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The New York State Nursery and Landscape Association is a statewide professional trade association that is dedicated to advancing the interests of New York State's nursery and landscape businesses and professionals by promoting sound business practices, expanding state and local markets, and exerting leadership in the development of sustainable communities.

Latest News

Leadership Forum registration is now open

Jeffrey ScottNYSNLA's Leadership Forum will be on Tuesday, November 17, at the Holiday Inn Saratoga Springs. Landscaper-turned-consultant Jeffrey Scott will guide attendees through the strategic planning process. Participants will create strategic plans for their businesses and receive further guidance from Jeffrey in implementing them. There will also be a follow-up webinar a month after the Forum, where participants can share their successes and frustrations and get their questions answered.

An Owners Networking Dinner with Jeffrey will be held the evening before, Monday, November 16, with participation limited to 20 attendees.

Click here for more information and registration links. The early bird registration deadline is Thursday, October 15, so register now to take advantage of a $50 discount ($25 for college students).

Interested in more Jeffrey? Check out his webinars on "The Power of a Peer Group" (November 3, register here); "Strategic Sprint: Strategic Planning for Fast Results" (December 1, register here); and "Systematic Success: 7 Systems to Streamline Your Business" (January 15, register here). These webinars all start at 12 noon and are free. They are sponsored by Landscape Management Magazine and NYSNLA Platinum Leaf supporter LS Training System.

2016 Arbor Day Poster Contest

2015 Arbor Day posterEntries are now being accepted for the 2016 Arbor Day Poster Contest. The winning photo or artwork will be featured on the official New York State Arbor Day Poster, which is distributed to 3,500 schools, at the State Fair and elsewhere, and the winner will be honored at the state's Arbor Day celebration in Albany on April 29. 

Click here to download a copy of the Call for Entries and Entry Form. Feel free to link to it from your website and post a copy in your place of business visible to the public. 

For general information about Arbor Day and a peek at past years' posters, click here.

Advocacy news

NYAFEC recently brought to our attention a series of Pesticide Management Education Program changes proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency. Details and important links on our Advocacy Page.

.NY Botanical GardenCNLP Day in the Bronx

Our second annual CNLP Day was held Thursday, September 17. Attendees earned credits toward CNLP certification by taking an insider's tour of the New York Botanical Garden. Afterward, they converged on the nearby Bronx Alehouse for food, drink and networking.

You can view a selection of photos from the day on Facebook.

Be sure to check out our Education Calendar regularly to find professional development opportunities in your region and around the state.  And, check our our Events Calendar to learn about meetings and networking opportunities.

Webinar update

Our next "Work Smarter, Not Harder" webinar, "Living Walls," will be held Thursday, November 12 at 9 am. Melissa Daniels and Anthony Caggiano of Plant Connection Inc. will share the basics about green roofs and green walls, including definitions, benefits, and design considerations and processes. Click here to register. 

We are seeking webinar presenters for the months of December, January, February and March. Please contact us if you have an idea to share.

Thanks to everyone who took part in our July webinar, "Human Resources 101 for the Green Industry," presented by our corporate partner The Flanders Group, and our October webinar, "Introduction to Social Media for Small Business," presented by Carol Saporito.

Oldies but goodies

Materials from earlier webinars are available for you to review. Be sure you're logged into this site, as some of them are in the "Members Only" area.

Recordings, handouts and other resources related to Monica Mitchell Muir's two QuickBooks webinars can be found here

The slides from Heidi Mortensen's March webinar on "Hot New Perennials for 2015" can be downloaded here

Materials related to Aristoteles Rodriguez's April webinar "Navigating the Fair Labor Standards Act in the Landscaping Industry" are here and here.

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Thank You Corporate Partner

Become a Corporate Supporter

Are you a NYSNLA member who wants to interact with our Association on an elevated level? Take advantage of NYSNLA's Corporate Sponsorship program! We truly appreciate the support of our corporate sponsors, and it is our goal to ensure we foster a valuable partnership with all of our supporters.

You can select a sponsorship package when joining or renewing your annual dues, or contact Association Headquarters at and we'll help you select a sponsorship package that works best for your business.  Corporate Sponsor package information is available at this link.