Oct. 7 2015
A GPS unit saved the day in an $80,000 theft in Miami, Florida. According to surveillance video, a group of thieves broke into ArtisTree Landscape Maintenance & Design and loaded 50 items of equip ...
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Oct. 6 2015
In 2012, Jill and Christopher Curran filed suit against the Royal Shores Community Homeowners Association in Kingwood, Texas. The couple found that the HOA had ceased mowing the 10,000-square-foot are ...
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Oct. 6 2015
The hotel industry in the drought-stricken West is proving that big jobs bring big savings. A number of California hotels have implemented water reuse measures in an attempt to conserve, and they have ...
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Oct. 5 2015
A group of Madison, Wisconsin hotel employees saved the life of a landscape maintenance worker who was trapped underneath a lawn mower last week. An employee cleaning the courtyard at the Americ ...
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Oct. 5 2015
Holganix will hold their 4th Annual Educational Bionutritional Summit this month in Louisville, Kentucky. Holganix and co-sponsor Healthy Grow, a Pearl Valley Organix Brand, seek to provide value beyo ...
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Oct. 3 2015
An undercover sting operation nabbed seven suspects accused of illegal advertising and contracting without a license in Grass Valley, California. The Contractors State License Board (CSLB), part of th ...
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Oct. 2 2015
The tree canopy of Davis, California, is 30 to 40 years in the making, says Rob Cain, the city’s urban forest manager. Now that canopy is patchy, as some trees start to go dormant or die for lack of ...
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Oct. 1 2015
A landscape contractor in Lower Gwynedd, Pennsylvania, is out a mower and a trailer following a recent equipment fire. According to Wissahickon Fire Chief Phil Koller, the operator caused the blaze wh ...
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Oct. 1 2015
California Senator Robert Hertzberg proposed a last-minute bill urging the state to begin transitioning towards using treated wastewater for beneficial purposes--like landscape irrigation. His measure ...
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Sept. 30 2015
More than 400 veterans live in the high-rise buildings of the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Washington, D.C. It’s a government-run retirement and nursing-care community and houses veterans dating ...
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Sept. 30 2015
Prior to 2010, it was illegal to harvest rainwater in the state of Utah; it was considered a violation of the state’s water rights. Since then, the need to conserve has changed legal attitudes towar ...
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Sept. 29 2015
You may have heard the story last year, about a soccer coach in Seattle who found that dozens of student athletes had developed cancers, particularly lymphoma and leukemia. Her investigations pointed ...
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Sept. 29 2015
A Forest Acres, South Carolina landscape business is now $30,000 in the red, after a group of thieves absconded with a trailer full of equipment. According to police, mowers, lumber and trimmers were ...
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Sept. 28 2015
A Nebraska jury has awarded $24.2 million to Exmark Manufacturing, Inc., the Beatrice, Nebraska division of The Toro Company. They received the sum after a trial over patent infringement; the la ...
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Sept. 28 2015
In a recent study by Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, researchers have found that overwatering occurred at almost every residence reviewed. The study was conducted in conjunction wit ...
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Sept. 26 2015
In Colorado Springs, Colorado, small-time con artists have been scamming elderly homeowners while variously posing as landscapers and city employees. Losses of tens of thousands of dollars have been r ...
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Sept. 25 2015
The age-old debate between the use of hand tools and power tools rages on in Northern California. At the heart of it lies the true value of a leaf blower. A statement by the California Landscape Contr ...
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Sept. 24 2015
A public works employee in Redington Shores, Florida, is retiring; he was responsible for the maintenance and landscaping of the town’s parks and medians. His salary was $47,000 per year ...
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Sept. 24 2015
An elderly man with a history of agitated behavior is facing attempted first degree murder charges in Avon Park, Florida, after pulling a gun on two landscapers. According to the Highlands County Sher ...
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Sept. 23 2015
A landscape company in Manassas, Virginia, is having their name dragged through the mud by scammers, and there’s nothing they can do about it. A group of people have been going door-to-door, solicit ...
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2015 STATUS REPORT

Click here to read IGIN's 2015 report on the state of the Green Industry