Landscape Contractor / Design Build Maintain

JUL 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. >> Over the past six years, River- view Tree and Landscaping has been the principle landscape contractor for the HBA Restoring Hope Foundation, a West Lawn, Pa., based nonprofit or - ganization helping renovate the homes of families in need. The contractor is one of the foundation's greatest pro bono resources. "The Foundation was started after the television show Extreme Make - over: Home Edition remodeled a Berks County home, said Diane Salks, Riv - erview president and Restoring Hope Foundation chair. "Many of the con - tractors who helped with the show re- ally enjoyed giving back to their com- munity and decided that they would like to continue to work on home makeovers on a smaller scale." The volunteer landscape crew led by a professional landscaper completed the work in three days. Due to time constraints, the installation had to be done while work on the rest of the house was underway. The landscape work needed to com - pete with all of the other projects in- cluding the installation of an AC con- denser unit and mini splits, windows, roof, and porch. The landscape team had to navigate around the other trades at work to remove old plantings, vines from a large existing Arborvitae and dead wood from established trees, and install edging, planting soil, shrubs, trees, perennials, rocks and mulch. The contractor, foundation and com - munity volunteers provided all materi- als and labor for this project. 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: During the span of three days in 2016, the HBA Restoring Hope Foundation and Riverview Tree and Landscaping, Inc., removed and replaced the entire landscape for a home in Shillington, Pa. The home was chosen to be the foundation's 2016 build recipient. All materials and labor were provided on a pro bono basis. Since 2011, Riverview has donated its time, plants and labor to build and renovate the landscapes of families in need. Above, Right: A twelve-person volunteer landscape crew, led by a professional landscaper provided by the contractor, performed all of the landscaping on this project. Working in concert with the foundation and volunteers, the crew removed old plantings, installed edging, and removed decaying wood from existing trees. Restoring Hope For Others By Andrew Soto, LC/DBM PHOTO CREDIT: DON CARRICK STUDIO 54 LC DBM OFF THE CLOCK

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