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NALP Members in the News: Green Lawn Fertilizing, AriensCo, STIHL and Davey Tree  

Read more about these NALP members and partners in the news. Green Lawn Fertilizing’s Senior Vice President of Operations Graduates From Harvard Business School Josh Willey, Green Lawn Fertilizing / Green Pest Solutions senior vice president of operations, recently completed Harvard Business School’s General Management Program (GMP). This four-month program focuses on strategy, leadership and […]

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Go Behind the Scenes at R.P. Marzilli & Company During NALP Field Trip

On June 23-24, learn how R.P. Marzilli & Company grew to $53 million in annual revenue and manages to recruit and retain their employees. Hosts Marty Grunder, president and CEO of Grunder Landscaping, and Frank Mariani, executive chairman of Mariani Landscape, will dive into the company’s inner workings during the sixth annual NALP Field Trip. […]

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Registration Is Open for Renewal & Remembrance 2022

The 26th Renewal & Remembrance will take place on July 18, 2022. This year’s volunteer event will be held at Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) and at the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall. While Renewal & Remembrance has historically been held at Arlington National Cemetery, this marks the second year that NALP will have a […]

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NALP Members in the News: SavATree, LandOpt, WorkWave, PBI-Gordon and Davey Tree  

Read more about these NALP members and partners in the news. Tree Equity Plays Crucial Role in SavATree’s Consulting Group Plans SavATree is involved in several tree equity-related projects, as increasing tree equity adds significant value to a city and its citizens. SavATree Consulting Group is collaborating on projects in Providence, Rhode Island; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; […]

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Join NALP for an Epic Ending to Our First ELEVATE

If you needed one more reason to attend NALP’s new national conference and expo, ELEVATE, you don’t want to miss the closing party on Sept. 20, 2022, as we’ve reserved The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ – Hogsmeade™ at Universal’s Islands of Adventure theme park just for you! You read that right. All night long, […]

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NALP Members in the News: GoMaterials, Davey Tree, SavATree and Ruppert Landscape

Read more about these NALP members and partners in the news. GoMaterials Expands Plant Sourcing Service to Four More States GoMaterials, an online marketplace for sourcing plant materials, has expanded its wholesale plant procurement into four more states. After launching in Texas in 2021, the free service will now be available to professional landscapers in […]

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Meet Jim Funai, Outstanding Educator of the Year for 2022

Jim Funai, Ph.D., plant science and landscape technology professor at Cuyahoga Community College, has been named the Outstanding Educator of the Year for 2022 by NALP’s Foundation. Funai attended The Ohio State University and was studying engineering at first because he didn’t know there were career paths in the landscape industry. After searching for some […]

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Brigham Young University – Provo Retains Winning Trophy at 46th National Collegiate Landscape Competition

At the end of the 46th National Collegiate Landscape Competition (NCLC) on March 19, 2022, students from across the country were fired up about the lawn and landscape industry. During the closing ceremony, Doug Halsey, chair for NCLC, noted the energy and camaraderie that he had seen throughout the week. He thanked the host school […]

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Students Show Off Their Grit During 46th National Collegiate Landscape Competition

On Friday, March 18, 2022, students from 43 schools scattered across North Carolina State University’s campus in Raleigh, North Carolina, to compete in 31 different industry events as part of the National Collegiate Landscape Competition (NCLC). “It’s just like taking a car for a test drive,” says Doug Halsey, chair of NCLC. “There’s no commitment […]

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Top Companies Connect with Industry’s Brightest Students During 46th National Collegiate Landscape Competition  

It’s been two years since the National Collegiate Landscape Competition (NCLC) was held in person and the excitement has been tangible. Hosted at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina, the 46th NCLC officially kicked off on March 17. During the opening ceremony, several different leaders in the industry passed on their advice to […]

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