May 2010Previous Issues
Western Landscape encourages Kingston students to plant trees
LO member Western Landscape Services of Kingston launched its third annual ‘Plant a Tree, Make our City Cool’ school project on Apr. 20.
Charge-out rates published
This month’s issue of Horticulture Review contains a reference card of construction and maintenance charge-out rates.
Cuddy Gardens opens for public tour
Faculty and students of the Fanshawe College Horticulture Technician Program will host an open garden at the A.M. (Mac) Cuddy Gardens in Strathroy.
Earth Day celebrated with red maple at Queen’s Park
The event was part of an ongoing co-operative partnership between Landscape Ontario and the Ministry of Natural Resources to create Ontario’s Tree Atlas.
Grounds maintenance company offers no-emissions service
Reducing the impact on the environment has been the goal of Gordon Landscape Company’s owners, Eric and Danielle Gordon, since they started the landscape maintenance business.
Landscape Ontario joins Ontario Water Conservation Alliance
Landscape Ontario has joined a diverse coalition of environmental, industry, labour and community organizations under the name of The Ontario Water Conservation Alliance.
In Memoriam — Tony DeGroot
Landscape Ontario lost a founding member on Apr. 11, when Tony DeGroot passed away peacefully at the age of 88, while at home in his garden.
In Memoriam — Bill Morsink
Bill Morsink (B.Sc., M.Sc. Forestry), a pioneer of Urban Forestry, passed away on Mar. 23 after a courageous battle with cancer.
In Memoriam — Franciscus Lodewicus Johannes Maria Peters
Frans L.J.M. Peters, founder of Humber Nurseries Limited, Brampton, Ont., passed away on Sat., Apr. 10, 2010 at the Brampton Civic Hospital at the age of 89.
Professional And Workforce Development
Systems For Success
London Chapter concludes year of well-attended meetings
LO’s London Chapter wrapped up its final chapter meeting for 2009/10 with a bang.
Fiesta receives PMRA approval
In mid-April, Fiesta, a new weed control product manufactured by Neudorff North America, received its registration certificate from the PMRA. Complete Ontario approval is the next step.
Turf group gives life membership
Jane Arnett recognized for her outstanding contributions to the turfgrass industry.
LO unveils fifth season of VIA Rail garden tour
Now in its fifth year, the VIA Rail Garden Route program, organized by Landscape Ontario, highlights some of Canada’s most magnificent feature gardens along VIA’s Halifax to Vancouver Island network.
OMAFRA Nursery And Landscape Report
OMAFRA Turf Report