June 2017

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Snowposium returns in September

Landscape Ontario’s Snow and Ice Sector Group and Landscape Trades magazine will stage Snowposium 2017 on Sept. 28 in Milton, Ont.

New general manager at Echo Canada

Michelle Wagter has accepted the position of General Manager of Echo Power Equipment Canada, according to Vice President of Sales Ed Zynomirski.

Public garden conference comes to Hamilton

The American Public Gardens Association will hold its 77th annual conference in Hamilton, Ont. June 19-23, 2017.

Canadian researchers develop wasp to fight EAB

Researchers at the Great Lakes Forestry Centre in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., are planning on rearing 10- to 12,000 tiny Tetrastichus wasps, which feed on emerald ash borer larvae.

Cub Cadet partners with Come Alive Outside

In 2017, Cub Cadet and Come Alive Outside will be working with Ontario communities to celebrate the importance of outdoor, unstructured play by laying down sod and creating temporary parks on prominent streets, with The Green Street Challenge.

JCB appoints new president

JCB has announced the appointment of Richard Fox-Marrs as president and CEO, responsible for the company’s operations in North America, including sales and support for the construction, agricultural, rental, government and defense industries.

Gateman-Milloy wins CCA award

Construction company Gateman-Milloy received the national award for corporate social responsibility, the CCA Community Builder Award, at the annual Canadian Construction Association conference (CCA).

Tuff Stuff wins Shrub Madness competition

Tuff Stuff mountain hydrangea took top prize in Proven Winners’ annual Shrub Madness bracket competition.

Ball Horticulture purchases Newflora

Ball Horticultural Company purchased the assets of Newflora, which included the master license to sell an extensive line of garden and potted rose offerings throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Caterpillar cuts jobs

Caterpillar recently announced it will close facilities in Aurora, Ill., and Gosselies, Belgium; the move will see some 2,800 employees lose their jobs.

Kébol to acquire Witteman

Kébol B.V. announced the purchase of the assets and activities of Witteman and Co. B.V., a 150-year-old Dutch company that specializes in sourcing and distributing bare root perennial products and conducting business as Darwin Plants, which is currently owned by Ball Horticultural Company.

Deadline for therapeutic garden grants

In 2017, National Garden Bureau and Sakata Seed America are partnering to provide $5,000 in grant money to be split among three therapeutic gardens in North America. National Garden Bureau promotes the health and healing powers of human interaction with plants through a yearly grant program for therapeutic gardens.

Husqvarna tests sharing economy pilot project in Sweden

This spring, Husqvarna launched a project that will see homeowners in Stockholm, Sweden gain access to pay-per-use power tools for their gardens.

Registration opens for 2017 AAS Summer Summit

Registration is now open for the 2017 Summer Summit, hosted by All-America Selections, the National Garden Bureau and Home Garden Seed Association in upstate New York, Sept. 5-8, 2017.