On A Wing And A Prairie

Many areas of the prairie are composed of native grasses from existing seed banks that have long been dormant. 
Photo Courtesy Of Fayetteville Parks and Recreation

The Fayetteville-Springdale area around Lake Fayetteville Park in Arkansas is surrounded by tall grass prairie and oak savanna, first encountered by early travelers and settlers more than 2 centuries ago. The historic Butterfield Trail—a 2,800-mile mail route connecting St. Louis to San Francisco—runs through the park. Waterman Ormsby, a correspondent for the New York Herald, wrote about his experience on the trail in 1858: “Even among these hills you do not lose site of the prairie nature of the West; … Continue reading

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A Natural Fit

Made of acetylated wood, the boardwalk delivers the unique look, feel, and sound wood, and reduces concerns for rot, decay, movement, and extensive maintenance. 
Photos Courtesy Of: Perennial Wood

In the densely populated Boston suburb of Somerville, Mass., open space is at a premium. Residents gravitate to natural areas, even if those spaces are undeveloped city lots on side streets, blocks from the city’s busy thoroughfares.  The city seized the opportunity to make more of one empty property, creating the Quincy Street Open Space, dedicated a little over a year ago. Neighboring residents saw it as their own private garden and gathering area, so the city developed the space … Continue reading

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7 Secrets of Successful Succession Planning

7 Secrets of Successful Succession Planning
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When the time arrives to lay the foundation for the future of your business or company, developing and implementing a succession plan is the natural next step. Creating the necessary internal structure and supports to guide current employees toward filling key leadership positions within your company is no small task, and there’s far more to succession planning than just finding the right replacement for someone who’s retiring or leaving. Still, before you dive into the steps and strategies of creating … Continue reading

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Floura Staff Receive LEED Certification

Four Floura Teeter Landscape Architects (FTLA) team members recently received their LEED Green Associate certification from the US Green Building Council (USGBC). Jeremy Frederick, Nicole Reedy, Alex Michael Smith and Zachary Baier all passed the two-hour test, which is comprised of 100 randomly generated questions, to earn their certifications.  According to the USGBC website, credential holders “have a deep understanding of the most current green building principles and practices, and show a clear commitment to professional growth in the field.”  … Continue reading

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First Tee Course Opens In Kentucky

Charlotte, N.C. – Jacobsen, a Textron (NYSE: TXT) Company, recently helped open a First Tee youth golf course in Louisville, Kentucky. Local officials, including Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer were on hand earlier this month to celebrate the opening of the nine-hole course, which is expected to serve hundreds of youths in the Louisville area. The First Tee of Louisville also operates programs at three other Louisville Metro Parks golf courses. Working with local Jacobsen dealer Wolf Creek Company, Jacobsen donated a … Continue reading

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