WNLA Announces New Advisory Board

The Western Nursery & Landscape Association, presenter of the National Green Centre, announced the creation of an advisory board. It will consist of Dr. Michael Dirr, Plant Introductions, Inc.; Jonathan Pedersen, Bailey Nurseries; Dr. Michael Dosmann, Arnold Arboretum, Harvard University; John Stanley, John Stanley Associates; Jacob Blue, Applied Ecological Services; and Maria Zampini, Lake County New Plants LLC.

ACI Announces New Award

The American Concrete Institute announced the new ACI Concrete Sustainability Award and is seeking submissions until February 28, 2011. The first award will be presented during the ACI Fall 2012 Convention in Toronto, Ont., scheduled for October 21-25. The award was established in 2010 to recognize individuals or teams who have made contributions in highlighting concrete’s role related to sustainability. Visit for more information.

AEM Updates Safety Manual

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers has significantly updated its compact excavator safety manual and now offers a new Spanish/English version of the material. The manual was developed under the guidance of the association’s Attachment Manufacturers Council and Compact Loader/Excavator Council. Expanded from 40 to 52 pages, it includes a new section on trenching safety and additional material on safe mounting and dismounting, utility locating practices, attachment installation, quick couplers and use of newer safety design features. All safety manuals, videos and related safety and training products are available online at