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Michigan’s Green Industry – Continuing to GROW!

About the Industry
With a combined economic impact of $5.715 billion, Michigan’s nursery, perennial plant production, Christmas tree, sod producers, landscaping and lawn care industries continue to grow!

* We are the 4th largest Nursery State in the Nation!

*#1 specialty crop in Michigan
*Landscape services and Retail Sectors = $4.5 billion economic impact
*Together, all segments of the Green Industry account for a total of 36,162 individuals employed (Knudson & Peterson, 2012). According to US Census Data, this equates to 1 out of every 170 Michigan citizens between the ages of 18-65.

About Us

We received a report from a member firm that OSHA has assessed fines to a Green Industry firm for not having Forklift Certification in place for all of their employees. In looking into this we’ve found that there is a Federal regulation in place that requires this training and certification. This regulation has been on the books for years, but it appears that it is now being enforced. The OSHA free training module that you can use to train and certify your employees and the full registration can be found by clicking here:

MNLA is meeting to find funding for continued research to find a viable treatment for what is ailing our White, Blue, and Norway Spruce trees.

Read about Spruce Decline: Michigan awash with Phomopsis cankers on spruce trees and seedlings


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