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Banks Snub ValleyCrest Buyout Amid Regulations


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A handful of lenders are sitting out KKR’s proposed acquisition of Michael Dell’s landscape company, ValleyCrest, amid concerns that the deal would violate recent regulations designed to red   More
 
Monday, June 9, 2014

New GM and Added Staff at Dixie Chopper


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Jacobsen, a Textron (NYSE: TXT) company, recently acquired Dixie Chopper, and has appointed a new general manager. It has also added four more employees to its growing sales and marketing divisions   More
 
Monday, June 9, 2014

Zero-Turn Mowers Stolen in Overnight Heist


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 When Hubert Herrala, the owner of Walters Outdoor Power Equipment in Isle of Wight, Virginia, drove past his equipment storage unit, everything appeared normal. But upon closer inspection, he   More
 
Friday, June 6, 2014

Landscaper Faces Federal Charges For Tree Trimming


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A landscaper could be facing federal charges from Fish and Wildlife Services for trimming trees that hosted nested herons. Landscaper Ernesto Pulido was trimming trees outside an Oakland, California   More
 
Friday, June 6, 2014

Emerald Ash Borer Invades N.J.


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State officials have confirmed that the emerald ash borer has arrived in New Jersey. This invasive beetle, which has killed tens of millions of ash trees, has also been detected in counties of P   More
 
Thursday, June 5, 2014

Restoring Landscapes


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After several tornadoes wiped out thousands of trees, city leaders in Tupelo, Mississippi, are discussing ways to update the city’s landscapes. While the primary focus is removing remaining debris   More
 
Thursday, June 5, 2014

Company CEO Convicted of Fraud


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Mark Stein, the CEO of Land Tech Enterprises in Warrington, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to four months in prison and fined $10,000. This judgment came after he pleaded guilty t   More
 
Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Water Surcharge May be Coming


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New Braunfels Utilities (NBU) in New Braunfels, Texas, is warning its customers that Stage 3 watering restrictions can trigger a surcharge for higher usage in the near future. This extra charge was    More
 
Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Contractor Arrested For Refusing to Return Overpayment


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A Florida landscape contractor was arrested after refusing to return $21,000 in overpayments he received accidentally from Florida A&M University. The university was attempting to pay the c   More
 
Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Injured Tree Trimmer Saved by Line Crew


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Doing pro-bono work for your community usually doesn’t involve near death experiences. But for Nathaniel Steinbart, a tree trimmer from Martinsville, Indiana, volunteering his services left him h   More
 
Tuesday, June 3, 2014