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Partnering with Green Industry companies across Northern Michigan to share resources, further professionalism, and grow the Green Industry. 

You want to increase profits, operate more efficiently,
and manage your business well. What better way to
improve than by working alongside other experts in the field?

Proudly representing members from:

  • Alcona County

  • Alger County

  • Alpena County

  • Antrim County

  • Atlanta County

  • Baraga County

  • Benzie County

  • Charlevoix County

  • Cheboygan County

  • Chippewa County

  • Crawford County

  • Delta County

  • Dicksinson County

  • ​Emmett County

  • Gogebic County

  • Grand Traverse County

  • Houghton County

  • Iosco County 

  • Iron County

  • Kalkaska County

  • Keweenaw County

  • Lake County

  • Leelanau County

  • Luce County

  • Mackinac County

  • Manistee County

  • Marquette County

  • Menominee County

  • Missaukee County

  • Montmorency County

  • Ogemaw County

  • Ontonagon County

  • Oscoda County

  • Otsego County

  • Presque Isle County

  • Roscommon County 

  • Schoolcraft County

  • Wexford County


Ready to partner with us?

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, December 12 
Green Industry Round Table Event
Where Solutions are Born!

3:00–5:00pm at Flaska Landscaping, LLC 
(3679 Blair Town Hall Rd., Traverse City, MI 49685)

We invite you to gather and grow with your colleagues at the MNLA Green Industry Round Table Event. This event is designed to give Green Industry professionals an opportunity to share their experiences, challenge conventional wisdom, brainstorm ideas and network with peers who share interests and challenges.

Additional Resources


Case Study

A contemporary home with a progressive landscape design was a welcome break from cottage-style landscaping for Vidosh North. The two phase project dealt with the challenges of difficult access to the site, extreme slopes and daily erosion control, and invasive vegetation management. 

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Acer longipes 'Gold Coin'  

Plant Profile












Acer rufinerve ‘Sunshine’ – One of the most amazing plants in the auction is Sunshine, a yellow and green variegated plant with a large leaf and the potential to be a fantastic understory tree or accent in the landscape.

Acer longipes 'Gold Coin’ – Gold Coin has one of the most electric flushes of new growth out of any maple.  Starting off bright orange when emerging, fading to a pure yellow leaf this tree has tons of intrigue as a specimen in the landscape and for its potential impact as a cut branch in floral design.

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Acer rufinerve 'Sunshine'

Known for having one of the most extensive Japanese Maple collections in the country, Ed and Debbie Shinn have created a masterful garden with dynamic color throughout the year. The Shinn Arboretum mixes the textures, color, and various forms of Japanese Maples with a mix of rare conifers and ginkgos, creating an awe-inspiring canopy. Ed and Debbie are contributing a collection of rare and unusual selections of variegated Japanese Maples and a few fun forms of Ginkgo. All of the plants were grafted

by Ed in 2022, and are some of the hardest to find trees that any collector would adore for years to come. Both of the maples featured are part of the auction at the Great Lakes, Great Plants Symposium.  

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