MaGIC Member Profiles

Frederick Area Landscape Contractors and Nurserymen (FALCAN)

FALCAN, established in 1978, is comprised of nurserymen, landscapers and arborists from the Frederick area as well as software companies, equipment companies, landscaping supply companies and students. FALCAN is involved in community service projects, such as Roof Raising Projects, Heartly House, Veterans Memorial, and other local charities. FALCAN sponsors an annual regional and statewide pesticide update. The proceeds from this event support a scholarship fund for a local graduate pursuing a career in the green industry. FALCAN also provides educational benefit to its members via monthly dinner seminars.

Landscape Contractor's Assoc., MD, DC, VA (LCA)

LCA is a community of landscape professionals that advances the collective business interests of its members through education and knowledge exchange. Established in 1967, the Landscape Contractors Association MD-DC-VA has met the needs of landscape professionals throughout the region. LCA members include landscape contractors, landscape architects and designers, grounds departments, educational institutions and suppliers. The LCA provides educational seminars to its members, sponsors a landscape contractor's certification program, and produces a monthly magazine, Groundwork.

Maryland Arborist Association (MAA)

The mission of the Maryland Arborist Association, Inc. is to promote education in the field of arboriculture; to support the success of commercial arborists and to promote the importance of professional tree care in the state. Its membership includes many Licensed Tree Experts. As such, the MAA is very active in representing Maryland arboriculture industry before the Maryland Legislature.

Maryland Association of Green Industries (MAGI)

M.A.G.I. is a coalition comprised of associations and companies who work in the Green Industry in Maryland. M.A.G.I.'s members include businesses associated with agronomy, lawn care, institutional grounds and sports turf maintenance, golf course maintenance, and arboriculture. The goal of the organization is to represent its constituent groups before the Maryland Legislature.

Maryland Nursery, Landscape, and Greenhouse Association (MNLGA)

Since 1931, the MNLGA's mission has been to promote the use of ornamental plants, products, and services. The MNLGA supports all constituent groups of the horticulture industry, including landscape, garden centers, interiorscape, grounds maintenance, nursery, greenhouse, arboriculture, botanical gardens and other allied businesses. The MNLGA provides a unified voice, communicating to the public the vital role of the green industry in improving the quality of life. The MNLGA serves its membership through such activities as legislative representation, educational training days, student scholarships, quarterly newsletter publication, exhibits at public and private industry events, and research support.