Vermont's green industry hasn't seen much impact from higher gas prices, according to this overview of dealers, manufacturers and landscaping companies. Joe Boylan, owner of Joe Boylan's Lawn Care and Snow Plowing in Burlington, says he's been forced to raise prices 5%, but hasn't lost a single customer as a result. Robert Molinatti of The Small Engine Co. Inc. in Colchester says overall sales are holding steady, though chain saw sales are up -- perhaps because the higher cost of heating oil is making wood stoves a more attractive option.

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