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HortiTrends Weekly News & Comment - Leading Nurseryman Calls for Action and Industry Appeal - Last Chance to Recieve Launch Edition of HORTICULTURE CONNECTED magazine -20th Jan

In Leading Nurseryman Calls for Action and Industry Appeal to Minister on draft RDP Consultation Document there is potentially more losses ahead for Irish tree growers, unless they can make their voice heard. There was great fanfare last week as it was announced that Ireland now has a €10 billion Irish food export sector. Therein lies part of the problem, as ornamental horticulture it not top of any agenda for this government, due to a lack of understanding of the true value of ornamental horticulture to the overall economy. They don't take into account anything other than the monetary value. Things like Green Spaces Have Lasting Positive Effect on Well-Being are quite meaningless to many policymakers. That said the landscape construction sector were able to get their voice heard just before Christmas, when they managed to be included in the governments stimulation package for the construction sector.

Coincidentally in a feature article in the NEW Print Magazine HORTICULTURE CONNECTED titled '13.5 The Lucky Number for 2014' ALCI President, Peter O'Toole outlines how work undertaken by the association to secure landscape work as part of the home Renovation Incentive Scheme, could have a huge impact for Irish contractors.

Sign up HERE for your Free Launch Copy. If you end up wondering why you didn't get your free copy then you are not one of the 800 businesses and individuals who have already SIGNED UP. It will be on your desk early next week so its now or never. The final magazine and updated address list goes to the printers this Wednesday. Don't say we did'nt tell you.

More positive news in Irish Businesses Confident About 2014 Growth Prospect and some in the garden retail sector are ready to take full advantage of growth in the sector. Johnstown Garden Centre has just invested over 1 million in a major renovation which has doubled the floor space to 40,000 square feet. Arboretum too is in the process of finishing a major renovation which will also result in several New Jobs being created. The evolution of garden retail in Ireland continues apace and there will be even more changes to come in both the bricks & mortar and online marketplace.