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Compliance can be tricky with tree and shrub work Email
Colorado Green NOW
Written by Cherie Courtade   
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 05:00 AM


Tree workWhen do you need a tree service license for your landscape company? The answer may differ from town to town. Throughout Colorado, each municipality has its own rules about licensing for those who prune trees and shrubs. It's important to check with each municipality in which you do business to be sure that you are in compliance.

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Making sense of backflow prevention rules Email
Colorado Green NOW
Written by ALCC   
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 04:00 AM

Backflow preventerThe issue of installation, repair, and maintenance of backflow preventers can be a challenge for Colorado landscape companies. Unfortunately, there is no law or regulation which states explicitly that a landscape irrigation technician may perform these duties. Statutes are, at times, vague regarding whether a licensed plumber is required to complete the work.

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Learn to "mow down pollution" with alternative fuels Email
Colorado Green NOW
Written by ALCC   
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 03:00 AM


3LG eventLandscape companies in Colorado are invited to an October 17 event hosted by the Regional Air Quality Council. “
3LG: Local Government, Lawn & Garden, Low Emission Grant Field Day” will educate landscape professionals on how to reduce emissions by replacing gasoline-powered lawn and garden equipment.

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Need to improve your company's reputation? Answer your messages. Email
Colorado Green NOW
Written by Cherie Courtade   
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 02:00 AM


MessagesWhen the phones are ringing with consumers who want services, and you’re so busy you can’t take on another new client, how do you protect your company’s reputation? If you can’t take all of those calls, it’s a good idea to state in your outgoing greeting and on your web site that you are not currently accepting new jobs.

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A reminder to use your leaf blowers responsibly and safely Email
Colorado Green NOW
Written by NALP   
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 01:00 AM


Leaf blowerA recent article by investigative news nonprofit 
FairWarning has gained placement in dozens of news outlets across the US. The trending article discusses the health effects of gas-powered leaf blowers and offers anecdotes about laborers who suggest that their health issues are the direct result of the machines. It also presents some of the findings of a test commissioned by FairWarning to measure industrial hygiene at sites in Southern California over a period of three days.

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