Tuesday, March 4, 2014

It's Harvest Time

Quercus bicolor 3Spring harvest is quickly approaching. Soon the snow and cold will be out and flowers and buds will be upon us. This is the time of year when the nursery and landscape businesses gear up and the slow winter months turn into the crazy spring rush in the blink of an eye. Spring is when we focus on harvesting the trees that we couldn't in the fall and filling spring orders.

When the ground thaws and the temps rise, the Baldwin and Willow Springs tree farms will be the site of a tremendous amount of work. The tree spades and operators will turn their attention to the Swamp White Oaks, 'Heritage' River Birch, Northern Red Oak and Greenspire Lindens.
The man behind the successful harvest is Manuel Lopez. Manuel has been with Loma Vista for 20 years. He worked his way up in the ranks from crew member at the Grandview farm to manger of the tree farms. Through the years he has seen a wonderful increase in quality going from the bedrock laden Grandview farms to the fertile Douglas County, Kansas farms he now manages. Plus, he has seen a tremendous increase in the varieties of trees Loma Vista grows.

Along with balled and burlap trees, Loma Vista has been expanding our Pot 'in Pot operation to accommodate the summer tree shortages.

 Bobby Fields, Sales Representative, Loma Vista Nursery

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