October 2009

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Growers raise over $18,000 at auction

By Kristen McIntyre CHT
More than 200 members and industry professionals enjoyed great weather and even better plant material at the LO Growers’ Group Auction on Sept. 10.

Certification will undergo changes in 2010

Beginning in January of 2010, big changes are coming to the certification program under a new brand name, Landscape Industry Certified.

LO members are top tree climbers

Gage Park was home to some of Ontario’s top tree climbers at the 21st Annual Ontario Tree Climbing Championship, hosted this year by the City of Hamilton on Sat., Sept. 12th.

Open air trial helps growers plan for next year

Sobkowich Greenhouses in Grimsby opened its outdoor trial area and gardens for industry viewing and evaluations at the end of July. Over 300 individual Proven Winners’ plants and combinations were on display, including all the new plant introductions for the 2010 season.

Snow symposium numbers are best-ever

LO’s Snow & Ice Symposium continued its amazing growth with the 2009 version.

Welcome Keziah Kristina Helder

Nathan and Michelle Helder of Waterdown have welcomed into their lives a healthy 7 lb., 5 oz. baby girl named Keziah Kristina.

In memoriam - Bob Allen

The LO family expresses sympathy to long-time member Bob Allen of RW Allen Horticultural Services in St. Thomas, whose mother Nell Allen passed away on Aug. 28.

Complaints: Are customers always right?

By Kristen McIntyre CHT
As an association, LO takes great pride in our members and the work that they do.

Ottawa member featured in U.S. magazine

Greenlife Garden Care + Landscaping of Ottawa was featured in a magazine article in the U.S.-based Walker Talk, a bi-annual publication by Walker Mowers.

LO members win SIMA awards

Four member companies of Landscape Ontario were recipients of awards by Snow and Ice Management Association (SIMA).

Green for Life is written in stone

Actually it’s written in stone in a number of locations, thanks to the generosity of Randy Adams of Adams Landscape Supply in Kitchener.

IPM symposium schedule announced

The schedule is ready for the 45th annual IPM Symposium in 2010.