The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) announced its newest Trailblazers. They will be recognized during PLANET’s Green Industry Conference, October 27–30, 2010, in Louisville, Ky.

PLANET’s Trailblazers represent an elite group of dedicated industry professionals who were nominated by their peers for making significant and long-term contributions to the green industry in the areas of lawn care, design/build/installation, interior plantscaping, and landscape management. Individuals who are selected for this lifetime honor are committed to giving something back to the green industry — each Trailblazer sets aside one day per year to provide on-site mentoring to a PLANET member. This colleague-to-colleague mentoring and networking program is a wonderful opportunity for both emerging and established companies to gain insight and advice on how to develop and grow their businesses.
PLANET congratulates the following new PLANET Trailblazers:

Mark Borst, Landscape Industry Certified Technician
Borst Landscape & Design
Allendale, New Jersey

Burt DeMarche, Landscape Industry Certified Manager
The LaurelRock Co.
Wilton, Connecticut

Ed LaFlamme
The Harvest Group
Wilton, Connecticut

Landscape Management
Bruce Allentuck
Allentuck Landscaping Co.
Clarksburg, Maryland

Richard Arlington, Landscape Industry Certified Manager
Arlington Lawncare & Landscape, Inc.
Erie, Pennsylvania

Donald DeFever
Jensen Landscape Services, Inc.
San Jose, California

Rob Diaz
Land Care, Inc.
North Las Vegas, Nevada

Kyle Webb, Landscape Industry Certified Manager
A To Z Lawn and Landscaping, Inc.
Centerville, Ohio

Lawn Care
Brad Johnson, Landscape Industry Certified Manager & Technician
Lawn America
Tulsa, Oklahoma

For more information about the Trailblazers program, contact Gail Rogers at (800) 395-2522.