National Collegiate Landscape Competition set for next month

February 6, 2018By

The National Association of Landscape Professionals annual collegiate career event and competition, the National Collegiate Landscape Competition, will take place March 14-17, at Alamance Community College in North Carolina. The event was formerly known as Student Career Days. This year, more than 750 horticulture and landscape students from more than 60 schools will test their skills in 30 real-world, competitive... read more

ALCC becomes first association to partner with NALP on Industry Growth Initiative

February 6, 2018By

The Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado (ALCC) is the first state association to partner with the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) in support of the Industry Growth Initiative (IGI), NALP’s program responsible for growing the industry and its workforce. ALCC has committed $15,000 in seed money toward the initiative, with a goal of raising $75,000 in support from its... read more

NALP launches program to promote career paths in the green industry

February 2, 2018By

The National Association of Landscape Professionals is rolling out Landscape Career Day, a nationwide program to bring attention to the careers that exist within the lawn and landscape profession. As part of the initiative, NALP is encouraging industry companies to host events at their company and within their communities that showcase industry careers and highlight the many professional paths that exist. To... read more

NALP predicts top 5 landscape trends for 2018

January 26, 2018By

The National Association of Landscape Professionals released its official list of the top landscape trends for 2018. “The top 2018 landscape trends reflect an evolution of the outdoor living trend we’ve seen grow in popularity over the past few years,” said Missy Henriksen, vice president of public affairs at NALP. “Stimulated by a healthy economy, homeowners and property managers are... read more

NALP presents Lifetime Leadership and Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Awards

January 26, 2018By

The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) presented the Lifetime Leadership Award and Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award at its Leaders Forum Conference in Punta Cana on Jan. 26. Frank Mariani, CEO of Mariani Landscape in Lake Bluff, Ill., received the Lifetime Leadership Award, which is given annually to a member of the association who has demonstrated leadership, service... read more

NALP and OSHA Alliance present construction course

January 19, 2018By

The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) partnered with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Alliance to launch the 10-hour OSHA Construction Course for the Landscape Industry. “We are pleased to have created this industry-specific 10-hour course that will provide comprehensive job site safety training that would be beneficial to all landscape industry companies,” said NALP CEO Sabeena Hickman. The... read more