TNLA History Highlights

TNLA was formed in 1999 when the Texas Association of Nurserymen merged with the Texas Association of Landscape Contractors.

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The Texas Association of Landscape Contractors (TALC) was founded by a group of concerned Dallas contractors in 1964.

Born precisely at the turn of the century, the fledgling Texas Nurserymen's organization met once each year to discuss common business problems until, in 1918, they merged with the Southwestern Association of Nurserymen.

After World War II, trade associations came into greater prominence than ever before, as people in all types of business realized the importance of group representation for effective action.

Texas Association of Nurserymen's ( TAN) first headquarters was in the Commodore Perry Hotel.

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In 1999, TAN merged with the Texas Association of Landscape Contractors. All of TAN's historical services and honors continue, with the addition of new programs that had been a part of TALC.