Association News

Bert Swanson

Swanson to Speak at WNA Workshop

Dr. Bert T. Swanson, president of Swanson’s Nursery Consulting, Inc., will be the keynote speaker at the Wisconsin Nursery Association’s Winter Workshop. The event is scheduled for February 24, 2010, at the Country Springs Hotel in Waukesha, Wis. Swanson will give presentations on herbicides for nursery and landscape weed control and on determination of costs of production of nursery crops. He has a doctorate in plant physiology and has served as a professor and nursery management specialist at the University of Minnesota for 18 years and at Colorado State University for seven years.

PLANET Announces Award Recipients

The Professional Landcare Network announced the recipients of its annual 2009 Environmental Improvement Awards. This year marks the program’s 40th anniversary. Of the 134 projects entered this year, 126 were recognized with an award. The judging panel included Matt Triplett, Willamette Landscape Services, Inc., Tualatin, Ore.; Louis Kobus, Fox Run Nurseries, Inc., Alexandria, Va.; Aaron R. Williams, Williams Landscape & Design, Inc., Williamsburg, Va.; and Gerald J. Grossi, ArborLawn, Inc., Lansing, Mich. For more information about the awards program, visit .

ASLA Inducts 2010 Officers

The American Society of Landscape Architects inducted Gary D. Scott as its 65th president during the annual meeting and expo. He has been the director of parks and recreation for the city of West Des Moines, Iowa, since 1990. Scott holds a bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

The president-elect is Jonathan Mueller. Three vice presidents were elected to serve two-year terms: Liz Birkholz, communications; Stephanie V. Landregan, government affairs; and Richard S. Hawks, education. Continuing with the second year of their terms are Pamela M. Blough, finance; Brian J. Dougherty, membership; and Gary A. Brown, professional practice.