ABOUT NINE YEARS AGO, DALE VON
Dohren, owner of San Jose, California-
based Landmark Landscapes,
had a successful woodworking
business. Then he saw an
opportunity in the landscaping
business and decided to change
A landscape maintenance contractor
has just finished work on a
residential yard. The homeowner
asks the contractor to take a look
at one of her trees while he’s there.
Several large branches are growing
into an overhanging balcony and
the owner wants the tree cut back
a few feet.
That statement is more true today than it ever has been before. In recent years, travel has become so costly and so stressful that people are booking fewer vacations. In addition, as more Americans begin to be affected by the current economic crunch, discretionary funds for leisure activities are becoming scarce.
Having been involved in the green industry for more than 30 years, I am hard pressed
to remember a time so difficult for our industry. In particular, we are facing a very
IT ISN’T TOO OFTEN THAT WE COME
across an individual like Ken
Hutcheson. On the outside he is
warm, engaging and charming. However,
under his skin lies a savvy, dedicated
I live in the Northwest. By most accounts,
this area is considered to
be the epicenter of the “green” revolution.
According to Popular Science
magazine, the region contains three
of the nation’s Top Green Cities:
Portland and Eugene, Oregon, and
Whether installing pipe, laying cable, or digging out space for hardscape or edging, trenching through packed earth can be hard on both people and equipment. The equipment that does your digging can have a big impact on your bottom line.
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While much of the country is still
digging out from under mountains of snow, it’s hard to imagine that
spring is just around the corner. Believe it or not,
warmer temperatures will be with us quite soon, and with them will also
begin the emergence of plush lawns and, unfortunately, some nasty weeds
The environmental movement that began back in the 1960s has gained
through the decades and on into the 21st century. As human population
numbers explode, natural resources grow scarcer because of the infinite
appetite of commercial and developmental concerns.