Today’s Green Industry News

NALP launches package insurance program for members

March 20, 2019By

The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) has partnered with AXIS Insurance and Rancho Mesa to offer NALP members a package insurance program that provides coverage on general liability, commercial auto, property, inland marine and crime. The program also includes: NALP & accreditation premium discounts; direct bill, monthly GL reporting pay plan and monthly pay on all over coverage; landscape... read more

Husqvarna heralds in new generation of chainsaws at North Carolina event

March 19, 2019By

Located in Asheville, N.C., the Biltmore Estate is a breathtaking property that includes George Vanderbilt’s historic mansion, numerous hiking trails and for one sunny March day, the locale of the official unveiling of Husqvarna’s latest chainsaws. Products included in the launch event were two new saws in the 70cc class, the company’s lightest professional gas-powered tree care saw and two... read more

Aspen Grove Landscape Group acquires second North Carolina company

March 18, 2019By
Aspen Grove Landscape Group logo

Aspen Grove Landscape Group in Willow Grove, Pa., acquired Long Brothers Landscaping in Raleigh, N.C. Bringing Aspen Grove’s portfolio to a total of 11 commercial landscape service companies, Long Brothers serves the Triangle and Triad regions and is the second North Carolina company to be acquired by Aspen Grove. Long Brothers is a family-owned business with more than three decades of experience... read more

David J. Frank Landscape Contracting hires new COO

March 12, 2019By
John Joestgen, COO, David J. Frank Landscape Contracting

David J. Frank Landscape Contracting, Germantown, WI, hired John Joestgen as its chief operating officer (COO), a newly created role. read more

Harrell’s explains its move to discontinue distribution of glyphosate products

March 12, 2019By

Jack Harrell Jr., CEO of Harrell’s, wrote a letter regarding the company’s recent decision to discontinue distribution of glyphosate products. There has obviously been some discussion and concern about our decision to stop selling glyphosate products. I apologize for any confusion about this, and I would like to explain why we made this decision. First, Harrell’s is not making any... read more

Landscape Workshop acquires Bayou Lawn & Landscape

March 11, 2019By

Landscape Workshop acquired certain assets of Bayou Lawn & Landscape Services in Valparaiso, Fla. Landscape Workshop will now have 10 branch locations throughout the Southeast. The company, based in Vestavia Hills, Ala., ranked No. 53 on the 2018 LM150 list. Bayou Lawn & Landscape was founded in 1995 by Matt Schwab. Jim Allen purchased the company in 1999. Allen is... read more