"Growing trees is as much an art as it is a science." - Becky Thomas
"When you plant a tree, you plant a legacy," - Pepper Provanzano
"The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn." - Ralph Waldo Emerson


welcomeSpring Grove Nursery is a wholesale tree nursery located in North Central Illinois.  Resting in the heart of Grundy County just south of the Chicagoland suburbs, our nursery holds a diverse and superior selection of shade, ornamental, and evergreen trees. Ready for pick-up or delivery, we offer landscape contractors, garden centers, municipalities, park districts, and landscape architects a collection of healthy specimen trees to utilize in their projects. We invite you to stop by anytime for a nursery tour or a visit.  We welcome the opportunity to show you our farm, our quality, and our service.



  • The Spring Dig is On!

    THE SPRING DIG IS ON! Crabapples, Serviceberry, Hornbeam, Dogwood, Sweetgum, Tulip Tree, Chokecherry, Willow, Lilac, & Willow are done. Today we are working on Ornamental Pears. Redbuds up next!  

  • Planting the American Dream

    Last fall Becky Thomas wrote an article for ILCA magazine about a favorite All Star Plant. She chose to highlight the American Dream Oak – a new favorite of the nursery.  Here is her write up on the tree: Quercus bicolor ‘JFS-KW12’ – American Dream Oak Who wouldn’t want to plant the American Dream into their landscape! This new Oak introduction from J. Frank Schmidt Nursery is quickly becoming one of … Continue reading Planting the American Dream

  • “Urban Tree Selection for a Changing Climate” – UPDATED LINKS!

    UPDATED LINKS FROM THE ILANDSCAPE PRESENTATION FEB 3, 2017 Nancy Buley, J. Frank Schmidt Nursery & Dr. Bert Cregg, Michigan State University Current climate projections suggest that the climate of the Great Lakes Region could resemble that of present-day Oklahoma by the latter part of this century. Drought, severe heat waves, torrential rains and floods, long-lasting winter snows and other severe weather events make it clear that our changing climate … Continue reading “Urban Tree Selection for a Changing Climate” – UPDATED LINKS!

  • 18 Years & Still Growing!

    Dear Friends, Thank you for giving us the opportunity to be your grower. We are looking forward to an exciting season ahead at Spring Grove Nursery! 2017 will mark our 18th year as nursery growers. Over the years, we have had the privilege to work with so many wonderful suppliers, customers and employees – many of whom have become good friends. For 18 growing seasons, we have planted, pruned, harvested … Continue reading 18 Years & Still Growing!