Seven New LICTs / Kona Test


The Kona Landscape Industry Certification Technician Test was held on June 13th (written) and June 15th (hands-on). This year marks the very last hands-on test to be given on the Big Island.  Seven landscapers achieved their certification in Kona.

Michael J. DiMarco, LICT         Hawaii Lawn & Landscape                  Ornamental Maintenance

Cary Freeman, LICT                    Hi Landscaping                                          Ornamental Maintenance

Tamara Hynd, LICT                    Tamara’s Fine Gardening                      Ornamental Maintenance

Josiah Olival, LICT                      Hawaii Lawn & Landscape                     Softscape Installation

David Stubbs, LICT                     Stevenson and Associates                       Softscape Installation

Dustin Taka, LICT                        Lono’s Landscaping LLC                         Ornamental Maintenance

Joel Woodcock, LICT                 Aikane Nursery                                           Softscape Installation


The Landscape Certification Committee of LICH (Landscape Industry Council of Hawaii), who administered the certification test for NALP (National Association of Landscape Professionals), understands how hard all candidates of the LICT Program worked and knows the commitment of energy, study time and financial resources that it took to become certified.

The Certification of these landscapers could not have been possible without the generous support of the Judges, who give of their time and efforts on test day to make it all happen, and the sponsors and vendors who donate materials and supplies.

The Kona Judges this year:
Pacific Minthorne, LICT (Plant ID)
Wynton Wizinowich, LICT (Basic and Advanced Controller)
Danny Aegler, LICT (Chain Saw)
Micah Barker, LICT (Power Blower)
Justin Smith, LICT (Lateral Repair and Head Adjustment)
Caz DiMarco (Tree Planting)
Christian Renz, LIC-M (Pruning)
Adam Broderson, LICT (Rototiller)
Lynnette Tohara (Irrigation)
Fred Boeck (Sod Installation)
Christopher McCullough (Plant Layout)
Garrett Webb, LIC-M (Scorekeeper)

Mahalo to our Sponsors:
Ty McDonald and Nick Yamauchi / UH Kona Research & Extension Center
Diamond Sprinklers and Farm Supply
Soil Plus
Farm and Garden
Kona Irrigation Supply
Hualalai Resort
Kona Service Rentals


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