July 2009Previous Issues
Professional And Workforce Development
Calipre Designs holds open house
Tom and Anne Cavan celebrated the new showrooms at their business, Calipre Designs, with an open house on June 11.
Landscape architects mark 75th year
The Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) will celebrate its 75th anniversary at the Sheraton Centre in Toronto from Aug. 13 to 15.
LO members part of historic home makeover
A few members of LO had a chance to show off their skills during the Junior League of Toronto’s Showcase in the month of May, involving a top-to-bottom makeover of the historic McLean House.
Green for Life raises funds to fight cancer
On June 19 and 20, a number of Landscape Ontario staff and family members participated in the Canadian Cancer Society’s annual Relay for Life at the Milton Fairgrounds, raising over $4,000.
New manager appointed for OPA
Paul Ronan, recently named general manager of the Ontario Parks Association (OPA), brings over 26 years of public and private service in the parks, facility and landscape sectors to his new position.
Chapter to maintain Survivors’ Park
In a great move for the people of Ottawa, LO volunteers have successfully completed an arrangement that gives Landscape Ontario Ottawa Chapter exclusive management of the gardens at the Cancer Survivors’ Park.
Congress announces new partnerships
Two strategic partnerships will be part of LO’s annual trade show and conference, Congress 2010.
Canada Blooms moves to Direct Energy Centre
Canada’s largest flower and garden festival’s new home is in Canada’s largest convention facility.
LO has role in plantscape coalition
PLANET, the national Professional Landcare Network that serves lawn care professionals, landscape management contractors, design/build/installation professionals and interior plantscapers in the U.S., has announced a “re-energized interest and support of the interior plantscape segment of the green industry.”
Mississauga tree committee honoured
On Apr. 8, the Ontario Heritage Trust and Mississauga mayor Hazel McCallion and council presented Mississauga’s Heritage Tree Subcommittee with the Ontario Heritage Trust’s Certificate achievement award.
Garden & Floral Expo to honour its past
To celebrate a decade of success at Garden & Floral Expo, industry stakeholders, who have been integral to shaping the organization’s vision and success, will be honoured with a special event.
Giant dandelion root
Two technicians from Turf King in Sudbury showed great determination in extracting a dandelion root from a client’s lawn.
LO prepares for snow and ice symposium
The Snow and Ice Sector Group of Landscape Ontario will host its annual symposium and equipment display program on Sept. 15.
Golden Horseshoe chapter opens LO golf tournament season
The Golden Horseshoe Chapter held its second annual golf tournament on one of the hottest days of the year, June 24th.
MTO revisions now in place to harmonize Facility Audit Program
On April 1, Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation (MTO) introduced a revision to the Facility Audit Program.
Damaged nozzles dampen profits
You have the best sprayer on the market. You know everything there is to know about how the weather affects spraying. You scouted your crop and today is a perfect time for spraying. You spent a LOT of money on your product. So, why did you get crummy coverage and poor control?
Emerald ash borer confirmed in Welland
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed that emerald ash borer (EAB) was found in Welland.
Vineland launches new website
Vineland Research and Innovation Centre has launched its new website www.vinelandresearch.com, which features the new Vineland Blog.
Know your pests and diseases
Insects and diseases can threaten plant health. As soon as you notice any abnormality in your plant’s appearance, begin a careful examination of the problem.
Members In The News
Claus and Anne Zander of Zander Sod take time from running their business to enjoy their love for equestrian riding.
OMAFRA Nursery And Landscape Bulletin