Landscape Contractor / Design Build Maintain

MAR 2018

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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 2018 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. >> After nearly two years of hard work, assisted by several landscaping companies, friends and community members, an Eagle Scout's public service project to renovate a his - toric bridge in the city of Pelham, New York, and turn it into a public walking trail, is nearly complete. Mike Ruggiero started the project in the be - ginning of 2016. One of the initial companies that assisted him was Superior Excavation, which graded the land and made it possible to have a trail in the area. Anjoe Tree Service, owned by Ruggiero's uncle, Joseph LiPuma, milled two white pine trees and made them into benches, then trans - ported them to Pelham from Albany, New York. "I wanted to aid my nephew in his quest to achieve Eagle Scout status," said LiPuma. Almstead Tree Company, the primary tree care company for the village of Pelham, in - spected the area and removed any dangerous trees. They donated the mulch, wood chips, and logs that line the trail. Dan Dalton, an arborist from Almstead, stat - ed, "It's a nice project for a space that wasn't being used at all. It's really cool to see the com - munity come together and develop something like that." Timan Landscaping provided a dump truck for the removal of debris and a plethora of tools for Ruggiero to utilize. "They provided us with the tools we needed to make the trail, and this was an amazing help," said Ruggiero. In 2018, the city of Pelham will see a new picturesque walking trail that crosses a historic landmark. All thanks to the generosity of an Eagle Scout, a small community, and several landscape professionals. "It feels good to know that I'm engaging the community and doing something that people are supporting," concludes Ruggiero. 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 Mike Dahl at (714) 979-5276 x124. Story Ideas? Above Mike Ruggiero, sixth from the left with hands on his knees, is the Eagle Scout from Pelham, New York, whose public service project was to make a public walking trail on almost 2 acres of land that was previously unused. Timan Landscaping Company supplied a dump truck and tools, like shovels and pitchforks, for him to use. Above, Right Almstead Tree & Shrub Care Company donated the wood chips, mulch and logs that line the trail. Arborists from this company also removed dead or dangerous trees to ensure that the trail would be safe for public use. Eagle Scout Builds Community Walking Trail By Greg Frank, LC/DBM 86 LC DBM OFF THE CLOCK

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