Toro donates equipment for PLANET’s Renewal and Remembrance event

The Toro Company announced June 4 that it will be participating in the Professional Landcare Network’s (PLANET) 16th annual Renewal and Remembrance landscaping event July 9, 2012, at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. Toro, along with its distributor Turf Equipment & Supply Company in Jessup, Md., will provide PLANET member volunteers use of its popular ride-on aerators to help restore the cemetery grounds. More than 400 volunteers are expected to spend the day aerating 200-plus acres, as well as mulching, cabling, and installing lightning protection for trees, pruning, planting and liming.

“This event is a way for the landscaping community to show respect to the military men and women who have served defending our freedom,” said Ross Hawley, marketing manager at Toro. “We are proud to put our turf renovation equipment to work for such an important effort.”

Toro’s 30-inch stand-on aerators are designed for high productivity and are compact enough to go most anywhere. With zero-turn maneuverability, variable speed, and reversible traction drive, they can easily get into, and out of, tight areas.

PLANET is an international association serving lawn care professionals, landscape management, design/build/installation professionals, irrigation and water management, and interior plantscapers. Planet’s Renewal and Remembrance is the largest green industry day of service in the country and has contributed more than $2 million to care for this historic landmark. More information about PLANET’s Renewal and Remembrance can be found on the association’s website —


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