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IPF gives MSU students hands-on experience


October 10, 2016

Every year, IPF’s Landscape Services helps MSU Horticulture students learn practical planting skills on campus.

“We do a planting lab and an irrigation lab,” said Matt Bailey, Landscape Services coordinator. “We teach the class proper planting techniques, equipment, layout and methods.”

Tressa Wahl, IPF landscape designer, is also involved in the labs. She talks with students about design intent, reasoning for picking certain plants over others and design challenges. Two labs are done per year to help students gain hands-on experience.

See photos below of students planting trees outside the Breslin Student Events Center construction site:

Students and IPF landscapers planting trees

Two landscapers planting a tree.

Students and IPF landscapers planting trees

Two students planting a tree

Students and landscapers planting a tree