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November 7, 2018
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Sustainable landscaping to be discussed at forum

Sustainable landscaping practices will be discussed Nov. 13 in Lakefield, Ont. by the president of a Beaverton company that promotes sustainability. Anna Van Maris, president of Parklane Landscapes, will speak about such practices as rain-collecting rain gardens that are aimed at collecting rain water and melted snow that naturally runs off roofs and other features.

Prince Albert counting its trees to keep tabs on DED

Staff from the City of Prince Albert, Sask. has been tasked with counting the number of trees in the municipality. The strategy is not only effective for budgeting and management, but is also expected to help keep better track of Dutch elm disease.

P.E.I. backs idea for college artificial turf field in Charlottetown

The Prince Edward Island government has endorsed the idea of a new artificial turf field to be built by Holland College at the Charlottetown Events Grounds. The multi-sport field would be made available to local sport and recreation associations, along with college varsity and intramural sports teams.

Soo sod farm getting new taxpayer paid driveway

Taxpayers in Sault Ste. Marie are on the hook for a new $150,000 private driveway leading to a local sod farm and landscaping business. The driveway is a consequence of the widening of Second Line East – a project that began four years ago.
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The lawn

An historic look at the evolution of ‘the lawn’

The history of "the lawn" is an interesting one. The origin of a lush green ground cover dates back almost 500 years ago in Europe and has evolved over the centuries from something associated with the rich and noble to what we have today. An Orillia newspaper columnist takes a look at the lawn and how it has become commonplace yet still revered in some circles. » Read More

Hort East Trade Show & Conference

November 27 - 28, 2018
Location: Truro, N.S.
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Landscape Ontario Congress

January 8 - 10, 2019
Location: Toronto, Ont.
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Golf Industry Show

February 2 - 7, 2019
Location: San Diego, Calif.
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