Landscape Contractor / Design Build Maintain

SEP 2017

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Landscape Contractor / Design • Build • Maintain (LC/DBM) (ISSN 2150-9093), is published monthly by Landscape Communications, Inc. 14771 Plaza Drive, Suite A, Tustin, California, 92780 Phone: 714-979-5276; Fax: 714-434-3862. Online version (ISSN 2150-9170). Copyright 2017 by Landscape Communications, Inc. Printed in the U.S.A. All rights reserved. Contents may not be reprinted or otherwise reproduced without written permission. Periodicals postage paid at Tustin, CA and additional mailing offices. Subscription Inquiries: Send new or renewal notices or change of address (send both new and old addresses) to Landscape Contractor / Design • Build • Maintain, P.O. Box 1126, Tustin, CA 92781-1126. Subscriptions: Licensed Landscape Contractors free of charge. Others: Continental U.S., Alaska, Hawaii & Canada, 12 issues, $34 .95, 24 issues, $55.00, Mexico: 12 issues, $65.00 per year. Additional copies may be purchased by contacting LC/DBM at or 714-979-5276 ext. 115. Postmaster: Please send address changes to Landscape Contractor / Design • Build • Maintain, P.O. Box 1126, Tustin, CA 92781-1126. >> For the last 21 years the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) has honored America's fallen heroes by plan - ning and organizing, Renewal & Remembrance, the largest land- scape industry volunteer project in the United States. "The event is normally held at Arlington National Cemetery," said Lisa Schaumann-Stryker, director of communications, NALP. "This year however, at the request of ANC, teams of volunteers were made available so work could also be completed at the United States Soldiers' and Airmen's Home National Cemetery in Washing - ton, D.C." The Renewal and Remembrance committee, made up of NALP members, planned and executed the event. Over 400 volunteers participated. The July weather gave volunteers and NALP members a taste of Washington's infamous humidity. All of the liming, aer - ating, performing tree protection, landscaping and irrigation, was done on a pro bono basis. "Through their willingness to donate their time, talents, equip - ment and materials, our members make this tremendous event pos- sible year after year," said Missy Henriksen, vice president of public affairs, NALP. "As an association, we are humbled and honored to come together at Arlington National Cemetery to pay our respects to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom." LC DBM If you have a project where landscape services were donated pro bono, you can submit your Off the Clock proposal to: or call Andrew Soto at (714) 979-5276 x116. Story Ideas? Above, Left: Each year, the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) organizes and coordinates Renewal & Remembrance, the largest landscape volun- teer project in the United States. The event is aimed at paying homage to America's fallen heroes by maintaining Arlington National Cemetery (ANC). At this year's event, volunteers began their day with the opening ceremony, which included remarks by ANC Superintendent Katha- rine Kelley, an invocation, a presentation of the colors by a Navy color guard, and a number of moving speeches about the importance of service and remembrance of the men and women buried at Arlington National Cemetery. All work and materials were provided on a pro bono basis. Above, Right: The work this year included the installa- tion of pavers for a new ADA-accessible plaza area near the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. This was in addition to applying limestone and phosphorous to turf, aerating turf grass to strengthen its underground root systems, inspecting and installing irrigation systems, and installing supportive cabling systems to protect trees from lightning and storm damage. Landscape Industry Honors the Fallen By Andrew Soto, LC/DBM 70 LC DBM NALP Returns to D.C. for Annual Day of Service PHOTO: TECHO-BLOC PHOTO: NALP OFF THE CLOCK

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