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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 is 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!

Register early to reserve your preferred 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 in June.

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.

Nominations still being accepted

Nominations for the George L. Good Gold Medal of Horticulture and the NYSNLA Hall of Fame are open through April 30.

NYSNLA accepts nominations for these honors from each region and from the general membership.

Nominations should be submitted in narrative format and include the candidate’s work history and a statement of why he or she is deserving of the honor. They may be mailed to NYSNLA, 136 Everett Road, Albany NY 12205, or emailed to Click here for Gold Medal criteria and here for Hall of Fame criteria.

These awards will be presented on opening day of the New York State Fair, August 27, at tne NYSNLA Court of Honor, located in the John Deere Horticulture Building.


Labels for Invasive Species Act-regulated plants now available

Great news! The state has approved our label design for plants regulated under the new Invasive Species Regulations. Starting now, 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.

More webinars on the way

"Thanks to all of you who have been participating in our "Work Smarter, Not Harder" webinar series. Our first four webinars were very well-received, and there are more to come.

Since this your busiest time of the year, we'll be waiting until late July to resume the webinars. Topics you can look forward to are safety, social media and contract management. Watch your inbox for details.

In the meantime, 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.