This year’s Nursery Country issue visits four exemplary nurseries: TRECO – Oregon Rootstock and Tree Co. Inc., Simnitt Nursery, Bamboo Garden, and Engels’s Evergreens. Read why Oregon growers are setting the gold standard for nursery production. We also follow up with the second part of a focused study on Thuja, Juniper and Cypress pests.
In this issue:
- Welcome to Nursery Country 2022: Meet the skilled growers who produce Oregon’s outstanding nursery and greenhouse material:
- TRECO — Oregon Rootstock and Tree Co. Inc.: Known for producing premium apple and pear tree rootstock, cousins Jeff and Brent Smith own and operate a family business originally founded by their grandfather.
- Simnitt Nursery: Brothers Jerry and Jim Simnitt have taken over running their family business, growing 200 varieties of woody shrubs for retailers, landscapers and rewholesalers.
- Bamboo Garden: Carrying on the legacy of founder Ned Jaquith, General Manager Noah Bell continues to offer more than 300 species and cultivars of bamboo propagated on-site.
- Engel’s Evergreens LLC: Vince and Kathy Engel shifted their production from holiday greens to dwarf fruit trees, shade and flowering trees after facing multiple life-changing incidents.
- What sets Oregon apart: President’s Message by Josh Robinson
- It is go time: Director’s Desk by Jeff Stone
Growing Knowledge an ongoing series provided by Oregon State University in collaboration with the USDA and in partnership with OAN.
- Knowing your cedar pests (Part 2): This is the second part of a research study focused on pests on Thuja, Juniperus and Cupressus.
Please send your comments on the issue to editor Curt Kipp at email@example.com.