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Construction Adds Jobs in May For Fifth Consecutive Month

The construction industry employed more than six million workers in May for the first time since June 2009, driving unemployment down to 8.6 percent, the lowest May level in six years. Six thousand workers were added from April to May, marking the five months of uninterrupted employment gains.

Preventative Care for Tools

For maintaining your tools all season long, here are some lesser-known tips gathered from industry experts.

Outdoor Living on Parade

The design and construction teams that crafted the outdoor living area at this Bowling Green, Ky., residence had just eight weeks to transform the backyard for viewing in a local "Parade of Homes" event. The main level includes a large kidney shaped pool with a basketball water court.

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Medina Magic: Ohio Lakefront Living

The backyard of a lakefront residence in Medina, Ohio, was converted from an untended hillside covered in dying trees to a series of tiered patios with gathering spaces, a fireplace, a 100-foot cascading water feature and a riverfront walkway loaded with additional amenities.

New Heavy-Duty High Reach Clipper with Wireless Remote Attachment

The new EDGE heavy-duty high reach clipper uses a wireless remote to rotate 110 degrees and clip in hard-to-reach areas.

Nourishment for New Business Growth

According to one business support specialist, big hurdles to business growth include the lack of a detailed planning system, expecting overnight success, and overlooking practical considerations that can quickly grow larger than your ability to deal with them.

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Hyde Park Landscaping Installs Oly-Ola's
Super-Edg(TM) Landscape Edging

Constructed of 100 percent recycled vinyl, Oly-Ola's Super-Edg provides a nearly invisible landscape border for the new Belterra Park Gaming & Entertainment Center's logo in Cincinnati.

New Education at GIC

PLANET, the national trade association that represents more than 100,000 landscape industry professionals, has announced new education courses for the 2014 Green Industry Conference.

Report: Reforestation Can Be Cost-Effective Way to Clean Air Pollution

Recent research has determined that the costs of reforesting land, which can serve as a natural air pollution scrubber, is comparable, in certain situations, to the costs of current mechanical techniques.

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Clay and Limestone Cement Could Cut Carbon Emissions

Researchers in France have developed cement made mostly from clay and limestone, replacing Portland cement with common materials that can be used in concrete mixtures without compromising the final product's performance.

A Tree for Each Fallen Civil War Soldier

There will be a dedication ceremony June 29, 2014, in Leesburg, Va., to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War. Here, 500 trees have been planted, part of the 'Living Legacy Tree Planting Project,' whose goal is to plant 620,000 trees, each one honoring a soldier who died in the Civil War. This is tree #1.

2014 NWRI Clarke Prize Winner Announced
The NWRI, a non-profit sponsor of projects and programs that focus on ensuring reliable sources of water, has announced David Sedlak, Ph.D.,
as the winner of the annual
Clarke Prize.

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ASIC Honors Jim Laiche

The ASIC, an organization that provides a forum for irrigation design professionals, announced Jim Laiche as the winner of their 2014 Roy Williams Memorial Award.

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2015 ASLA President-Elect Candidate Shawn Kelly, FASLA
Education: MLA, University of Arizona

ASLA Fellow: 2009

ARCSA Partners with Educational Institution

ARCSA, the association that promotes sustainable rainwater harvesting practices, has announced a partnership with Santa Fe Community College to accredit rainwater harvesters.

Donate to Swings for Dreams and Make Dreams Come True

Swings for Dreams, a nonprofit organization dedicated to building safe play structures for children in third-world countries, is looking for sponsors for their next endeavor.

Protected Lanes Boost Bicycle Traffic, Study Says
Bicycle lanes physically separated from traffic, known as "protected bikeways," are a growing urban infrastructure element that provides more space between cyclists and motor vehicles. A growing number of cities are implementing these systems, and a new study suggests that the lanes can increase the number of people cycling and improve cyclists' level of comfort on the streets.

New Green Line Connects the Twin Cities

The new 11-mile Green Line connects Minneapolis and St. Paul with 18 stops, from Target Field (home of the Twins) in downtown Minneapolis to Union Depot in St. Paul, which is just south of the Capitol Building. Over the next year, there are also plans to make South St. Paul a more pedestrian and bicycle-friendly community.

Applying Fungicides to
the Landscape

Variables such as weather conditions, cultural control, fungicide toxicity and spray application techniques will have some effect on your attempts to control a disease. But, the one factor that will have the most influence is the time at which you begin your spray program.

2014 ASLA Medal to Richard Bell, FASLA

Among Richard Bell's lasting works is the Meredith College Amphitheatre in Raleigh, N.C.

KIOTI Tractor Awarded Gold Level Status

The KIOTI DS4110 tractor with mower implement makes quick work of overgrown fields, large lawns and anything else that needs mowing. Landscape professionals can expect cutting performance, no matter
what the terrain.

TREX(R) Provides Decking For National D-Day Memorial

For the National D-Day Memorial restoration, Trex donated its premiere high-performance decking collection, Trex Transcend, in Tiki Torch, a variegated light brown color that features rich, reddish-brown hardwood streaking. The decking will not rot, warp, crack or splinter. The product requires no sanding, staining or painting, with a protective shell to defend against severe weather and heavy foot traffic. Free installation of the decking was provided by F & S Building Innovations in Roanoke, Va.

Tool Maker Atlas Copco
in Green Top 10
Newsweek Green Rankings scores the 500 largest publicly traded, global companies by market capitalization on their total energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, water use, waste generation, recycling, and sustainability incentives for
senior management.

2015 ASLA President-Elect Candidate Chad Danos, FASLA
Education: BLA, 1990, Louisiana State University

ASLA Fellow: 2011

Zapping Pests Organically

Two organic, EPA-approved and OMRI-listed pesticides, Ant-Zap and Mole-Zap, have just been made available. The new products are designed to exterminate ants in their mounds and moles in their burrows by displacing oxygen with food-grade carbon dioxide.

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