TCIA and PLANET Pursue Partnership Opportunities

The Tree Care Industry Association and the Professional Landcare Network announced that the organizations have decided to defer continued discussions on unification at this time. They will continue to pursue partnership opportunities and explore ways to work together to further the interests of both memberships and the green industry as a whole.

WLCA Chapter Renovates Ball Fields

With coordination by Dave Nelson, Crop Production Services, DeForest, Wis., members of the Southeast Chapter of the Wisconsin Landscape Contractors Association renovated a total of 18 ball fields. Among the members who contributed time, labor and materials were Tina Michelau and Andrea Scott of Skyline Landscape Design, Steve Greil and Roberto Valdez of Wind Lake Turf Farm, Jim Biermann and The Bruce Co.

SIMA to Hold 13th Annual Symposium

The Snow & Ice Management Association will hold its 13th annual Snow & Ice Symposium at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, R.I., from June 23-26. The symposium will feature a two-day trade show with the latest equipment and services from over 80 exhibitors; keynote address by Bob Coulter of JP Horizons; over 20 educational sessions covering sales and marketing, operations, management and leadership, and administration; a new Risk Management Track with sessions on insurance, contracts and legal, and data collection; Snack & Chat roundtable discussions; networking receptions; Certified Snow Professional exam; and an awards banquet. For more information, visit www.sima.org, e-mail Jennifer@sima.org or call 414-375-1940.