May 2011Previous Issues
Professional And Workforce Development
Systems For Success
Waterloo Chapter taking on Great Tree Hunt
Twenty years ago, the Great Tree Hunt took place in Waterloo Region under the direction of the Kitchener-Waterloo Field Naturalists.
Garden Tourism hands out awards
Canada’s Garden Tourism Conference held a new awards ceremony at the closing event of its bi-annual gathering in Toronto in mid-March.
Cuddy Gardens open tour is in June
This year’s open tour of Cuddy Gardens will provide the opportunity to view several rare and endangered plants.
Committee develops list of trees for urban landscape
Factsheets featuring trees suitable fore urban areas are being prepared for publication and will appear on the Landscape Ontario website.
Expo’s new look moves to new home
Landscape Ontario’s Expo has gone through some minor transformations over the years, but the 2011 version has some major changes.
Photographs are important when entering LO Awards of Excellence program
LO’s Awards of Excellence program provides the opportunity to showcase talent.
In Memoriam — Desmond Rice
Des Rice passed away suddenly in Naples, Fla., on Thurs., Apr. 14 at the age of 62 years.
In Memoriam — Dr. Leslie Laking
Dr. Leslie Laking died peacefully at The Carpenter Hospice, Burlington, on Apr. 16.
Green roof industry grows by nearly 30 per cent
Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC) announced that its annual survey of corporate members has shown that the green roof industry grew by 28.5 per cent over 2010, up significantly from 16 per cent growth recorded in 2009.
Home gardeners have early peek at Proven Winners
Proven Winners has been holding its Outdoor Living Extravaganza events at various cities in North America for several years.
Miller Group among 50 best managed
LO member, The Miller Group was among the 50 Best Managed Companies in Canada in 2010.
Lawn care sector still searching for tools after pesticide ban
Members of the lawn care sector are well into a new season, and still looking for a product that will improve the industry's business climate.
Niagara students noticed at U.S. Career Days
The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) Student Career Days in the U.S. is a four-day annual competition among students enrolled in horticulture college programs.
Living wall installed at Loyalist College
LO member Nedlaw Living Walls completed the installation of a three by eight metre living wall at Loyalist College in Belleville.
Bienenstock wins business award
Bienenstock Natural Playgrounds received the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Business Achievement Award in the small business category.
Canada Skills adds design as part of contest
A second landscaping skill was added to the highly popular Skills Canada program.
New bill will change underground locate system
Sarnia-Lambton MPP Bob Bailey saw his private member’s bill Call Before You Dig Act receive all-party support.
OMAFRA Turf Report