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Snow pirates on the prowl Email
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Written by Cherie Courtade   
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 05:00 AM


Snow pirateIn the busy snow season two years ago, many companies lost their snow shoveling crews right off job sites. They were lured away by snow pirates who offered a lot more pay and cash in their pockets when the job was done.

Most company owners responding to an ALCC poll this year said pirates were not such a problem last winter due to lack of snow. Two seasons ago was a different story. Several owners shared details of how they were raided. Wrote one, “In previous years, we have had entire snow crews evaporate.” Another said, “We all talk about the shortage of landscape workers, however, the shortage of temporary hand shovelers in the Denver area is twice as bad.”

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Local data you can use: Trees, health care and work loss Email
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Written by Cherie Courtade   
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 04:00 AM


Trees on a streetA September report by The Nature Conservancy (TNC), in collaboration with Analysis Group and Trust for Public Land, makes the case for including trees as part of a city’s public health plan. The report, titled “Funding Trees for Health,” demonstrates that there is a connection between urban trees and public health. By connecting the two financially and investing in the urban canopy, cities may create a cost saving in health care and work loss.

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5 ways to beat stress at work Email
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Written by Cherie Courtade   
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 03:00 AM


Stressed out workerThe landscape industry in Colorado is in demand, and for many, there is more work available than a business can handle. This can lead to increased stress at work, which in turn can lead to illness and lost work time.  

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Safety Achievement Awards recognize ALCC member companies Email
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Written by Cherie Courtade   
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 02:00 AM


Safety AwardsThe National Association of Landscape Professionals has announced the recipients of its 2017 Safety Recognition Awards. The awards are open to the entire industry and recognize businesses that have an ongoing commitment to safety. Awards were based on the performance period from January 1, 2016, through December 31, 2016.

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Landscape architect & urban planner receive "genius grant" award Email
Colorado Green NOW
Written by Cherie Courtade   
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 01:00 AM


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Two of the 24 winners of the 2017 MacArthur Foundation fellowship program are involved in the green industry. It’s an exciting recognition of the valuable contributions by designers of the built environment. It also acknowledges the growing importance of the role that urban habitats play in public health and social interactions.

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