March 2015Previous Issues
Connon Nurseries NVK ensuring legacy of Vimy Ridge oaks
Vanderkruk and propagator at Connon Andrew Barbour are working to produce enough English oak trees to return to Vimy for the battle’s centennial in 2017.
Expanded GreenTrade meets with great approval
Over its 22-year history, GreenTrade Expo has often been referred to as the little trade show that could.
LO Otium Garden is easy on the eyes and tough on the body
The garden accommodates the national sports of the Philippines, Sri Lanka, India, China, Russia and Korea.
Students express their thoughts on experiences at Congress
I spoke with a number of teachers and students on how they felt about experiencing Congress.
Minister announces funding to help women succeed in green industry
Community MicroSkills Development Centre is receiving $250,000 to support the economic success of women in the landscape and horticulture industries through new mentorship opportunities.
Growers happy with Short Course returning to Royal Botanical Gardens
Most attendees at this year’s Nursery Growers’ Short Course on Feb. 4 were happy to return to Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington.
Next Peer to Peer event in Oshawa
Following the launch of the new Landscape Ontario Peer to Peer Network at Congress, Tim Kearney and Jacki Hart are ready for the next event.
Quiet Nature duo ready for fourth annual canoe trek
Lippert and Bartle hope to increase awareness of watershed and the environmental issues facing the watershed, while highlighting the river’s tourism and social importance.
Family Skate Day
On Feb. 16, over 90 Landscape Ontario members and their families were treated to a fun Family Skate Day, hosted by Golden Horseshoe Chapter.
Upper Canada Chapter continues fun with squash tournament
It was quite the tournament! Upper Canada Chapter held its 4th Annual ‘I Was There’ squash event in Trenton on Feb. 17.
Members attend New York event
Two members of Landscape Ontario, Michael LaPorte CLT and Paul DeGroot, took the opportunity to learn about a neighbouring landscape association.
LO members help combat invasive plants
Ed Horlings, owner of Horlings Garden Centre in Peterborough and member of Landscape Ontario, is always looking for new products, information and services for his customers.
Ottawa Chapter to create dream garden
The garden, which measures 2,800 sq. ft., will be a celebration of the Canadian landscape and the rich history of horticulture in our nation’s Capital.
In memoriam — Steven Petersen
Co-owner of Petersen’s Turf Farm in Osgoode, Steven Petersen died tragically on Feb. 16, at the age of 46.
Irrigation now included in overtime pay exemption
Employers of landscape gardeners are exempt from the requirement to pay overtime.
New online guide contains answers for truck operators
The nearly 300-page online guide will assist and ensure companies operate safely and are compliant with the regulations that govern highway use.
Training for falls from heights mandatory after Apr. 1
Falls from heights are a major hazard for workers and one of the leading causes of critical injuries and fatalities in Ontario workplaces.
MTO amends truck regulations
The Ministry of Transportation has made some amendments regulations under the Highway Traffic Act that came into effect on Jan. 1, 2015.
Vineland to study Norway maple
The Vineland project received $30,000. Vineland’s Travis Banks and Darby McGrath will work on the Norway maple tree project.
Green highway project continues and broadens
Vineland Research and Innovation Centre will continue in 2015 to monitor the Greening the Highways project.
University of Guelph helping Blue Jays
The University of Guelph is working to improve the Toronto Blue Jays.