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Maintenance Post SITES™ – Certification Journey at Dancing Tree, Part 2

by Margot Taylor, RLA As part of the SITES™ certification, I completed a complex chart detailing timing and methods for site wide upkeep. I outlined a wholistic management ideology using physical, mechanical, and biological strategies. My narrative explained how I would protect each resource within the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) framework, which for me assumed […]

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Leave the Leaves!

by Justin Wheeler Reprinted with permission from the Xerces Society’s blog. Besides providing the right plants, and protecting your garden from pesticides, one of the next most valuable things you can do to support pollinators and other invertebrates is to provide them with the winter cover they need in the form of fall leaves and […]

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Maintenance Matters

Contributors: John Magee, Daniel Peterson, and Bill Peregrine With the end of the 2017 season approaching, ELA asked members from across the country to recount the highlights of their season in the landscape from a maintenance perspective. Here are their responses. (more…)

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A Pruning Guide

by David Anderson David will lead a hands-on pruning demonstration and discussion on March 9th at the ELA Conference. As landscapers and horticulturalists pruning is a very important part of our work. Most horticulturists are passionate about pruning. Most people enjoy pruning and believe in their methods. There are as many different styles of pruning as there […]

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