In addition to providing arboricultural consultation, Jim, and his wife, Annie, also operate Urban Forest Nursery, Inc., a 32-acre wholesale tree nursery in the Skagit Valley, specializing in growing high quality street and landscape trees including over 180 cultivars. Trees are specifically selected and grown for characteristics that complement the limited planting spaces and adverse conditions typical of urban planting sites today. From his knowledge of growing trees, Jim is particularly adamant about soil preparation and proper tree selection regarding location, installation, and maintenance.
UFN, Inc. trees are sold to brokers and contractors, but also directly to the Cities of Seattle, Tacoma, Olympia, Bellevue, Everett, Mount Vernon, Bellingham, Hoquiam, and others. Trees are also shipped to British Columbia, Oregon, and Alaska.
The knowledge and experience of growing hundreds of old and new varieties, provides Jim with valuable information when selecting, planting, and maintaining these trees in the landscape. He encourages anyone in the industry to take time to visit the nursery, learn more about the multiple varieties available, and understand the importance of diversity of their use in the landscape.
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