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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

New York State Fair registration still open

State Fair logoEach year at the Great New York State Fair, NYSNLA has a booth in the John Deere Horticulture Building, giving our Association a chance to share enthusiasm for the green industry.

Be sure to join NYSNLA in Syracuse from August 27 to September 7 for your opportunity to volunteer your time and knowledge in our booth and network with your friends and statewide professionals!

Click here to reserve your volunteer time.

Environmental Beautification Award winners announced

EBA 2015 SealCongratulations to our 2015 Environmental Beautification Award winners. A full list of the winners can be viewed here. Photos of the winning projects will appear in the next issue of Nursery Lines and begin their rotation here on the home page later this month.

Winners will also be provided with the Environmental Beautification Award Seal for use in their advertising and will receive one complimentary registration for the 2015 Leadership Forum.

The awards will be presented at the Environmental Beautification Awards Dinner and Nurserymen's Foundation Auction on August 26 at the Genesee Grand Hotel in Syracuse.

Labels for Invasive Species Act-regulated plants available

The state has approved our label design for plants regulated under the new Invasive Species Regulations. All NYSNLA members may download these labels for use on such plants in their inventories.  Downloadable copies of the labels, along with a summary of the regulations and the affected species, are available on our Advocacy Page.


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.

Webinars are back!

After a brief hiatus, NYSNLA's free "Work Smarter, Not Harder" webinar series resumes on Tuesday, July 21, at 9:30 am with a presentation from our corporate partner, The Flanders Group, on "Human Resources 101 for the Green Industry."

Everyone knows that people are key to a company's success, but many business owners invest more time and effort in choosing equipment than in finding the best employees. In this webinar, you'll gain valuable information to help you improve your screening and hiring process and attract the right people. You'll also receive sample documents you can use to put your new knowledge into practice.

Topics include:

  • wQuestions you should be asking in interviews
  • wThe importance of background and reference checks
  • wExit interviews
  • wBest practices for managing seasonal employment transitions

Webinars are free to NYSNLA member businesses and come with CNLP credits. Registration is required. Click here to register for the July webinar.


But wait, there's more!

On Tuesday, August 18, at 5:30 pm, Carol Saporito of Bissett Nursery Corp. will present "Introduction to Social Media for Small Businesses."

Social media is the new "word of mouth" marketing. In this webinar, you'll learn how to join the conversation. Topics to be covered include the major social media "players," their strengths and weaknesses, social media vocabulary, reasonable goals and expectations, and important first steps.

To register for the August webinar, click here.

Materials from the first four 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.

This Month's Featured Member Business Benefit

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Payment Processing Consultants and NYSNLA have been proudly working together since 2005. PPC provides a wide array of credit card processing solutions to businesses. Not only does PPC offer competitive rates and pricing to our members, it provides easy, low-cost solutions, with a portion of its revenues benefiting NYSNLA. Request a quote

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.