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AUG 2018

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August 2018 29 I n f o r m a t i o n R e q u e s t # 4 1 1 Fire-Prevention Landscaping Tips Florida Tree Event The ALCC have collected information to guide homeowners and landscapers in protect - ing landscapes from the spread of wildfires. They advise: • Spacing plants a safe distance from each other to prevent fire from "jumping" from plant to plant • Removing flammable debris such as dead trees • Planting plants that retain moisture like laven - der and geranium • Creating "defensible spaces" with pavers, bricks or concrete These tips can help to protect properties in dry areas from wildfire. https: // The Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association is hosting Trees on the GO, a one-day educa - tion program focused on tree produc- tion, handling and installation with an emphasis on palm trees. Trees on the GO is a mix of classroom instruction and discussion and hands-on experi - ence designed to provide real world strategies for land- scape professionals looking to invest in tree maintenance. The event will take place on November 29, 2018. New Award Celebrates Sustainability Ewing Irrigation & Landscape Supply with Audubon International is currently accepting Water & Sus - tainability Innovation Award nominees. Landscape companies, organizations and municipalities will be considered for this new award. The purpose of the award is to recognize and celebrate projects that focus on sustainability in a time when the preservation of water is critical in the landscape industry. Eligible projects must have begun within the past three years and been operational for at least one year. Entries will be accepted online until October 2018. Charity Teen Lawn Care Program Robbed On July 18, Lawn Academy, a program that inspires teens in Detroit to provide free lawn care and snow removal to seniors and disabled residents, was robbed. Security cameras recorded the thieves cutting locks and stealing equipment. The perpetrators are still at large. All of Lawn Academy's supplies were stolen, totaling $4,000. While this is a great loss, the organization that runs solely on donations has continued to service the residents of Detroit since the crime occurred. Lawn Academy is a nonprofit that you can help too.

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