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How to Choose a Landscape Apprentice

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As NALP’s Landscape Management Apprenticeship Program™ has continued to gain traction with companies across the country signing on, there has been increased interest in how to choose the right people to participate in the program. Many companies are starting out with a small number of apprentices—often two or three—to see how it goes but are looking for the best ways to make that selection. They want to know: How do I choose the right apprentice?



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Coming to the lawn and Landscape industry from the Marines, Joe Lewis, account manager for Environmental Management Inc. (EMI), based in Plain City, Ohio, has found more crossovers than he ever imagined.

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What is killing beech trees?

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You can recognize a beech tree by its smooth, gray bark. Many kids and teenagers have carved their initials or hearts in the large smooth trunks of these trees. Beech trees are moderately hollow and provide safe homes for various wildlife, including raccoons, opossums, and squirrels. Various animals like to eat their small, triangular nuts. Beech trees are native of the eastern United States and southeastern Canada.

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Does your apartment offer these lifestyle amenities?

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If you live in Columbus or the surrounding areas you could not have missed the prolonged boom in new apartment building that has been going on for the past several years. Every part of the city from Dublin to Grandview and from the downtown area and the Short North to Grove City have seen en explosion of new apartment construction.

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How to select the best trees for City Street plantings?

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There are literally hundreds of tree species available for planting in North America. However, when it comes to streetscapes and plantings, a good arborist will tell you, there are just a dozen or so which are ideal or suitable for the purpose. In the big cities like Chicago and New York, just a few species make up most of the trees planted along the street.

Award winning Celebration Garden at Wedgewood Golf & Country Club

EMI Designs Celebration Garden at Wedgewood Golf and Country Club

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EMI designed the “Celebration Garden” for Wedgewood Golf and Country Club in Powell, Ohio. The Country Club was featured in a recent article in Wedgewood Life Magazine and was awarded a “Knot Best of Weddings” award for top wedding vendors across America! We love that budding romance is being celebrated in one of our beautiful installations!

Fall Seasonal Pot Display

Forty Days to Fall Color

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With only some 40 days left until fall officially starts, its time to start thinking about fall color! With all of the beautiful red yellows and oranges in the trees wouldn’t you like to spruce up your landscaping with some gorgeous fall flowers and pumpkins and decorative kale? Each year, our teams get about the city and create splashes of seasonal color. At apartment complexes, building entrances, clubs,shopping districts and businesses; our seasonal plantings enhance the natural beauty of existing landscapes.

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I am the Lorax. I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues – Dr. Seuss

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As summer draws to a close, this is a great time to take a look at your trees to see if any of them are showing signs of stress. Dead branches, discolored leaves or patchy spots on leaves are some of the signs that your tree may be in need of attention. Stress, left unattended in trees, can result in damage or reduced growth and decline. Eventually, the affected trees will start to look unsightly. They may lose branches, decline over a period of time and die.

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