ICYMI: Jennifer Martel: Landscape Architects Don’t Plant Rose Bushes (N.H.)

Governor Chris Sununu recently announced that his administration plans to eliminate licensing requirements for more than 30 professions, including landscape architects. Despite the governor’s remark during his 2023 budget address, don’t be fooled to think landscape architects plant rose bushes. Eliminating licensure for landscape architects is a drastic step that endangers public safety.

How, you might ask? Let’s pause for a moment to clarify what landscape architects do.

Landscape architects design the outdoor spaces where Americans gather, play, compete, relax, live, learn and work. The ability to see the bigger picture of a project and blend nature, science, design, sustainability and public safety is a perspective unique to landscape architects.

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