May 2010

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LO story on Wikipedia

Landscape Ontario’s history and story can now be found on Wikipedia.

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.

Department changes

Gilles Bouchard welcomed to the association's Events and Trade Show Department.