Dec. 7 2017
In Flower Hill, a village in Long Island, New York, new laws now mandate that residents who remove trees from their properties replace them within a year, or face penalties. In addition, every tree re
Dec. 6 2017
In New York, an infestation of southern pine beetle in East Hampton Town, on Long Island, has ravaged more than 5,000 trees, as officials extend a state of emergency to fight it. More than 1,000 tree
Dec. 6 2017
Four people have been arrested after police say they stole two trucks, one van, ATVs and lawn care equipment worth $400,000. Surveillance video shows five to six men breaking into Texas Landsca ...
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Dec. 5 2017
Sergio Carillo, a landscape contractor in Rialto, California, will get $20,000 in a settlement following his arrest by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Carillo has been a U.S. citizen ...
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Dec. 5 2017
Did you know that you might have a hard time getting a Christmas tree this year, due to the 2008 recession? While Thomas Nieman, owner of Nieman Tree Farm in Lexington, Kentucky, says he sees more an
Dec. 4 2017
There’s a new app in town, and it creates a convenient way for homeowners to coordinate an emergency snowplow. Called SnoHub, it is a mobile app that connects customers with on-demand snow-plowing ...
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Dec. 4 2017
Bob Fragala died of a heart attack at his winter home in Desert Hot Springs, California; he was 75 years old. Fragala was co-founder of Stateline Irrigation Supply in Tyngsborough, Massachusetts. He ...
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Dec. 2 2017
In the United States, yields from four major crops will drop by as much as 40 percent on average by the end of the century due to a warming climate, according to a recent study in the Journal of Scien
Dec. 1 2017
New Mexico State Attorney General Hector Balderas is warning of landscaping and construction contractors who promise to do work and take people’s money for doing so, but then never complete the job
Nov. 30 2017
During the wine country fires in Oakland Hills, California, 26 years ago, the state of each house’s surrounding landscape had an effect on whether or not the house survived. Survivors are sharing ...
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Nov. 30 2017
Lou Palazzi Jr., 63, is the third-generation owner of Palazzi Landscape Gardening of Dunmore and Newfoundland in Pennsylvania. The company is celebrating its 100th anniversary. Lou Jr.’s grandfathe
Nov. 29 2017
A radically sustainable master plan and design for a college campus building could be the first of its kind. The future Interdisciplinary Science & Technology building, on the Arizona State Univer ...
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Nov. 29 2017
Barely three months ago, Hurricane Harvey had dumped a year’s worth of rain in just five days on Houston, Texas. Since then, a deficit in rainfall has been building that now measures up to 12 inches
Nov. 28 2017
When fires erupted across Sonoma and Napa counties in California last month, insurance companies deployed private crews to protect more than 450 clients’ homes, a practice that offers additional ...
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Nov. 28 2017
The widow of a landscaper who died after being stung by thousands of bees while working at a homeowner’s property has filed a lawsuit in Pima County, Arizona. The suit alleges that gross negligence
Nov. 27 2017
Candido Valadares, 57, operates two Norwalk, Connecticut-based landscaping businesses, Candide's Landscaping and Water Gardens, and Candide Contractor & Natural Pools. He also provides snow- ...
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Nov. 27 2017
Growing a landscape business is a 24/7 proposition. As the owner, main marketer, top salesperson and the one in charge of hiring and firing, it’s easy to feel alone in your job. But there is a group
Nov. 25 2017
We write all the time about thieves targeting landscape companies, and it looks like those few companies that offer grazing services in place of mowing are also not immune to this problem. Allegheny G
Nov. 24 2017
California’s Mesa Water District board members voted unanimously to raise water rates by as much as five percent per year for the next five years. This was despite objections from some customers ...
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Nov. 23 2017
A tree removal project in Traverse City, Michigan, will bring an opportunity to replace dying trees with healthy ones and kick-start a forestry management plan for both the Grand Traverse County Civic