"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


I (Becky) am heading to Washington, DC on Saturday to attend the Alliance for Community Trees Green Infrastructure Summit over Earth Day. We will be lobbying for green legislation as it pertains to the green industry & other small businesses across the US. Any messages you would like me to deliver to Washington while I have their ears? Give me a call with your ideas & suggestions.

We finished tree planting in 2 days this year. The ground worked up great & the weather cooperated beautifully.  We even got an inch of rain a few days later to get them soaked in good.  The liners this year looked great & we were very happy with the quality of the trees.  Some new trees we planted this year from J. Frank Schmidt Nursery were Street Keeper Honeylocust, Mountian Sentinel Aspen, Urban Pinnalce Oak, & Crimson Sunset Maple.  We also switched our crab production to all Sprout Free understock from Carlton Plants.

Here is a picture of our kids chipping in over their spring break to help us get everything planted.

The weather has been great & things are coming along nicely in the field! We are planting our new trees this week starting tomorrow. If all goes well, our new crop will be in the ground within a few days!

Our Photo Gallery is updated for the season! New pictures of the holding yard will be added in April 2010 as the trees are brought in from the field.  Our Photo Gallery is a great tool for customers to use. You can browse photos of trees throughout the season, in the holding yard ready for sale, & in the field. Enjoy!


The Society of Municipal Arborists has announced it’s 2010 Urban Tree of the Year – Cercis canadensis (Eastern Redbud). This adaptable tree won the votes of arborists, foresters, & green industry professionals from around the country. Trees chosen must prove to be hardy & adaptable to a wide range of conditions throughout the country.  The tree species must also have strong ornamental traits. 

The Eastern Redbud is hardy to USDA Zone 4b.  It put on a showy early spring display of purple/pink flowers along the stems.  The leaves are an attractive heart-shape & turn yellow in the fall.  The branches mature with a horizontal structure giving the tree great architectural interest.  The mature size is about 25′ tall by 30′ wide.

We are proud to be harvesting this award winning tree this spring in clump form & single stem specimens.  Check out this link to the Society of Municipal Arborists website to read more