Oct. 12 2015
The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) has launched a public effort to increase awareness of the landscape industry. The outreach program, known as the Industry Growth Initiative ...
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Oct. 12 2015
Meterologists are now saying that the torrential rain and flooding in South Carolina has well surpassed even a 1,000-year rainfall event. If you combined the rain in North and South Carolina, the ...
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Oct. 11 2015
In Hendersonville, Tennessee, local police are searching for two men who broke into TriGreen Equipment and made off with $80,000 worth of mowers. “They appeared to be very organized; they knew what ...
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Oct. 9 2015
Alachua County, Florida, has adopted an irrigation efficiency code in the hopes of increasing water conservation. The ordinance affects only the unincorporated communities of Alachua County, of which ...
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Oct. 8 2015
A Las Vegas homeowners’ association is pursuing legal action against a developer who bought a golf course and then stopped watering it. The Silverstone Golf Course was sold to Los Angeles-based Dese ...
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Oct. 8 2015
Derek Jenks, owner of Outdoor Perfections in Naples, Florida, heard about the difficulties a quadriplegic man was having. Domingo Matos was continuously falling out of his electric wheelchair while tr ...
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Oct. 7 2015
A retrial date has been set for Jesse Garcia Contreras, co-owner of Sunshine Landscape in Thousand Palms, California. He is accused of defrauded four insurance companies out of more than $500,000, and ...
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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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2015 STATUS REPORT

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