January 2012

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LO welcomes Charal as new president

For the next two years Phil Charal will accept the role of president of Landscape Ontario board of directors.

IPM Symposium covers trees and turf

By Kristen McIntyre CHT
Landscape Ontario’s IPM Symposium on Mon., Jan. 9 at the Toronto Congress Centre, Cohen Ballroom, is more relevant than ever.

Exciting new home for GreenTrade Expo

The excitement and momentum is growing for the Ottawa Chapter’s 19th Annual GreenTrade Expo, with exhibitors and visitors alike showing interest by signing up earlier than normal for the Feb. 15 show.

Native Plant Source greens K-W

Native Plant Source of Kitchener was recognized recently for its generous contribution to the newly constructed Living Roof at the University of Waterloo Environmental Studies Building.

Greentario: Strong Hamilton community supporter

Award-winning LO member Greentario of Hamilton has supported a number of great causes in its community.

Safety Group reaps benefit of WSIB rebate

It was a day of celebration in late November at the LO home office in Milton, complete with cake, when the 2010 Safety Group Program participants surpassed last year’s amazing achievement with a 5.74 per cent score out of a possible 6.

Promote your community projects through LO

LO executive director Tony DiGiovanni CLT recently asked members to reveal the great causes and projects their company has been involved with over the past year or two.

Yates Custom Lawn Sprinklers irrigates kids hospital

“The past two years we have contributed an installed irrigation system to the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Lottery Dream Home in Ottawa."

Allens busy beyond their business

Bob and Ruby Allen of RW Allen Horticultural Services in St. Thomas have been involved in Arbor Week for many years.

Growers’ Short Course moving back to Guelph

The annual LO Growers' Group Short Course has a new home this year. The Feb. 8 event will take place at Royal Canadian Legion, 57 Watson Parkway South, in Guelph.

In memoriam: Bill Schreiber

Bill Schreiber died on Dec. 8, 2011 at the Milton District Hospital.

Sean James receives community honour

Sean James of Fern Ridge Landscaping in Milton received the Community Partner of the Year Award from Halton Ecopartners.

Tumber wins U.S. award

A monthly U.S. publication dedicated to the pool and spa industry recently recognized Tumber and Associates of Orangeville, Ont.

New names added to industry certified list

A total of 38 individuals have their names added to the list of industry certified, after they completed the qualification requirements in 2011.

Waterloo helps KidsAbility

The Waterloo Chapter had a very successful golf tournament this past summer, and from that event, it was able to share proceeds with a number of charities.