"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

Last week we hosted the IL Arborist Assoc for their November meeting. It was a beautiful day to walk around the nursery & talk about trees! We had a great turnout of local arborists & foresters who all came out to the field to learn about trees and see what’s new in the nursery. Thanks to everyone who came out to visit!

This video clip shows us along with Roger Purcell from J. Frank Schmidt talking about Redpointe Red Maple. Thanks also to Roger for helping us out with the tour. We highlighted several new Schmidt introductions growing in our field – Redpointe Red Maple, Emerald Sunshine Elm, Crimson Sunset Maple, Streetspire Oak, Kindred Spirit Oak, and American Dream Oak just to name a few…


It was the first time we had a nursery tour here & we look forward to doing it again soon. It’s always great to get folks out in the field! Here are some more pics from the day:

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iaa-tour-flyerThe IAA/NEMF is coming to the nursery!

Please join us in the field at Spring Grove Nursery for an up close look at tree production. Find out how trees are grown, what new & exciting tree varieties are growing for the future, and what the forecasts are for the tree supply in coming years. Come out to the nursery & see for yourself “what’s growing on” out in the field!

  • Nov 17, 2016 Nursery Tour 10am-12pm lunch following
  • Tour begins at field location 100 E. Spring Rd, Mazon with lunch following at noon at 650 S. Baker Rd
  • Register with April Toney at IAA april@illinoisarborist.org or 877-617-8887 Please RSVP for lunch by 11/11/16
  • FYI: This will be a walking tour – dress for any weather & be ready to kick the dirt!