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Talking trees with LA's in LA LA Land

Tickets bought and bags packed; we’re ready to talk trees with hundreds of landscape architects who will soon gather in Los Angeles for the Annual Meeting and EXPO of the American Society of Landscape Architects. Northwest Shade Trees of Brooks, Oregon, will join us as exhibit partners at the October 20-23 meeting that will take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Read More.


Summer grows bumper crop of visitors

Our beautiful sunny summer sprouted a bumper crop of visitors. They came from far and near - some from distant lands including Australia, Ukraine and China. Visits peaked during the Farwest Show, when more than 6,000 green industry professionals converged on Portland for several days of seminars, tours and trade show activities. We enjoyed showing each visitor our excellent crop of trees, our production processes, and our arboretum. Memories of some of the tours are shared here. Read more.


Urban Trees for a New Century

A grove of Shawnee Brave® Bald Cypress served as a welcoming committee for green industry professionals who gathered Feb. 25-27 at the iLandscape™ Show in Schaumburg, IL. They stood straight as sentinels, flanking the entrance of the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel and Convention Center, serving as a perfect photo opp for illustrating the Shawnee Brave® slide in our educational session, Urban Trees for A New Century. Read More


Emerald City® Tulip Tree

True to their heritage, Emerald City® Tulip Trees are growing straight, tall and beautiful in landscapes across the continent. Introduced in 2010, this handsome, vigorous selection of our native tulip poplar is a standout among shade trees and is turning heads from coast to coast. One of the first landscape plantings is in South Carolina. Grown from Schmidt bare root liners by Northwest Shade Trees of Brooks, Oregon, they were obtained in Oregon because no large caliper trees were yet available from local growers. Read More


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