SAN DIEGO — TreeTown USA will display many of next year’s plant introductions at the 2019 ASLA National Conference and Expo opening here this week at the San Diego Convention Center.
The company’s exhibit in Booth #2613 will represent some of the more than 5,000 species of plants it produces annually. It will feature those from several premium plant brands, including the Sunset Western Garden Collection® and Southern Living® Plant Collection, both part of its licensing agreement with Plant Development Services, Inc., Flower Carpet® Roses from Anthony Tesselaar International, and Star® Roses and Plants.
Renowned plantsman Nicholas Staddon, representing TreeTown USA, has been working with plant breeders, hybridizers and professional plant explorers for the last 25 years, scouring the globe for new creations and discoveries in the plant world. His participation on the Planting Design Professional Practices Networks (PPN) panel discussion will focus on building a strong specifier-grower relationship to help landscape architects acquire high quality plants that will contribute to the success of projects. Planning ahead, visiting nurseries, knowing suppliers, understanding plant production cycles, and communicating clearly and often are key to procuring and successfully establishing the trees, shrubs and plants that bring landscape designs to life.
Nancy Buley, Honorary ASLA and director of communications for J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co., coordinated the panel which also includes Terry Ryan, FASLA, a Los Angeles specifier, whose landscape, the Crerar Science Quadrangle at University of Chicago, just won the American Architecture Award for 2019; Martin Hanni, general manager at Northwest Shade Trees, LLC, based in Salem, OR; and Steven Wagner, owner of Professional Horticultural Services LLC, Franklinville, NJ.
TreeTown USA is in the process of expanding its current business strategies across the country, focusing primarily on the retail and landscape professional channels. The company grows several sizes and categories of plants to cover a wide variety of customer needs. In fact, they anticipate filling those channels with a premium mix of plants suitable for landscape and retail, while creating a standard in quality that customers can rely on.
American Society of Landscape Architects
Founded in 1899, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) is the professional association for landscape architects in the United States, representing more than 15,000 members. The Society’s mission is to advance landscape architecture through advocacy, communication, education, and fellowship. ASLA has been a leader in demonstrating the benefits of green infrastructure and resilient development practices through the creation of its own green roof, co-development of the SITES® Rating System, and the creation of publicly-accessible sustainable design resources.
About TreeTown USA/Village Nurseries/Hines Growers
TreeTown USA, founded in 2001, is a privately-owned business headquartered in Houston, Texas, with 14 growing facilities totaling over 6,000 production acres across Texas, Florida, Oregon and California. With the addition of a West Coast Division, including Village Nurseries and Hines Growers, the combined company now has a coast-to-coast footprint for its broad mix of high-quality plant material that includes over 5,000 unique plant selections and variations. To learn more about TreeTown USA, visit the company’s website at http://www.treetownusa.com.
–Tree Town USA
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