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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 …

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Kohanaiki Garden – Long-held Dream Has Become a Reality By Diana Duff

Gary Eoff had a dream of creating an Hawaiian cultural center that included an educational garden of native Hawaiian plants as well as information about Polynesian navigational tools and a gathering place for the community. Along with Angel Pilago, the Kohanaiki ‘Ohana, and the Kohanaiki community, he started working on manifesting this vision in the …

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7 New LICTs / Kona 2019 Test

Certification Corner 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 …

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2019 Report / NALP and the Future of the LICT

The NALP (National Association of Landscape Professionals) Landscape Industry Certified Technician (LICT) will be alive and well for the whole upcoming year. In January 2020, as many of you know, the LICT test will still be given and administered by LICH, but the there will not be a hands-on component to the test starting in …

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Nine Big Island Landscapers Become Certified in 2018

What a year we have had!  Hurricane Lane, volcanic eruptions, the National Association of Landscape Professionals changing their certification program termination deadline (twice!). In spite of it all, the Kona LICT Training and Testing program persevered. The LICT written tests were offered twice, once after the Hawaii Island Landscape Association Landscape Maintenance Training (LMT) classes …

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