July 9 2016
Some suspected burglars have been spotted posing as landscapers. A Cincinnati, Ohio resident recently came home to find three men trimming trees and bushes on his property, though he hadn’t hired an ...
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July 8 2016
A Long Beach, New York landscape contractor was recently sentenced to a fine of $10,000 after he plead guilty to several building code violations, including operating a landscape business out of his b ...
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July 7 2016
A Texas man was likely murdered over a dispute about a string trimmer, according to the Liberty County sheriff’s office. The report says Vincent Rodriguez found a string trimmer along a road t ...
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July 7 2016
The Greater Newark Conservancy is giving former convicts like Edwin Ortiz a chance to change. Ortiz, 48, served 30 years in New Jersey’s prisons after being convicted of a homicide ...
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July 6 2016
Pacific Topsoils, a landscape company in Everett, Washington, pled guilty recently to a criminal charge of violating labor-safety regulations. The case marked the first time in more than 20 years that ...
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July 6 2016
This past year brought normal precipitation amounts across much of California, but that wasn’t enough to stop a massive die-off of trees this past year. According to the latest statistics from the U ...
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July 5 2016
A San Mateo, California woman was sentenced to nearly eight years in state prison for embezzling more than $1 million over a two-year span from Creekside Landscaping, Inc., in Menlo Park, California ...
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July 5 2016
When Chauncy Black chanced upon Matt White at a Memphis, Tennessee market, all he wanted was a box of donuts. Thanks to a combination of good fortune and simple human decency, he ended up with so much ...
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July 4 2016
Jones County, north of Macon, Georgia, has now begun watering restrictions, according to a release by the county Water System. They say the county’s plants are pumping at peak capacity, and undergoi ...
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July 4 2016
Deutsche Bank stock analysts gave a buy rating to SiteOne Landscape Supply, after positive earnings reports earlier this month. The investment house set a price target of $33 per share ...
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July 2 2016
The Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) can dodge a drought penalty levied by the California State Water Resources Control Board last year, but only if it creates a new landscaper certification pro ...
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July 1 2016
Louisiana State University horticulturalist Allen Owings is reminding landscape contractors and homeowners about buddleia. Known in the industry as butterfly bush, buddleia is a landscape perennial th ...
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June 30 2016
A local landscape worker is being credited with saving a life, after a dump truck driver crashed into a ditch and the truck caught fire. When Raul Moreno witnessed the crash on Renaissance Drive in Co ...
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June 30 2016
For the past three years, the city of Milton, Florida, has been benefitting from the efforts of crews of inmates from the Florida Department of Corrections (FDOC), who have been working on city landsc ...
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June 29 2016
Asked whether they could handle a few more years of drought, Sacramento’s largest water districts gave a resounding answer: We have plenty of water. Last month, the State Water Resources Control Bo ...
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June 29 2016
A contractor claimed that he was mistreated by the city council of Marshfield, Wisconsin, after the city initially accepted his company’s bid but then gave away his contract to a competitor. Last Se ...
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June 28 2016
A landscape company shorted its workers $11,000 in overtime pay, and now must pay $57,000 in penalties and restitution. The Attorney General’s office received a complaint from two employees; they an ...
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June 28 2016
A commercial artist who is famous for creating landscape sculpture by mowing fields of grass recently finished a project in Ellenville, New York. In a field that is about one million square feet ...
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June 27 2016
The IRS claims that $125 billion goes unreported each year by individuals who own small businesses. The majority of these cases involve sole proprietors, who pay tax on the money their operation ...
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June 27 2016
The Appropriations Committee adopted an amendment to a spending bill that will help to increase the availability of H-2B visa workers. The foreign guest worker program helps businesses in need o ...
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2015 STATUS REPORT

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