Today (Tuesday, March 24, 2020) NYSNLA received word from the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets that the horticulture industry is to be considered essential and exempt from the governor's COVID-19 shutdown order. This applies to nurseries, greenhouses, garden centers, landscapers and arborists.

You can read Commissioner Ball's official statement here. It is also being posted to NYSNLA's Facebook page and emailed to members.

If you have any questions, please contact the NYSNLA office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Since we are working remotely, email is the best way to reach us.