Today’s Green Industry News

Jeffrey Scott hosts Design-Build Growth Summit

September 4, 2019By

About 175 industry professionals gathered in Columbus, Ohio on Aug. 27-28 for Jeffrey Scott’s inaugural Design-Build Growth Summit. The event, which was held over the course of two days, aimed to help landscaping companies grow their businesses by not only hearing from speakers including Scott, Kevin McHale, owner of McHale Landscape Design, and Brandon Lair, CEO of The Site Group,... read more

People on the Move: Promotions and appointments from RISE, Sipcam Agro USA, NaturaLawn and PBI-Gordon Corp.

September 4, 2019By

The Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment (RISE) welcomed new governing board members and recognized volunteers during its annual conference Aug. 26-29 in Marana, Ariz. Newly elected governing board members include: Stephanie Jensen, BASF, holding a manufacturer seat; Karen Larson, Clarke, holding a formulator seat; and Scott Todd, Central Life Sciences, holding a manufacturer seat. A new executive committee was... read more

The Arbor Day Foundation initiates Tree Campus Healthcare program

September 4, 2019By

The Arbor Day Foundation launched its new Tree Campus Healthcare program. The program is made possible through financial support from professional partner Davey Tree and the collaboration of the Professional Grounds Management Society, Practice Greenhealth and the USDA Forest Service. “Healthy trees generate so many benefits for both healthcare campuses and the communities they serve,” said Sandra Reid, vice president... read more

BrightView acquires Pro Scapes

August 30, 2019By

BrightView Holdings acquired Pro Scapes, a commercial landscaping company headquartered in Jamesville, N.Y. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Pro Scapes began as a one-man operation in the mid-1970s. Under the leadership of founder Rick Kier and his wife, Karen L. Kier, the company grew to become a leading grounds care provider in central New York. The company... read more

Bartlett Tree Experts acquires Urban Forestry Services

August 29, 2019By

Bartlett Tree Experts acquired Urban Forestry Services, a horticulture, arboriculture and urban forestry consulting company that has been operating out of Mount Vernon, Wash., since 1990. The new operation will be known as Urban Forestry Services | Bartlett Consulting. This acquisition furthers the expansion of the company’s consulting division, which also includes HortScience | Bartlett Consulting, the United Kingdom and... read more

Companies in the News: Pacific Landscape Management raises $13K for cancer research, Stihl collaborates with housing nonprofit, ManageMowed signs new contracts

August 28, 2019By

Pacific Landscape Management in Hillsboro, Ore., raised $13,060 for The Providence Cancer Institute by participating in the Hood to Coast Relay event. An overnight, long-distance relay race, Hood to Coast is held annually in Oregon, typically in late August. The company’s team “Lawn Gone and Hauling Grass” completed a 200-mile relay race in 27 hours and 20 minutes, placing 120th... read more