Contact: Roger Phelps, Corporate Communications Manager STIHL Inc.
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STIHL Becomes the Exclusive Partner of NALP’s Young Professionals Network 


FAIRFAX, Va., (February 3, 2021) — The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) is pleased to announce that STIHL has become the exclusive partner of the association’s Young Professionals Network.

NALP’s Young Professionals Network provides a platform to connect, share experiences, and exchange ideas with peers nationwide. 

The Network, powered by STIHL, supports landscape, lawn care, irrigation, tree care, and horticulture professionals who are building careers in the landscape industry. 

“We are extremely pleased to be part of the association’s new initiative. For more than 20 years STIHL has supported the NALP’s college outreach through the National Collegiate Landscape Competition, and this new network is a natural extension of the effort to find, develop and support young professionals entering the landscape industry,” said Roger Phelps, Corporate Communications Manager, STIHL. “We look forward to being a part of this exciting initiative. ”

Industry professionals (under 40 years old) are encouraged to join the Network, participate in the Facebook Group, and subscribe to the popular Growing in the Green Industry podcast—a signature initiative of the Network.

“STIHL is a great industry champion that is committed to supporting the next generation,” said Britt Wood, NALP CEO. “From their support of high school programs, to the National Collegiate Landscape Competition, to the Young Professionals Network, they are committed to helping build a strong future for the landscape industry.”

The Network is free and open to all young professionals in the industry. Visit to learn more and sign up to receive news and updates. Also, connect with Network members in the Facebook Group and subscribe to the Growing in the Green Industry podcast.

STIHL Inc. manufactures the number one selling brand of gasoline-powered handheld outdoor power equipment in America,* as well as the number one selling brand of chain saws in the world. STIHL is also the number one selling brand of gasoline-powered handheld outdoor power equipment among U.S. landscape professionals.** STIHL products are sold through a network of more than 9,000 authorized local STIHL Dealers from coast to coast – not big box stores. c., STIHL Inc., the U.S. affiliate of the global STIHL Group, exports to more than 80 countries around the world; and the majority of STIHL products sold in America are also built in America.*** STIHL products sold through U.S. STIHL Dealers are for distribution in the United States only. For more information or for the name of a local STIHL Dealer, call toll free 1-800-GO STIHL (1-800-467-8445) or visit

*"Number one selling brand" is based on syndicated Irwin Broh Research as well as independent consumer research of 2009-2020 U.S. sales and market share data for the gasoline-powered handheld outdoor power equipment category combined sales to consumers and commercial landscapers. **“Number one selling” claim based on 2007-2020syndicated Irwin Broh Research of the U.S. professional landscaper market. ***A majority of STIHL gasoline-powered units sold in the United States are built in the United States from domestic and foreign parts and components.

About NALP

The National Association of Landscape Professionals represents an industry of approximately 1 million landscape, lawn care, irrigation, and tree care professionals. Through national advocacy campaigns, the association is growing the industry and its workforce. NALP offers its members professional development through education, networking, and training, certification, and accreditation programs. For more information about NALP, visit Visit for information on industry careers.