The estate of Bremo began as a land grant gifted to Richard Cocke by the King of England in 1725. By the early 1800’s, Richard’s great-grandson General John Hartwell Cocke moved to Bremo from his home in Jamestown. General Cocke was an influential Virginian who was instrumental in the founding of the University of Virginia. He was also architecturally gifted, overseeing construction of the University of Virginia as well as 1815 stone barn where the Bremo Trees’ office is now located.
In 1990, after completing a land feasibility study under the auspices of Virginia Tech, Bremo Trees, LC began operations. The first year, we planted 20 acres and only 10 species of trees. Now, 25 years later, we are planting 250 acres and 100 species.
Woody Cumbo was hired as the manager of Lower Bremo Farm in 1989, becoming the initial manager of Bremo Trees, LC in 1990. Woody quickly gained wide respect in the landscape nursery industry and led Bremo Trees, LC for the next 25 years. In 2014, Ed Yates, with 20 years in the landscape design and nursery management business, was hired to take over the leadership of Bremo Trees. Woody is now semi-retired but still available and always happy to talk with customers.
Bremo Trees has been providing quality trees and genuine customer service to the landscape industry for the past 25 years. We hope we can help you!