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July 8 2015
Contractors who work with snow and ice management are claiming additional benefits by attending voluntary green certifications in New Hampshire. Recently revised legislation gives contractors and th ...
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July 7 2015
Hunter Industries and Senninger Irrigation announced today their entrance into a due diligence phase toward an intended acquisition of Senninger Irrigation by Hunter Industries. Hunter and Senninger h ...
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July 7 2015
David Drotzmann, the mayor of Hermiston, Oregon, recently provided a rare, tie-breaking vote which approved a public hearing process for the city’s first landscape ordinance. Although it faces opp ...
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July 7 2015
The San Diego International Airport in San Diego, California, has found a way to make water from thin air. The water comes from the air conditioners on passenger bridges at eight different gates, lo ...
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July 6 2015
Contractors in the state of Maryland can now look forward to easier pesticide licensing and renewal processes. The Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) has recently launched their online Pestici ...
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July 6 2015
John Deere, at their Cary, North Carolina offices, and Wright Manufacturing, at their Frederick, Maryland offices, made twin announcements recently, signaling an end to their partnership. Both compa ...
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July 4 2015
A new detection of an invasive pest has been positively identified after a larva sample was collected from a city-owned tree in Grinnell, Iowa on June 16th of this year. This raises the total of con ...
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July 3 2015
Michael Testa of Westlake, Ohio, is out on a $10,000 bond after holding a landscape contractor at gunpoint. Testa, 67, recently appeared in municipal court for charges including abduction, aggravate ...
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July 2 2015
Following a two-year pilot program, U.S.-based Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) has launched its new rating system, SITES, for developing sustainable landscapes on sites with or without buil ...
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July 2 2015
In August of 2014, we covered a story about Jesse Garcia Contreras, owner of Sunshine Landscape in Thousand Palms, California. Prosecutors alleged that Contreras had hidden the existence of tree tri ...
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July 1 2015
Richard Greene, the sole employee of King’s Lawn Service in Jacksonville, Florida, is facing 10 charges of fraud and theft, in addition to murder. Greene, 44, a registered sex offender, allegedly ...
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July 1 2015
Albuquerque, New Mexico, is hot--really hot. According to the research group Climate Central, in 2014 Albuquerque had the second most intense heat-island effect in the U.S. When temperatures rise ab ...
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June 30 2015
Recently, in Montclair, New Jersey, combat between two tool-wielding landscapers was broken up when police arrived on the scene. Kayton Sinclair and Saqueo Mejia, both of Orange, were brandishing ...
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June 30 2015
As California property owners stop watering their lawns, landscape companies are seeing a sharp decrease in maintenance work. “Oh yeah, I lost jobs,” said Jaime Gonzalez, owner of La Nina Landsc ...
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June 29 2015
Hunter Industries announced their acquisition of all the landscape irrigation products, patents, and trademarks from Alex-Tronix Controls of Fresno, California. Since 1977, Alex-Tronix has be ...
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June 29 2015
Fred Whyte, president of STIHL, Inc., has announced that Fred Whyte will retire at the end of this year. Whyte has been part of the STIHL group for 44 years, and president of STIHL Inc. for 23 year ...
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June 27 2015
A landscape business in St. John’s, Florida, is under investigation by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). An employee of Skyhigh Tree was injured when his chainsaw kicked ba ...
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June 26 2015
The American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA) has selected June 21st to June 27th as National Mosquito Control Awareness Week. This themed week could not have come at a better time, especially f ...
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June 25 2015
At least two landscape businesses have been photographed taking water from protected wetlands in Chelmsford, Massachusetts. They have been observed using hoses to take water from places like ponds a ...
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June 25 2015
A lawn care company struck by theft in Olathe, Kansas, is dealing with theft proactively, by creating an online community. Last August, two of David Brucker’s company’s trucks were stolen. &nbs ...
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