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811 bill passed by Colorado legislature Email
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Written by Cherie Courtade   
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 05:00 AM


ash tree leavesDuring the 2018 Colorado state legislative session, leaders passed bill SB18-67 Enforce Requirements 811 Locate Underground Facilities. 
The bill "creates the underground damage prevention safety commission (commission) as an independent agency within the department of labor and employment.

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Could landscape design block the stars? Email
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Written by Bryan Cashion and Sara Ungrodt   
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 04:00 AM


night skyCan’t see the Milky Way? You have lots of company—says a 2016 study published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The cause is light pollution
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Best Yard gives Parker landscape companies a home Email
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Written by Becky Garber   
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 03:00 AM

bestyard.comLandscape companies in Parker have had limited to no options for yard space—or at least until Best Yard opened their 7+ acre site to other firms needing a base of operations. It is the only property in Douglas County zoned for use by multiple landscape firms.

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Getting ahead of water restrictions Email
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Written by Cherie Courtade   
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 02:00 AM

 

drought landAs Colorado heats up, consumers are thinking about their outdoor spaces. As your landscape company fields calls from customers, it’s a perfect time to get ahead of the game and promote water conservation. It’s important to talk about the importance of using water responsibly—before regulations are proposed to cut it off completely.

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17,000 Front Range trees already prepped for Emerald Ash Borer Email
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Written by Colorado EAB Response Team   
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 01:00 AM


ash tree leavesA score of cities and towns along the Front Range have already treated or removed more than 17,000 public trees in preparation for – or response to – the arrival of emerald ash borer (EAB), a highly destructive tree pest. These same municipalities also have already planted more than 17,000 ash replacement trees as part of their EAB management plans, and along with Boulder County have collectively spent more than $9 million on the management of a tree pest that in Colorado has thus far only been detected within Boulder County.

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