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Professional Landcare Network Member, Young's Landscape Management Participated in Legislative Day on the Hill in Washington, D.C. and Volunteer Day at Arlington National Cemetery

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August 20, 2013 - Moorestown/Lumberton, NJ - Young's Landscape Management (Young's), a South Jersey based, full service landscaping company and member of the national trade association Professional Landcare Network (PLANET), participated in PLANET's Legislative Day on the Hill and its Renewal & Remembrance at Arlington National Cemetery.

On July 23, 2013, hundreds of PLANET members converged on Capitol Hill to meet with their local officials and discuss a wide array of issues impacting the landscape industry, including H-2B, over-regulation, and Lyme disease related legislation. This followed a day in which many of these same professionals from across the nation brought their crews to Arlington National Cemetery to spend the day mulching, upgrading sprinklers, cabling and installing lightening protection for trees, pruning, liming 150 acres, planting, and aerating the soil. "This event allows PLANET members to meet with their elected officials and discuss issues that are important to their businesses and the lawn and landscape industry as a whole," said PLANET President Glenn Jacobsen, Landscape Industry Certified, about the annual Capitol Hill event.

As for the volunteer efforts at Arlington National Cemetery, "Our members look forward to this opportunity each year to give back to the men and women who gave their lives for their country," said Bruce Allentuck, Landscape Industry Certified, PLANET member and chairman of the event. "We consider it a privilege to be able to lend our time and talents to such a worthwhile project." Many PLANET members have special connections at the cemetery either through relatives and friends who are buried there or through their own military service.

PLANET partnered with several industry-related organizations and the event's Platinum sponsors, Caterpillar, Inc. and New Holland Construction. For more about PLANET, visit www.landcarenetwork.org/renewal/press or call the PLANET office at 800-395-2522 or contact Young's by calling 609-654-5441 or online at www.youngslandscape.com.

PLANET is the national trade association representing more than 100,000 landscape industry professionals, who create and maintain healthy, green living spaces for communities across America. PLANET members are committed to the highest standards in industry education, best practices and business professionalism. Many of PLANET's professionals have attained the status of becoming Landscape Industry Certified, achieving the greatest level of industry expertise and knowledge. Visit PLANET at www.landcarenetwork.org.

Young's Landscape Management has been on the cutting edge of the landscaping industry for more than 20 years, serving the Delaware Valley to the Jersey Shore. From landscape to hardscape design and installation, lighting accents, water features, lawn care maintenance and synthetic putting greens and lawn surfaces, Young's offers a comprehensive selection of lawn beautification products and services to create a relaxing, comfortable atmosphere for a client's home. More information is available at youngslandscape.com or by calling 609-654-5441.

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