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"Under Major General Jackson's leadership, I am confident the stewardship of California's beaches, forests, estuaries, dunes and wetlands is in good hands, and that the confidence, and trust of Californians in our parks department will be restored."

LAF Reception Aboard Queen Mary Made Special by Keynote Speakers

The evening event for the Landscape Architects' Expo in Long Beach was the Feb. 8 Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) charity reception aboard the Queen Mary in the Long Beach Harbor.

"The Future of Landscape Architecture" Panel

The panel discussion at the Landscape Architects' Expo in Long Beach, Calif., featured three prominent Southern California landscape architects (from left): Stephanie Landregan, Mia Lehrer and Lynn Capouya.

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A Moment of Silence for James Fondren (1934--Feb. 3, 2013)
The Times-Picayune reports that landscape architect James Fondren passed away Feb. 3, 2013, of complications from kidney failure and cancer at River Region Hospice in River Ridge, Louisiana. He was 79.

ASLA Fourth Quarter Business Survey

The ASLA's 2012 fourth quarter business survey reports 66.5 percent of respondents say they had stable to improved billable hours, a decline from the 71.5 percent number from 3Q 2012. Seventy-four percent reported stable to higher inquiries from potential clients for new work, almost exactly the same number (74.2 percent) as the previous quarter.

New Post-Emergent Herbicide

For the fight against dandelions, clovers and other annual and perennial broadleaf weeds, Dow Agrosciences has introduced Defendor herbicide. It is reported to be available early this year, and is designed for use in the cooler temperatures of early spring. With the active ingredient florasulam, Defendor is labeled for post-emergent control of broadleaf weeds in cool- and warm-season grasses.

Colorado Pesticide War

A battle over landscape pesticides is heating up in Colorado. The fight is so intense that landscape professionals fear that a Canadian-style ban on chemical pesticides and herbicides is possible.

OPEI Issues Warnings Against E15

The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) warns landscape contractors to pay attention to the fuels they use in their equipment or risk severe engine damage. They are concerned that ethanol-enhanced gasoline can damage small-engines.

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New Safe Animal Repellants

Scotts is getting back into the animal-repellent business with products based on essential oils. They smell good to most people and ward off animals by confusing but not harming them. Deer-B-Gon and Animal-B-Gon are now on store shelves bearing the Ortho brand. They tend to last longer than other products because their oils are not as easily washed away by rain or snow.

Commercial Mower Makers Optimistic For 2013
In 2012, Toro introduced the consumer-type TimeMaster 30-inch walk-behind mower, which many professionals bought as well. In January 2013, Toro began shipping the professional TurfMaster 30-inch walk-behind mower.

Downy Mildew Spreads Across 34 States

The impatiens that usually brighten up gardens in the coming months will be fewer and far between this year. Downy mildew, a disease deadly to the impatiens walleriana common to spring landscaping, is reaching into landscapes nationwide.

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Improving Housing Markets Expand to Every State

Twenty new areas were added to the NAHB's improving housing markets list in February, and only three were dropped. Newly added sites include Rome, Ga.; Fort Wayne, Ind.; Myrtle Beach, S.C.; Albuquerque, N.M. (pictured); and Racine, Wis.

Mining For (LEED) Gold: Colorado School of Mines Renovation

Renovations at and around the Colorado School of Mines' Brown Hall had to accommodate high levels of foot traffic, and included converting an adjacent street into a pedestrian walkway. Campus officials and the design team selected Pavestone's Eco-Priora(TM) permeable pavers for the area, installing 35,000 square feet to accommodate emergency and service vehicles, avoid exceeding historic off-site storm flows, and meeting campus maintenance requirements for a long-lasting, durable pavement surface.

Broad Increase in Home Prices; Foreclosures Drop

A report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) showed median sales prices rising from a year earlier in 133 of 152 metropolitan areas measured. In the third quarter, 120 areas had gains. U.S. foreclosure filings also fell 28 percent in January from a year earlier to the lowest level since April 2007, as a new California law slowed first-time defaults.

Conn. Landscapers Take Losses From Winter Storm

State agriculture officials say more than 120 farm buildings were damaged or destroyed in Connecticut by the massive storm that dumped more than two feet of snow in some areas in the first week of February.

Aluma Introduces Tilt Single Axle Trailers
Durable aluminum tilt flatbed utility trailers from Aluma are lightweight, corrosion resistant and maintenance free. Special features include Carlisle radial tires and phantom aluminum wheels.

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Industry Interview: AFA's Rick Church
Rick Church has been the Executive Vice President of the American Fence Association (AFA) since 2002. He is also Head Coach of CM Services, Inc., which provides professional services and staff to AFA and many other trade associations and professional societies. Mr. Church has been in the association management business for more than 20 years.

Rising Gas Prices = Lower Public Transit Cost

APTA is a nonprofit international association of 1,500 public and private sector organizations, engaged in the areas of bus, paratransit, light rail, commuter rail, subways, waterborne services, and intercity and high-speed passenger rail.

IA to Partner with IPPCA & ARCSA

The Irrigation Association (IA) announces their partnership with the International Professional Pond Companies Association (IPPCA), and American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association (ARCSA) for the 2013 Irrigation Show & Education Conference, to be held November 4th - 8th in Austin, Texas.

LED Lamps Give Flexibility
Unique Lighting Systems(R) FLEX(TM) Series LED have wattage ranges from 1 watt up to 18 watts; up to three color temperatures available: warm white, white and cool white.

NRMCA Announces Speakers

The NRMCA represents producers of ready mixed concrete and the companies that provide materials, equipment and support to the industry.

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Volunteer in the Wilderness with Back to Natives!

Back to Natives Restoration is a non-profit organization that assists in the recovery of Orange County's biodiversity through the restoration of open spaces, and the development of habitat gardens.

HOPE Garden Feeds New Jersey

In HOPE Garden's first year, 183 heads of lettuce along with 4,205 tomatoes, 333 squash, 546 peppers, 218 pea pods, 160 cucumbers and other vegetables were delivered to the Christian Caring Center in Browns Mills and My Brother's Keeper in Camden, N.J.

Take Control: Underground Stormwater Management

There are many ways to skin a cat when capturing, detaining and/or reusing storm water in underground cisterns. Product selection can include Plastic Chambers, Corrugated Metal Pipe and concrete Vaults/Arches.

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Crystal Lights(TM) fuse art and light. Edgy, smart, fun, a new experience from every angle, pairing form and function. They are available in the same rich palette as the Orblets(TM).

Kentucky Memorial Garden

Nature's Expressions was called by a prospective client who had recently lost their 16-month old daughter. She was being babysat by her grandparents who put her to bed one night but she never woke the following morning.

Open Business Opportunities with Gate Operating Systems

The ability to correctly identify and install the right gate and operating system for a client is an important tool for landscape contractors. In a recent LC/DBM survey, 78 percent of contractors said that fences and gates installed for safety and security purposes were the most likely growth sector in the field. Gate operating systems, which have become increasingly sophisticated as security methods improve, can be a good opportunity to upsell a project. The gates and operational devices that follow may spark ideas for future installations.

The Aspiring Fencing Contractor

When building a new fence or wall, the landscape contractor should use a professional land surveyor to determine the precise property line, thus preventing any property disputes. It will be the contractor, not the homeowner, who has to pay for a fence to be removed and relocated.

TOCA Scholarship
The Turf and Ornamental Communicators Association (TOCA) is composed of editors, writers, publishers, photographers, public relations/advertising practitioners, industry association leaders and others involved in green industry communications.

The Digital Issues are Available
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