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The Association of Professional Landscape Designers. 

APLD is an international organization founded in 1989 and evolved into a professional organization focused on landscape design practice with regional and local chapters throughout the US and abroad to provide benefit to its professional, affiliate, and student members. APLD encourages all members to adhere to a code of professional standards, to actively participate in continuing education, and attain a working knowledge of sustainable practices. Designers who are APLD members promote healthy, sustainable, aesthetic environments. 

Membership Profile 

Members include professional landscape designers, garden designers, artists, authors, garden writers, educators, researcher, fabricators, welders, architects, activists, contractors, community developers, organic farmers, floral designers, growers/nurserymen, craftsman, and business owners.

Our members work is consistently featured in local and national media.

Many of our members are proud award winners of many of the state and national organizations for outstanding landscape designs and sustainable practices.

Our Colorado members are responsible for just over 10 million dollars in landscape construction contracts comprised of plant material, hardscape supplies, stone, lighting, irrigation, etc. Our members are dedicated to promoting sustainable landscape practices for the betterment of our environment.

Our events establish a wealth of networking opportunities to each other and to our communities. 

As a growing chapter, we invite you to take a look at our calendar, join us for one or more events, and visit our national webpage, APLD.org, to see what members from around the globe are creating.

The Association of Professional Landscape Designers
Colorado Chapter

President: Bill Melvin
Past President: Cheri Stringer 
Secretary: Lynn Strosburg 
Treasurer: Kristin Wachtel 
Member at Large: Chris Woods