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TAG: New Jersey

Train for chainsaw safety

August 15, 2019By
Chainsaw operator at work (Photo: Aspen Tree Expert Co.)

For crews at Aspen Tree Expert Co. in Jackson, N.J., chainsaw training begins on day one. In fact, employees will have a solid four hours of training and education under their belts before they even put their hands on a chainsaw. “There are so many things to learn,” says Mark Chisholm, the company’s director of operations. “We train everyone across... read more

NJ company president pleads guilty to tax evasion

March 4, 2016By

The president of Caliper Farms Nursery, in Belle Mead, N.J., pleaded guilty to falsifying his income tax return for 2011, reported. Angelo Dimeglio tried to hide more than $500,000 in income from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in 2011. He’s also been charged for falsifying tax returns for other years. His sentencing is scheduled for June 11. The maximum... read more

New Jersey fertilizer bill: Five years later

November 30, 2015By

Has New Jersey’s landmark fertilizer bill made an impact?  In January 2011, New Jersey enacted a three-phase, statewide fertilizer pre-emption bill, touted by the state as the most restrictive fertilizer legislation in the country. The rollout included application blackout dates, public education, a professional certification requirement and a provision restricting the type of fertilizer that can be sold in the... read more

NJNLA backs Horticultural Therapy Week, launches campaign

March 23, 2015By

In step with the New Jersey Senate passing legislation that designates the third full week of March as “Horticultural Therapy Week” in New Jersey, the New Jersey Nursery & Landscape Association (NJNLA) donated plants and shrubs to create a display that ran from March 16 to March 20 at Goldfinch Square in the New Jersey Statehouse. Spearheaded by the American... read more

Backstory: David Hartzell

December 9, 2014By

David Hartzell, CIC, CLIA General manager and director of client services, NJ Best Lawn, Irrigation & Fence Lakewood, N.J.   Education Piscataway High Piscataway, N.J. Class of 1981 “I had three paper routes at the same time when I was in 6th grade. I very quickly realized that the harder I worked, the more money I made.” Rutgers New Brunswick, N.J.... read more

NJLCA, NJNLA team up for Legislative Day on the Hill

August 8, 2014By

Hundreds of Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) members converged in Washington, D.C., July 29 for the organization’s annual Legislative Day on the Hill, hosted by PLANET, the Accredited Snow Contractors Association and the Snow & Ice Management Association. The event is put on to offer landscape professionals an opportunity to discuss issues impacting the landscape and lawn care industry with their senators and representatives.... read more