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JFS Marketing Efforts Target Specifiers

Talking trees on their turf is the best way to reach specifiers and others who influence the purchase of trees. That’s why we’re attending five upcoming conferences where landscape architects and designers, municipal foresters and arborists, non-profit tree planting organizations, garden writers and therapeutic garden designers will gather. Our purpose for attending these national and regional events is to connect our customers with tree specifiers and buyers, and to share information about our trees as well as general information that will help these green industry allies make better choices in in their tree selection efforts. Three events taking place in September are detailed here, with three more coming up in October and November. Check your calendars and join us! 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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