2017 Certification off to a Great Start

LICT tests got under way with the Ornamental Maintenance Test on Kauai, April 27th and 29th. Kona is up next, testing in Ornamental Maintenance, Irrigation and Softscape Installation on June 15th and 17th. Registration is closed for the Kona test. Classes on Oahu start this Thursday, June 7th and the Oahu test will be held on August 10th and 12th. Information about classes and tests for the 2017 season can be found on the Certifications/Training Page, and test information Registration Forms can be found by clicking here! ...

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Certification 2017 Season Off To A Great Start

https://www.hawaiiscape.co The Landscape Industry Certified Technician Program got off to a great start; first test of the year was held April 27th and 29th on Kauai. 15 candidates tested for Ornamental Maintenence Certification. Next up will be the LICT Test in Kona; 16 Ornamental Maintenance, 6 Irrigation, and 2 Softscape Intallation Candidates will test on June 15 and 17th. Classes start on Oahu June 7th will the test scheduled for August 10th and 12th. ...

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LICT Test Calendar, 2015

For Registration Forms for Kona, Maui or Oahu, go to www.hawaiiscape.com Certifications Page If you want to add Softscapoe Installation to your list of certifications, this year is your chance to make that happen. Questions? Call Garrett Webb, LICT State Administrator at 808 960-3650 Kona Ornamental Maintenance and Softscape Installation Written Tests: June 18th / Field Test: June 20th Maui Ornamental Maintenance TBA Oahu Ornamental and Turf Maintenance and Irrigation Written Test: August 13th / Field Test: August: 15th ...

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Hawaii DOT is Raising the Bar on Worker Qualifications

Roadside Maintenance Contracts Require CLTs and Arborists CLT Certification is now required for all Hawaii DOT roadside landscape maintenance contracts. All private contractors must show proof of certified employees before signing new roadside mowing & irrigation maintenance contracts. At least one supervisor must be certified in good standing as a CLT/Maintenance and one with the CLT/Irrigation and must be on the work site at all times during operation. Both of these certifications may be held by the same person serving in the respective positions. All tree work above 10 feet also requires certified workers. This requirement calls for an ISA  Certified Arborist with at least six years of experience to supervise and be on site at all times during tree work above 10 feet. All work in the tree must be done by Certified Tree Workers with at least three years experience with local tree species. CLT Training and Certification Starts Soon The 2011 CLT season begins with the Kauai training classes in May and June. All those interested should... ...

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Research Supports Keeping It Local!

USING NATIVE HAWAIIAN PLANTS IN LANDSCAPING WILL PROMOTE AWARENESS AND CREATE NEW DEPOSITS OF NATIVE FLORA Plant local!  We know there’s debate about how strongly native Hawaiian species like `ohi`a lehua should be emphasized in local landscaping projects.  Often plants are chosen based on availability, popularity, ease of growth and economics.  Here’s another consideration that hits closer to home.  Hawaii’s native plants face a multitude of threats in their natural environments (fueling our infamous title of “endangered species capitol of the world”).  Use of native species in landscaping efforts will not only showcase and promote an awareness of the unique beauty of Hawaiian flora, but done wisely can also create “repositories” of genetic stock.  However, given the findings of our research and related studies on the evolution and biogeography of Hawaii’s flora, we strongly urge the landscape industry to keep native species as local to their source as possible and leave genetic introductions to conservation managers. Hawai`i is an unprecedented natural laboratory for experiments in local adaptation and speciation (the... ...

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