August 2012Previous Issues
Member Profile - G&L Group Of Companies
Expo announces line-up
It’s hard to believe that the fall trade show Expo, is right around the corner.
London Chapter members showcase their talent in garden tour
For the fourth consecutive year, members of the London Chapter invited the public to see first-hand what a professionally designed and installed garden looks like.
Planters part of Yonge Street event
For four weeks in August and September, a section of Ontario’s most famous street will feature 235 planters, many created by members of Landscape Ontario.
M&S Architectural ensures clean water in Nicaragua
Mike Beadle of M&S Architectural in Gilford, just south of Barrie, has worked in Nicaragua leading a water filtration project.
Upper Canada Stone Company big supporter of KidSport
Upper Canada Stone Company in Shanty Bay, near Barrie, has been involved with KidSport Ontario for many years now.
Petrie’s help list is long
When the call went out to members who are involved with community events, Petrie’s Quality Soil in Oakville responded with a list of over 60 events and organizations.
Upper Canada apprentices
An apprenticeship program through Loyalist College had some major influence through the Upper Canada Chapter.
Sheridan Nurseries supports large and small campaigns
When it comes to supporting community project, Sheridan Nurseries supports hundreds of small donations each year.
Snow and ice symposium returns to LO home office
LO’s Snow and Ice Conference and Expo is returning to Landscape Ontario’s home office in Milton on Sept. 20.
New savings program for members
The Canadian Nursery Landscape Association has announced that Schooley Mitchell Telecom Consultants is part of the member benefit program.
Trial gardens open house on Aug. 17
An opportunity to view first-hand some of the latest plants and how they fare under local conditions is available to horticultural professionals on Aug. 17.
Business improvement opportunity hosted by Wentworth Landscape Group
The first day will review Wentworth’s corporate systems and processes.
Market your company online with Landscape Ontario
As an active member of Landscape Ontario, you can create a free online profile on the popular Green for Life website at landscapeontario.com.
Members needed to take part in National Tree Day
Landscape Ontario is encouraging members to work with their local schools to promote National Tree Day on Sept. 26.
Oaks offer great variety for urban areas
The oaks (Quercus spp.) are a large genus with nearly 600 species known worldwide.
Emerald ash borer confirmed in Bruce County
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) confirmed in early July the presence of the emerald ash borer in Bruce County.
Other EAB news
A biologist says the City of Ottawa might have inadvertently created a major environmental problem dealing with the emerald ash borer.
Recycling program sees 40 per cent increase
Nearly 100,000 lbs. of garden plastic was collected in the National Plastics Recycling Event held from June 22 to July 1.
Long-term forecast shows drought continuing
The landscape industry is experiencing one of the worst summers of drought in history.
Oakville asks for government help
The Town of Oakville is calling on the federal and provincial governments to step up and join the fight against the emerald ash borer.
WSIB receives independent review
"There are tough decisions to be made not the least of which is a decision about our insurance premium for employers for the next few years."
LO promoting World Garden Event
Landscape Ontario is a driving force behind the Niagara World Garden Event in 2017.
Fleet rated insurance requires qualification
Due to some confusion as to what constitutes an automobile fleet, the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) has outlined the qualifying criteria.
Fears expressed about cuts to AgriStability
Concern is being raised over the federal government looking at significant cuts to a key program for growers, AgriStability.
Dry stone festival offers special day for students
The Stonewurx International Dry Stone Walling Festival will celebrate the ancient craft of dry stone walling from Sept. 28 to 30 in Hanover.