On Thursday March 18, 2010, in the Hillside Center in Rossmoor, Walnut Creek a small group of the Contra Costa and Alameda County landscape industry gathered to sharpen their skills. The group included certified arborists, professional landscape designers and horticultural consultants. There were work crews specializing in debris removal. Others had talents in managing commercial landscapes, open space lands and residential gardens.
The morning provided training on the power of wildfire, why some homes were lost when a fire burned through a community and how the actions taken by homeowners and landscape contractors could change the outcome. Local regulations were translated into language these men and women could use to make a difference.
The afternoon was spent at Acalanes Adult School where an elite group showed off their professional skills.