September 2012

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Association News

Toronto Chapter hosts successful ball tournament

No matter how you measure success, this year’s Toronto Chapter ball tournament qualifies on all fronts.

Willowbrook Nurseries has long record of helping community

Willowbrook Nurseries in Fenwick is well-known for its charity work helping the cancer fund with its special branded plants.

Final report notes Green Highways study an important first

The final report on the Greening the Highways project states that data gathered over the two-year period is extremely useful, but further study is required.

Pierre nurtures kids and woodland

Pierre told about two projects she was involved with over the past year or two.

Record entries in retail Awards of Excellence

By Kristen McIntyre CLT
A record number of entries were received for the 2012 retail Awards of Excellence.

Time to show off work with Awards of Excellence

You have created beautiful landscapes. You have manicured lawns. You have lit the landscape in the night sky. You have enhanced the lives of all those who bear witness to the magnificent work of art that you constructed.

Over 40 candidates challenge certification tests

On July 26 and 27, a total of 44 candidates took on the challenge of the Landscape Industry Certified Technician Test hosted at the Landscape Ontario home office in Milton.

Committee to mark 40th year of LO

A special committee has been formed to mark the 40th anniversary of Landscape Ontario.

GreenTrade Expo ready for 20th birthday

Preparations are underway for GreenTrade Expo 2013, scheduled for Feb. 13, 2013.
Industry News

Japanese tree lilac ideal for urban conditions

By Thelma Kessel
We’ve become accustomed to the delightful floral show that serviceberries and crabapples provide each spring, but it is the Japanese tree lilac, and its provision of blooms once summer has begun, that helps to keep our streets vibrant as things heat up.

Research highlights chinch bugs and sustainable lawns

Let’s get it straight from the get-go. Chinch bugs are tough critters

IPPS meets in Ottawa

By Martha Walsh
A two-day special meeting of the International Plant Propagators Society (IPPS), Eastern Region, took place in Ottawa on July 25 and 26.

Businesses must heed telemarketing rules

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) is asking members of Landscape Ontario to ensure they are in compliance with unsolicited telecommunications rules.

Government pays 85% of apprenticeship program

The provincial government will pay 85 per cent of the apprenticeship training program for employees registered for 2013 horticultural winter apprenticeship training.

Humber announces new arboretum director

Denise Devlin-Li, dean of Humber School of Applied Technology, announced the appointment of Alexandra (Alix) Link to the position of director of the Humber Arboretum.

Emerald ash borer confirmed in Frontenac

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency confirmed the presence of the emerald ash borer (EAB) in Frontenac County.

St. Williams Nursery welcomes David Turnbull

St. Williams Nursery and Ecology Centre in St. Williams has announced the hiring of David Turnbull as sales representative.