Bremo Trees, like many other nurseries, emerged from the recession of 2009 with a robust inventory of unsold trees. For many years supply had exceeded demand in the B&B nursery industry, driving down pricing and ultimately leading to many nurseries having to close their doors. This sent shock waves through the industry as many adapted a risk-averse, conservative approach to their business, planting fewer liners and downsizing staff and infrastructure.
By the 2013 season, this trend had reversed itself in many instances and demand quickly grew to exceed supply. This transformation from a buyers’ market to a sellers’ market was abrupt, which has surprised many in the industry. The past three years have been amongst Bremo’s best in terms of number of trees sold, and today there is little sign of the glut of large caliper material that once existed. Instead, thousands of young trees in the 1.5” range line the fields- staked, pruned and awaiting the landscape.
Due to the rich, loamy soils found at Bremo Trees, our rate of growth exceeds most nurseries in the region. An ‘October Glory’ Red Maple that is 1.5” in caliper this spring will easily make 2.5” in the fall, if not larger. With this in mind, it is our intention to hold from the market a number of small caliper trees this spring so that they reach larger sizes this fall. There are still significant shortages of large caliper trees throughout the industry and this is expected to continue for at least a couple of years. It is our intention to help fill this void in the fall of 2017 and going forward.
With that said, there are still a number of trees available for the spring of 2017 at Bremo Trees. Please check our inventory on line or send your tree needs directly to Ed Yates ([email protected]) to quote. We also love to give tours of Bremo Trees, so please contact us and set up an appointment to come out and survey the nursery for yourself.