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Landscape Industry Takes Up Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives

This week, our Association held a diversity and inclusion discussion, via Zoom, with a wide range of NALP members, volunteer leaders, staff, and stakeholders. Due to space limitations, we weren’t able to invite all NALP members. However, we expect this to be the beginning of an industry-wide discussion about how we can be proactive about […]

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President Trump Suspends H-2B Program through 2020

On Monday, June 22, President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order to further limit the entry of immigrants into the United States. The Executive Order extends the April 22 Order which suspended entry of immigrants into the U.S. and expands the scope of the Order to also suspend temporary guest worker programs until the end […]

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NALP Members in the News: Massey Services Partners with BioAssured

Read more about these NALP members and partners in the news. Massey Services Partners with BioAssured Massey Services, based in Orlando, Florida, has partnered with BioAssured to launch a long-lasting disinfecting system for buildings. BioAssured was created in response to COVID-19 and creates a standard of sanitization across all industries and markets. Massey Services technicians […]

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In Memoriam: J. Landon Reeve IV, a Gentleman of the Industry

J. Landon Reeve IV, founder of Chapel Valley Landscape Co., passed away on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25. He was 79 years old. Growing up, Reeve, LIC, spent five years working a part-time job at Bluemount Nursery, a perennial grower and wholesaler in Maryland, and his love for horticulture grew from there. He earned a […]

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NALP Members in the News: Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc., Hoffman Landscapes, Grunder Landscaping Co.

Read more about these NALP members and partners in the news. Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. announces strategic shift for U.S. and Canadian markets As a result of a re-evaluation by Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC), it has decided to shift to a service-focused operation in the United States and Canada markets […]

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First Individuals Complete the Landscape Management Apprenticeship Program

Merino Landscape, Inc., based in San Diego, California, is the first company with individuals to complete NALP’s Landscape Management Apprenticeship Program (LMAP), with three apprentices finishing the program in May. While typically it takes apprentices 12 to 15 months to complete the program, apprentices Julien Alcaraz, Jaime Alcaraz and Krystian Merino were able to finish […]

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GreenCare for Troops Expands Services to Include Healthcare Workers

Project EverGreen is known for giving back to military families with its GreenCare and SnowCare for Troops programs, and now it has expanded its complimentary services to help those serving on the healthcare front lines. “The people that volunteer with our program a lot of them want to give back to the military in their […]

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New York Landscape Companies Resume Full Operations Today

On Tuesday, May 12, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced low-risk businesses including landscaping and gardening would be able to reopen statewide today. Prior to this order, horticulture was designated as a non-essential business, with only landscaping for maintenance and pest control purposes being deemed essential. While this restriction isn’t as drastic as what Michigan landscapers faced, […]

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Reflecting on Renewal and Remembrance

NALP recently made the difficult decision to cancel Renewal & Remembrance and Legislative Days for 2020 due to COVID-19. This would have marked the 25th year NALP members gathered to lend their professional skills to care for and beautify Arlington National Cemetery. Originally started by the Professional Lawn Care Association of America (PLCAA, a legacy […]

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Three for Three – NALP Foundation Scholarship Recipients Share Their Thoughts

This year the traditional National Collegiate Landscape Competition (NCLC) was canceled due to COVID-19. One important part of NCLC is the annual scholarship reception, sponsored by STIHL. This year the National Association of Landscape Professionals Foundation awarded 85 scholarships totaling more than $115,000. To view the full list of 2020 scholarship recipients, click here. Although […]

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