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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.

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2014 Environmental Beautification Award Winners Announced!

NYSNLA’s Environmental Beautification Awards Committee is pleased to announce our 2014 winners:

Residential ($10,000 to $25,000) 
Basics Landscaping for "Outdoor Living"
Deer Park

Residential ($25,000 to $50,000) Category
Twin Oaks Lawn & Landscape for "Nighan/McDonald Asian Garden"

Residential ($50,000 to $100,000) Category
Basics Landscaping for "All Inclusive Backyard Redesign"
Deer Park

Residential (over $100,000) Category
Dodds & Eder Inc. for "Rock Solid"
Oyster Bay

Night Lighting Category
Luminated Landscapes for "Wind Project"
East Aurora

Unique (over $6,000) Category
Hudson Valley Horticultural Services, Inc. for "Thalle Industries Mine Reclamation"

Garden Structures (over $25,000) Category
The Cutting Edge Complete Landscaping for "Engel Residence Fireplace Patio"
North Tonawanda

Commercial (under $25,000) Category
Jacrist Gardening Services Inc. for "Washburn Community Garden"

Commercial ($50,000 to $100,000) Category
Steven Dubner Landscaping, Inc. for
"Steven and Alexandra Cohen Childrens’ Medical Center of New York"
Dix Hills

Commercial (over $100,000) Category
Van Putte Garden Center and Landscape for "Routes 5 & 20 Seneca Falls Redesign"

Congratulations to all of our winners. Each of these award winners will receive their award at our Annual Dinner and Foundation Auction in October (see below for Save the Date info), and will receive one free admission to our 2014 Leadership Forum. The business is also entitled to use the beautiful NYSNLA Environmental Beautification Award Winner seal you see here in web and print advertising, and a photo of each winning project will be placed into rotation on the NSYNLA website for one year beginning in June.

As the season finds your recent projects entering full bloom and demonstrating the fruits of your labor, now is the time to begin thinking of your entries for the 2015 Environmental Beautification Awards. Get your photos of past projects and be sure to take “before” photos of the projects you’re beginning now!

SAVE THE DATE: October 28, 2014

2014 Leadership Forum,
Environmental Beautification Awards and Foundation Auction

NYSNLA will gather in Ithaca, New York on October 28 for a day of education, honors and entertainment. Our annual Leadership Forum will be held at the Institute for Labor Relations at Cornell University that day.  This year, our featured speaker is Tony Bass, who will present on “Managing Employee Expectations and Evaluations.” Tony spoke at our 2011 Education Forum and is coming back by popular demand.  That evening, we’ll gather for our annual dinner at the Holiday Inn Ithaca Downtown and honor our 2014 Environmental Beautification Award winners. A highlight of the annual dinner every year is our Foundation Auction, which raises funds to support NYSNLA and its education programs.  The Foundation Board will soon be reaching out for donations for this year’s auction. Let us know if you have an item to contribute and watch your email for more information on this great event.

George L. Good Gold Medal of Horticulture
Nominations Due from Regions by June 30
This prestigious award is presented to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to horticulture in New York State. Gold Medal Award Winners have made an outstanding and unselfish contribution to the field of horticulture in the state and are either native New Yorkers or made their contributions while residents. All facets of the field of horticulture are equally considered. Success in business and association-related activities are not primary considerations. Letters of nomination should be sent to NYSNLA at by June 30. Click here to view past winners.

2014 Hall of Fame Nominations Sought by June 30
The Hall of Fame Committee is seeking nominations for the 2014 Hall of Fame Award. Hall of Honor inductees are members in good standing who have been active in some phase of the horticultural industry for at least 10 years and made an outstanding and unselfish contribution to New York State’s green industry. If you would like to nominate a member, please click here and review the criteria, then send a letter of nomination outlining how your candidate meets the criteria to Click here to view all past winners.

2014 CNLP of the Year Nominations Also Due June 30
NYSLA recognizes one CNLP each year for extraordinary commitment to the green industries, their community and the betterment of others through the Certified Nursery & Landscape Professional program. The CNLP Committee encourages you to nominate an individual you feel qualifies for this special honor. To make a nomination, fill out the attached form and submit it to NYSNLA via fax at 518.694.4431 or scan and email it to

Hall of Fame inductees, the CNLP of the Year and the Gold Medal winner will receive their awards during in the NYSNLA Court of Honor in the John Deere Horticulture Building on Opening Day of the New York State Fair, Thursday, August 21, 2014. All winners will also be featured on the NYSNLA website and in the Fall issue of Nursery Lines.

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 packages when joining or renewing your annual dues, or contact Association Headquarters at and well help you select a sponsorshipo package that works best for your business.  Corporate Sponsor package information is available at this link.