About the author  ⁄ Garrett Webb

We are fortunate to have two new hires, James Keach was another recent hire into the ornamental extension ohana. Russell Galanti, Extension Agent, Oahu, asked James to sit down with him to discuss his interests, duties, and thoughts on the industry. Hana hou! Q: Hi James thanks for interviewing, lets start at the start! What is your area of responsibility? How long have you been in this position? A: I officially started at the beginning of last October, but I was back-and-forth to Hilo a lot to finish up projects there. I really got going on Kauaʽi around November. I started running the local Master Gardener training course around the beginning of the year and now that that’s wrapped-up I’m excited to have more time to get out to other stakeholders. My job description includes ‘ornamental, floriculture, nursery, turf, and landscape’ as well as coordinating the local Master Gardener chapter, so it’s pretty broad. I’ve worked or interacted a little with most of these sectors at some point in my... ...

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Here is the latest issue of Hawaii Landscape Magazine ready for download to read on your iPad, Lap Top or Computer. Hawaii Landscape is mailed to 5,000 addresses every two months. If you are not receiving the magazine by post, send us an email. It is a free publication. If you want to submit an article go to story submittal. ...

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Here is the latest Issue of Hawaii Landscape Magazine ready for download to read on your iPad, Lap Top, or Computer. Hawaii Landscape Magazine has a readership of over 20,000 and is mailed to 5,000 addresses every two months. If you are not receiving the magazine by post, send us an email. It is a free publication. If you want to submit an article go to story submittal. Read the July August 2020 Issue ...

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Download high resolution print ready Native plant poster files (see below). Posters created by LICH are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution. YOU ARE FREE TO: Share – You may copy, distribute and transmit our posters as you wish. Adapt – You may change and build upon our poster. Commercial – You may make commercial use of our posters.. UNDER THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS: Attribution – You must retain the  LICH and HDOA logo and website address at same location , size and color unless given written permission. Contact – notify LICH of your usage, print quantity and target market via email at chris.dacus@gmail.com. Download the ‘O’hia Poster Download the Hibiscus Poster ...

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If you are looking for a Landscape Company that employs, of is owned by, a National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) Landscape Industry Certified Technician or Manager, here is a List of Companies, their address and the Certifications their employees hold; Irrigation, Turf Maintenance, Ornamental Maintenance and /or Softscape Installation. Download the 2020 List here. ...

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Here is the latest Issue of Hawaii Landscape Magazine ready for download and to read on your iPad, Lap Top, or Computer. Hawaii Landscape Magazine has a readership of over 20,000 and is mailed to 5,000 addresses every two months. If you are not getting the magazine by post, send us an email. It is a free publication. If you want to submit an article go to Story Submittal Read the May/June SPECIAL ‘ŌHI‘A ISSUE ...

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The world has become a scary and challenging place lately. Deemed “Essential” by the Dept. of Homeland Security, as well as most City and State governments, landscape and tree services are still running full-speed in most communities. With that, the support services for us also have to keep our supply chains stocked and readily available. But how are Hawaii businesses adjusting to keep their employees and clients as safe as possible? Here are some examples to look at. PERFORMANCE LANDSCAPES Landscape Maintenance Service   During the course of normal maintenance work, the staff is usually far from public. When loading, unloading, or traveling to jobsites, the crews do have to come in closer contact. Daily morning huddle requires face masks and no contact with each other Washable fabric masks are mandatory at those times.  New disinfecting procedures for vehicles, tools, fuel lockers and any high-touch surface are done daily or more. Simplot Hawaii Landscape and Agricultural Supplies  Demand is as busy as ever. Stay-at Home orders have encouraged homeowners to... ...

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NALP Landscape Industry Guidance for Business Operations During COVID-19 The landscape industry, including lawn care, landscape maintenance, design/build, tree care, and irrigation and water management, takes employee and client safety and health very seriously, employing regular safety training and enforcing strong safety standards on the job, following Federal guidelines. Landscape Industry firms use regularly scheduled employee training and adherence to Federal, state, and local safety and health standards to mitigate hazardous exposures at landscape work sites. Landscape professionals maintain and protect the living environments around hospitals, government facilities, housing areas, parks, schools, and more, protecting public safety by: performing regular maintenance to mow, prune, control weeds, and inspect for safety and security issues; performing essential treatments to reduce the spread of dangerous and deadly diseases transmitted by pests like mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas; removing fallen trees and mitigating overhead hazards from wind effects; providing maintenance and plant removal to assist in fire abatement; managing invasive species; and keeping public and private pathways free from obstruction and potential The nature of... ...

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