Anne passed the written and hands-on tests to become an Ohio Certified Landscape Technician. She maintains certification via annual continuing education.
Lagergren Nursery is an official Partner in Taking Root's ambitious effort to plant TWO MILLION trees in the tri-state region by the year 2020 -- 1 tree for every resident!
Abundant canopy cover in urban/ suburban areas is critical for ensuring clean air & water, and for dampening peak temperatures that develop around urban heat islands. We can help you choose shade trees that will endure to shelter your grandchildren.