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The Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) continues to fulfill their mission for sustainability and preservation in the environment. Just announced, the publication that has guided many aspiring architects has returned through online stores. The New Landscape Declaration: A Call to Action for the Twenty-First Century features reflections and...

The 1,365-person town of Surrey, N.D. won this year's CASE Dire States Grant, amounting to $25,000 worth of equipment rentals. The equipment will be used to improve the town's drainage systems and bolster future flood control projects. The local affiliated equipment distributor, Titan Machinery, will supply the township's public works department...

With the forty-eighth annual Earth Day upon us, it is time to consider how we can utilize our expertise as landscaping professionals to better the environment - for if any profession were to go hand-in-hand with the meaning of Earth Day, landscaping would surely be at the forefront. So, this year, here is a list of ideas that can help make our...

A total of 37 students, enrolled in associate to graduate programs with a focus on irrigation, applied this year to the second annual Irrigation Foundation Scholarship program. The scholarships awarded range from $1,000 to $2,500 and are allocated to each student by a dedicated committee within the foundation. The students are located around the...

Several months ago CASE Construction Equipment announced its annual Kickstart Contest, and after more than 350 entries, a winner has been chosen. This year, Austin Kirby, a landscaping business owner in the small town of Oxford, Ala., took home the lucrative grand prize. Five other business owners from around the country were also chosen as runner...

The "2018 Residential Landscape Architecture Trends Survey," conducted by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), asked participants to rate their expected popularity of a variety of residential outdoor design elements for 2018. Here are the top 10 projected site amenities and designs for 2018, according to the survey: • Native plants...

The annual ULI Hines Student Competition, hosted by the Urban Land Institute (ULI), is a design-based contest that pits graduate students, from across the United States and Canada, against each other for a chance at winning a lucrative prize pool. This year, the competition's main objective was to redesign a large-scale urban area in the business...

The National Association of Landscape Professionals presented Marcus Duck, of Michigan State University with the outstanding educator of the year award. Duck is an advisor, instructor and coordinator for the Ag Tech Program. Former students nominated him and colleagues at MSU for his work with helping students gain industry experience. He has acted...

A "poisonous plants" bill failed to pass in Idaho, after it was met with strong opposition from the nursery and farming industries. Senate bill 1272 would have required labels on all plants hazardous to humans or animals if ingested. A red label with "poison" would have been put on all plants with the capacity, "to produce injury or illness to a...

A contractor in Salem, Mass., who maintained he was a landscape architect will be reportedly sentenced to prison for swindling customers. He posed as an established landscape architect and promised customers he would complete projects. Most of the projects were paid upfront, and never completed. The website he used contained pictures from other...