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2009 Achievement Awards - Installation Sweepstakes Winner


2009 North Coast Chapter Calendar of Events July 11 ……………...Heavy Equipment Training @ Buckeye Ranch in Petaluma August 13th …………..Designing California Native Gardens with ASLA @ Buckeye Ranch August 23rd & 30th …..CLT Training @ Buckeye Ranch (Maintenance & Irrigation) th

September 13th ………....CLT Training @ Buckeye Ranch (Installation) September 19th ….…..Casino Night & LEAF Fundraiser (location TBA) October 4th ……………...CLT Test @ Buckeye Ranch in Petaluma November……………….New Member & Student Dinner @ Cattlemens (Date to be announced) December 5th ……….....Holiday Party - Rooster Run Golf Club -Petaluma


JULY 2009

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JULY 2009

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In this Issue:

Autumn Skies Landscapes

Elder Creek Landscapes



O’Connell Landscape

North Coast Chapter of the California Landscape Contractors Association

NORTH COAST CHAPTER BOARD OF DIRECTORS Chairman of the Board – Past President Jan Gross Heritage Landscape (415) 458-8151 jan@herlandscapes.com President Brigid Flagerman Bertotti Landscaping (415) 897-4097 b.flagerman@verizon.net

CLCA 2009 State Officers

President-Elect/Secretary Charlie Thompson Cagwin & Dorward (415) 892-7710 Charlie.Thompson@cagwin.com

Heath Bedal JPH Group LLC Phone: (916) 457-5925 heath@jphonline.com

Treasurer Jason North Integrated Design Studio (415) 381-9500 jason@integrated-ds.com


Associate Member Chair Russ Clarke Park Ave Turf (707) 217-9669 rmclarke07@yahoo.com Resource Chair David Anderson Monarch Gardens (415) 491-1425 dave@monarchgardens.com CLT State Committee Liaison Dave Iribarne City of Petaluma (707) 778-4591 diribarne@ci.petaluma.ca.us Programs Chair David Gross Heritage Landscapes CLT Training Chair Luis Lua Integrated Design Studio lelua99@yahoo.com

Chapter General Board Members Gary Ronconi Sonoma Landscapes (707) 938-0621grsonomalandscapes@aol.com Henry Buder Henry Buder Landscape Restoration (415) 686-9228 hbuderlandscape@att.net Jose Moreno Gardeners’ Guild jmoreno@gardenersguild.com

Lesther Saquelares Gardeners’ Guild La.saquelares@yahoo.com

Tyler Doherty Cal West Rentals (707) 763-5665 tyler@calwestrentals.com Owen Mitchell Mitchell Landscapes (415) 717-6214 mitchland@sbcglobal.net Dave Phelps, CLT, ASLA Gardens & Gables (415) 499-0331 dave@gardensandgables.com Chris Zaim Akita Landscape (707) 486-2548 akita@aceweb.com


William Schnetz, CLP Schnetz Landscape, Inc Phone: (760) 591-3453 bill@schnetzlandscape.com

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT Peter Dufau, CLT Dufau Landscape Inc. Phone: (805) 985-2421 dufauland@aol.com

SECRETARY/TREASURER Eric Watanabe Majestic Pools & Landscape Phone: (818) 831-1390 ewooc@aol.com DIRECTOR OF CHAPTER SERVICES Andrew Simpson Quillen Enterprises (916) 721-1635 quillent@aol.com

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Sharon McGuire Phone: (800) 448-2522, ext. 13 FAX: (916) 446-7692 sharonmcguire@clca.org

North Coast CLCA Executive Director Journal Editor Connie Salinas P.O. Box 1621 Sebastopol, CA 95473 Phone 707-829-5487 Fax 707-829-5487 heyconniesalinas@hotmail.com

The 2009 Achievement Awards It was another great year for the North Coast with 57 entries in the 22 various categories. There is no shortage of talent and professionalism in this chapter and the gardens in the 2009 competition totally exemplified that!! The Awards committee consisting of Brigid Flagerman, Connie Salinas, Russ Clarke, Chuck Ludlow and Lisa Stratton did an outstanding job!!! Dave Iribarne, of the City of Petaluma and Past President of our chapter, was fabulous and dashing as our Master of Ceremonies for the evening!!!! Brigid’s slideshow was beautiful and her choice of music was perfect! The following companies were our event sponsors and as always, we so appreciate their support in making our Awards Banquet such a stunnig success:



Bertotti landscaping Judges Award Any entry that deserves merit and recognition.

Sponsored by

Delta Bluegrass

Recognition awards

Pacific Landscapes Sustainable Maintenance Sponsored by :

Our 2009 Awards’ Judges


Jim Everett of Evland San Francisco Bay Area Chapter Greg Wrenn- Past the Gate San Francisco Bay Area-East Kevin Burns-Maximum Service Landscaping SF Bay Area

The man behind the wheel again this year was Chuck Ludlow from TORO, who mapped the judging routes and kept us on schedule both days. Not to mention that he had just undergone surgery for a kidney transplant a month prior. Thanks for the dedication Chuck!

It takes some very serious volunteerism to make the Annual Achievement Awards work each year! To begin with, there is Russ Clarke from Park Avenue Turf who collects all the applications and then categorizes, copies and collates them into 4 separate binders for the judges and the chapter representative on the judging days. Thanks Russ, we know it is a big job & you do it well! Then of course there is Chuck Ludlow of TORO, who masterfully charts the driving routes for both days and gets us there swiftly and safely!!! Russ Clarke Park Avenue Turf

And finally a huge thank you is owed to the judges; Jim, Greg and Kevin!!!! I rode with them this year and they took this position very seriously and did an amazing job in analyzing and scoring all aspects of each entry. Thank you all for donating your very valuable time!!! Connie Salians


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First place Awards

Geared for Growing Small Residential Installation Sponsored by:

Geared for Growing Medium Residential Installation Sponsored by:

Autumn Skies Landscapes Large Residential Installation Sponsored by: URBAN TREE FARM

First place Awards

Heritage Landscapes Custom Residential Installation Sponsored by:

VINE & BRANCHES Wholesale Nursery

North Bay Landscape Residential Estate Installation Sponsored by:

Gill Landscape, Inc. Medium Commercial Installation Sponsored by:

First place Awards

Landesign Large Commercial Installation Sponsored by:

L.C.I.S. – Gil Gonzalez

Geared for Growing Design Build-Small Sponsored by:

John Deere Landscapes

O’Connell Landscape Design Build-Medium Sponsored by:

First place Awards

Geared For Growing Design Build - Large Sponsored by:

Elder Creek Landscapes Renovation Sponsored by:

Elder Creek Landscapes Sustainable Landscape Installation

Sponsored by:

First place Awards

Gill Landscape, Inc. Small Residential Maintenance Sponsored by:

Bertotti Landscaping Medium Residential Maintenance Sponsored by:

Bertotti Landscaping Large Residential Maintenance

Sponsored by:

First place Awards

Gill Landscape, Inc. Unlimited Residential Maintenance Sponsored by:

Pacific Landscapes Small Commercial Maintenance Sponsored by:

Marizco Landscape Medium Commercial Maintenance

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First place Awards

Marizco Landscape Large Commercial Maintenance Sponsored by:

Sweet Lane Wholesale Nursery

Pacific Landscapes Unlimited Commercial Maintenance Sponsored by:

Equinox Landscape Sustainable Maintenance Sponsored by:

Recognition awards

Franciscan Landscape Small Residential Installation Sponsored by:

Franciscan Landscape Medium Residential Installation

Sponsored by:

Autumn Skies Landscapes Large Commercial Installation Sponsored by

Urban Tree Farm

Recognition awards

Geared For Growing Residential Estate Installation Sponsored by:

Gardeners’ Guild Large Commercial Installation

Sponsored by:


Gil Gonzalez

Equinox Landscape Design Build - Small Sponsored by:

Recognition awards

Geared For Growing Design Build- Medium Sponsored by:

Monarch Gardens Design Build - Large

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Geared For Growing Renovation

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Recognition awards

Equinox Landscape Sustainable Installation Sponsored by:

Rayner Landscaping Small Residential Maintenance

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Geared For Growing Large Residential Maintenance

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Recognition awards

Gill Landscape, Inc Small Commercial Maintenance Sponsored by:

North Bay Landscape Medium Commercial Maintenance Sponsored by:

Gardeners’ Guild Large Commercial Maintenance Sponsored by

Sweet Lane Wholesale Nursery

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