"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


meet-the-owners-2014Born and raised in Grundy County, both Jamie & Becky Thomas work hand in hand to cultivate specimen trees and valued partners. Stemming from the roots of hard work and honesty, they add education and experience to their vision for Spring Grove Nursery.

With a B.A. in Landscape Architecture from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, Becky Thomas understands exactly what her customers want and expect from their grower. Drawing upon her industry experience and design background, Becky strives to make Spring Grove Nursery the best fit for her customers. From another angle, Jamie Thomas brings his education in Recreation, Parks, & Tourism Administration from Western Illinois University at Macomb. With experience in Park District Maintenance Administration, Jamie understands the need for the quality and diversity found at Spring Grove Nursery. Jamie is also a Certified Arborist with the International Society of Arboriculture. Together, they grow their nursery with a common vision for excellence and sustainability.

meet-the-owners-2Their success can also be attributed to their strong family support and superb staff. A family heritage in farming brings values and work ethic together to help Spring Grove Nursery reach its full potential. With deep roots in the local community, Jamie & Becky look for opportunities to share their knowledge and trees when needed. They are committed to a yearly Arbor Day Program with the local school and dedicated to supporting local fundraisers with tree donations. Through Spring Grove Nursery, they also launched their successful Green Legacy Project™ which provides one free tree every fall to each community within Grundy County. Check out the Community page to find out more about these great projects.


When they are not pruning, Jamie & Becky enjoy camping and hiking with their children, coaching baseball and softball, traveling to National Parks, and experimenting with her brother’s new vineyard. Look for Spring Grove Nursery’s own private label in a few years!