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Tree-Eating Bug Invades States


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An invasive insect responsible for the deaths of tens of millions of ash trees across 23 states and two Canadian provinces has now invaded New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. The emerald ash    More
 
Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Paraplegic Man Mows On


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Losing the ability to use your legs might seem to limit what is possible. But being paraplegic didn’t stop Sean Scallan, owner of Unique Mowing, from starting his own landscape business in Bu   More
 
Monday, September 8, 2014

Weather Service for Contractors


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Weather holds great sway over landscape workers. To that end, the Eastern PA Weather Authority, a service that markets specifically to outdoor-dependent industries, is looking to expand its services   More
 
Monday, September 8, 2014

Plant Shortage Predicted


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Plants in New England will be smaller and fewer next year, according to a landscape firm’s forecast. William Fleming, a principal at Stoneham, Massachusetts-based William Fleming Associates, says    More
 
Friday, September 5, 2014

Cemeteries Stay Alive During Drought


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In the wake of California’s drought, even the state’s cemeteries are feeling its effects. Many are taking measures to curtail water usage, despite the pressure to keep their properties lush.   More
 
Friday, September 5, 2014

Workers Caught Dumping Debris


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Landscape work crews have been told to stop dumping debris into drains in Savannah, Georgia. Elected officials in the city are fingering contractors as some of the leading culprits over Savannah’s   More
 
Thursday, September 4, 2014

Stolen Truck Chased Down


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The chase went on for five miles and ended at the bottom of a creek, after sliding down a nearly vertical bank. Police in Salina, Kansas, arrested a man who stole a landscape worker’s truck and th   More
 
Thursday, September 4, 2014

Landscape Worker Gunned Down in Cold Blood


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Police in Porterville, California, are looking for the men who shot and killed a member of a local landscape crew, who was performing routine property maintenance. According to witnesses, two ma   More
 
Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Be on the Lookout for Dangerous Weed


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A dangerous weed has been spotted in Michigan. Giant hogweed, federally classified as a noxious weed, was identified growing in a yard in Venice Township. When its sap makes contact with human skin,   More
 
Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Grass-Powered Mower in the Works


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With all the issues associated with the price of gas and the use of fossil fuels, researchers at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, have come up with a green way to address both concerns   More
 
Tuesday, September 2, 2014