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60 projects completed during National Day of Service

April 23, 2015By

The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) held its National Day of Service on April 22, Earth Day. A total of 60 volunteer landscape projects were completed throughout the country. According to NALP, over the last seven years the event has been held, over 1,000 projects have been completed at an estimated value of $4 million. “Our members are truly... read more

Day of Service

March 9, 2015By

Join thousands of your peers from across the nation on April 22 as we come together for the National Association of Landscape Professionals (formerly PLANET) Day of Service. Feel the sense of reward that comes from knowing that the community will benefit for years to come from your efforts. Experience the comradery that comes with a common purpose. Don’t put... read more

‘Partners’ inspire growth, goodwill

September 4, 2014By
(From left) David Minor, CEO, and Rick Onstott, president, opened Fort Worth-based The Landscape Partners in 2003.

A Texas company’s focus on partnerships inspires growth and goodwill in the communities it serves. To Rick Onstott, president of The Landscape Partners, a company is a lot like a three-legged stool. “If one of the three legs is broken, the stool will fall down,” he says. It’s that mentality that inspires The Landscape Partners’ mission to deliver great quality,... read more

Volunteers return to Arlington National Cemetery

September 3, 2014By

The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) hosted its 18th annual Renewal & Remembrance event July 28 at Arlington National Cemetery. The beautification effort drew hundreds of landscape industry volunteers from around the U.S. for a day to apply lime and gypsum, aerate, plant and do tree and irrigation work to roughly 180 acres of the cemetery’s grounds. U.S. Army Captain Andy Jenks,... read more

Bobcat and Doosan host volunteer event

June 16, 2014By

The employees of Bobcat Co., Fargo, N.D., and Doosan took part in Doosan Day of Caring—a companywide volunteer effort to celebrate Doosan’s Foundation Day and global volunteer week during the month of June in various Bobcat and Doosan facility locations around the U.S. Bobcat is owned by Doosan. Employee volunteers were offered tasks that included participating in Habitat for Humanity... read more

Closing the gap

November 6, 2013By

The U.S. military discharges about a quarter million service members annually and about 10 percent of post-9/11 veterans are unemployed. Those figures—and the landscape industry’s dire labor needs—make it encouraging to see, as laid out in this month’s cover story, at least a few landscape firms are recruiting skilled leaders from the armed forces. Because the number of service members... read more