Take a tour of four of the state’s top nurseries and greenhouse operations in our annual Nursery Country issue.
The January 2016 issue of Digger magazine includes four profiles of tip-top Oregon nursery operations. The new issue also features a fresh new look for the New Year, plus new content highlighting how “Plants Make Life Better” (PDF) and revamped departments.
- Welcome to Nursery Country: OAN President Leigh Geschwill discusses the many things that make Oregon-grown nursery products some of the best in the nation.
- Surface Nursery: Founded in 1925, Surface Nursery has outlasted the Great Depression, the Second World War, the Cold War and the start of the Computer Age.
- Schiedel Nursery: Mike and Lori Hanson are proud, third-generation growers of conifers, broadleaf evergreens and deciduous trees and shrubs in Aurora, Oregon.
- Brooks Tree Farm: Dave and Kathy LeCompte have found a niche in growing seedlings for Christmas tree farms and timber operations, and native plants for restoration and remediation projects.
- Tree Frog Nursery: In 1994, an ambitious college student named Carson Lord started his nursery. Today, the OAN past president ships container and B&B material to 20 U.S. states and Canada.
- 5 steps to hit your target in the New Year: It’s the beginning of a new year — the perfect time to set marketing goals for the next 12 months.
- A tale of two lilacs: Part I — Syringa: Among the six series of lilacs, two clades are as different as they are important to the horticulture industry — Syringa and Pubescentes.
- We are better together: Many voices make a strong association. While respect and leadership are not handed out, they are earned and maintained.