FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Lisa Schaumann
Contact: Heather Finney
PLANET LAUNCHES NEWEST PUBLICATION FOR INTERIOR PLANTSCAPERS
HERNDON, Va., August 17 , 2012 — The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) is pleased to announce the release of its newest publication — The Interior Plantscape Reference & Study Manual. This publication, produced in partnership with Landscape Ontario, is both a comprehensive training tool for the interior plantscaper and the recommended source of information to prepare for the Landscape Industry Certified Interior Technician (formerly known as the CLT-I) exam.
“The Interiorscape Industry Coalition (IIC) made it their strategic goal to advance industry professionalism by developing a relevant certification program,” said Chris Raimondi, Landscape Industry Certified Manager, chair of PLANET’s Interior Specialty Group. “PLANET and Landscape Ontario made great strides toward accomplishing this goal by publishing this very professional and comprehensive guide. This is a true testament of the interior landscape industry’s commitment to progress and future success. “
Topics covered include plant basics and nutrition; soil quality; diagnosis and control of interior plant problems; green wall basics; and pest, plant, and people management, to name a few. The author Fred Prescod, a horticultural educator, shares his more than 28 years of experience in the interior plantscape industry through the manual’s 136 pages, which includes an extensive profile section of many of the foliage plants used to enhance interior spaces. Prescod provides clear, concise information and instructions needed for successful interior plantscaping.
“I just received my copy of the new study guide and to say that I am thrilled with the result is an understatement,” said Stephen Schell, chair of Interior Landscape Group, Landscape Ontario. ”This new guide is a great example of the way that Landscape Ontario and PLANET both benefit from working together. What neither association could have done separately has been rapidly completed in a partnership, producing a world-class guide that will help every company that uses it as an invaluable training tool.”
The Interior Plantscaping Reference & Study Manual is strategically bundled with the Guide to Interior Landscape Specifications, 5th Ed. to provide installation standards and business concepts, making this a complete package for interiorscape professionals.
For more information about this new PLANET publication or to purchase it, visit PLANET’s bookstore or contact the PLANET office at 800-395-2522.
The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) is an association representing more than 100,000 lawn and landscape professionals in the United States and Canada. PLANET member firms provide a wide range of landscape, lawn care, tree care, irrigation and water management, and interior plantscape services, including consultation, design, installation, and maintenance. PLANET members are dedicated to improving the environment through public service projects and responsible stewardship. PLANET promotes professionalism in the industry by providing continuing education, legislative advocacy, and administering the professional certification known as Landscape Industry Certified.
For more information about PLANET, visit LandcareNetwork.org.