April 20 2016
An employee of Affordable Tree Service & Landscaping LLC in Leominster, Massachusetts, died recently of his injuries following a 50-foot fall. Nicholas Kallio was cutting off the top of a pine tre ...
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April 20 2016
When planning a beautiful landscape, it isn’t always easy to get your client to think in the long term. “Everybody’s in a hurry and wants instant gratification,” says Michael Taylor, arborist ...
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April 19 2016
Experts have emitted increasingly ominous warnings about the health bees, of one of nature’s most prolific pollinators. With an ear to these concerns, herbicide and pesticide manufacturer Ortho has ...
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April 19 2016
Shifts in the housing market can have a profound effect on the operations of landscape contractors. According to a survey of 1,800 adults conducted by American Express, around 32 percent of Millennial ...
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April 18 2016
Prior to the recent passage of Colorado House Bill 16-1005, the Rocky Mountain state was the final holdout that banned a common water conservation measure, the rain barrel. Coloradans will now be allo ...
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April 18 2016
The trend of investment firms purchasing landscape companies continues, and the latest growth in this practice is now on the West Coast. Monarch Landscape Holdings, nearing its first anniversary, rece ...
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April 16 2016
After three months of home burglaries in and around Scottsdale, Arizona, a culprit has been arrested, thanks to the eagle eye of a landscape contractor. The contractor, who remains anonymous, noticed ...
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April 15 2016
Landscape contractors in Boise, Idaho, are attributing a recent uptick in business to lovely weather and improving economic conditions. One local company, Cutting Edge Landscape, is basking in both th ...
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April 14 2016
With behemoth-sized businesses dominating nearly every market today, it’s nice to know that in the green industry, there are plenty of little guys still serving their communities. Josh White is one ...
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April 14 2016
The march of Uber-for-lawncare-type services continues, with the Nashville, Tennessee-based GreenPal now expanding into the Atlanta, Georgia market. Each company has unique facets to its approach to o ...
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April 13 2016
A landscape contractor from North Andover, Massachusetts, is worried about meeting springtime demand after $4,000 worth of equipment was stolen from his company trailers. While police are studying the ...
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April 13 2016
In many states, licensed landscape contractors are required to pay a surety bond as a form of insurance. This bond provides some protection for clients, contractors and ultimately, the industry, by se ...
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April 12 2016
The H-2B Workforce Coalition, a conglomerate of advocates for seasonal industries which includes the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP), recently urged the government to speed up t ...
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April 12 2016
Steven Miller, a Canadian landscape contractor under public scrutiny for allegations of tax fraud, has spoken out in his own defense. He’s been publicly silent during months of investigation from Re ...
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April 11 2016
Atlantic Irrigation Specialties, Inc. has announced the acquisition of Acu-Therm Supply Company, Inc. The company is located in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, which is a suburb of Atlantic City. Ac ...
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April 11 2016
The Southern Oregon Landscape Association (SOLA) not only serves its members, it also serves the communities where its members work and live. SOLA believes in giving back to those communities. Their ...
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April 9 2016
In an under-served neighborhood of Cully in Portland, Oregon, a local non-profit called Verde is helping a community rebuild itself through landscape work. Verde’s mission is to serve communities by ...
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April 8 2016
AAA Landscape is the latest landscape company to be burglarized in a San Antonio, Texas business plaza that has seen several thefts since last year. Office manager Wendy Green said the thieves cut the ...
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April 7 2016
For landscape professionals, ours is a business that’s both rewarding and easy to get into. For a young man, the appeal of a low-overhead moneymaking operation to call his own can be irresistible. I ...
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April 7 2016
In light of drought conditions across the country, state and local governments are looking for ways to save water. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine recently published a rep ...
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2015 STATUS REPORT

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