Hall Of Fame Inductees


The individuals nominated should have made a significant impact or positive influence that assures the future of our industry in the lives of generations to come.


Once nominated, an individual’s biography and photo are updated on the site, and he or she is placed in the polls for voting. At the end of the year the committee takes into consideration the votes and decides which candidates are inducted.


Those with a star (*) next to their name below were either inducted posthumously or have passed away since being inducted.


Nomination Qualifications

  • Person with integrity and passion
  • Minimum 20 years in industry
  • Someone who has developed  or invented  new technology
  • Has made contributions that resulted in change
  • Contributed to mankind’s needs in his field
  • Provided education and encouragement  with self-sacrifice
  • Changed the industry

Janet Hartin

Janet Hartin is an Area Environmental Horticulturist with University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR). Her expertise includes drought-resistant trees, minimum irrigation needs of landscape plants, pest prevention through proper plant selection and care, and use of organic materials as mulches and soil amendments. Her current research projects include identifying tree species that withstand harsh inland and desert environments and urban heat islands and the impact of mulch on the landscape tree health and performance.

Janet enjoys working in teams, and both projects are in partnership with other academics and staff from UC ANR and the USDA Forest Service. Janet is a sought after speaker and regularly presents talks at local, regional, national, and international green-industry events and conferences. While she has published her work widely in scientific as well as trade journals, her passion lies in sharing research-based information directly with members of the public and private landscape and nursery industry.