February 25, 2023
New and improved LT Source Book

New and improved LT Source Book


It’s fitting, the issue replacing our annual Source Book is themed “Technology.” Landscape Trades has published a printed Source Book, Canada’s horticulture supplier directory, for more than four decades. Back when Landscape Trades was launched in 1979, finding new suppliers usually involved word of mouth or flipping through the LT Source Book, which essentially served as a Yellow Pages for landscape professionals.

The Internet has made seeking out new suppliers a lot easier. However, we believe there remains a place for our online Source Book that is accurate, comprehensive, and curated specifically for you. Not instead of an internet search, but a resource you can use in addition to Google and the like. That’s why we’ve implemented enhancements to our online Source Book at LTsourcebook.com to coincide with the discontinuation of the printed version.

The goal remains the same: to make it easy to find the landscape supplies and services you need to do business. To be listed, a company must operate in Canada, offering products or services for one or more horticultural sector.

Bookmark LTsourcebook.com on your phone and computer for easy access to the directory — whether you’re at the office, in your truck, or on a job site. It is continuously reviewed to ensure it’s always up to date. With over 1,600 green industry suppliers listed, the Source Book is the most convenient way to find the equipment, products and services to grow your business.

As for our new Technology Issue, we’re excited about the wide range of stories we’ll be able to share with readers. Technology can mean a lot of things. In this issue, for example, we’ve got features on the impact drone photography is making on the landscape industry; the phytotechnology initiative at Montreal Botanical Garden; and the ways cities and snow contractors are utilizing the latest innovations to make winter maintenance more efficient and environmentally friendly. We also have a column by Dr. Nadina Galle about a tweeting tree. Seriously, look up @awitnesstree on Twitter.

We’ll be on the lookout for more interesting stories related to technological innovations. Have an idea you’d like us to explore? Let us know by email at comments@landscapetrades.com.      

scott barber

Scott Barber is the publisher and editor of Landscape Trades. He can be reached at sbarber@landscapetrades.com.