The Collaborative Art of Growing Trees

Growing trees is a well-known science that has been studied by various cultures for millennia.  Universities and institutions spend millions of dollars in research and education on this pursuit each year.    However, in conjunction with this...

Rethinking My Relationship with Trees

One of my earliest memories is being five years old and helping my father install several dozen balled and burlapped trees at a newly constructed retirement community in the mountains of North Carolina. “Ok,” he said.  “Here is how I am going to pay you.  I will give...

The Team

The word team in this day and age is most commonly associated with sports, and like most good sports teams when all the players are talented, driven, on the same page and totally bought into the system, the sky’s the limit.  Here at Bremo Trees our Team...

Inventory Update – Winter 2017

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...

Bremo Trees Marketing Strategies 101 – Be nice!

A mentor and competitor in the nursery industry, whom I hold in great respect, called just after I became the manager of Bremo Trees. “All right,” he said.  “What is the plan?” “Well,” I mumbled, feeling unprepared for the question. “I am going to grow relationships...

Foraging the Lawn & Landscape

As a former resident of Northern Virginia, I used to shock and awe my neighbors and coworkers by grabbing a hand full of plants from the lawn and gobbling them down without saying a word.  The most typical reaction was dismay and disbelief, often followed by laughter,...

Bremo’s Wild Kingdom

When I began my tenure at Bremo Trees I knew that I would be seeing a lot of neat things, but sometimes I am still amazed by the amount of wildlife that we see in the nursery on a daily basis. Bremo Trees stretches along the bank of the James River, which is a major...

Adan “The Captain” Mondragon

The field operation at Bremo Trees has been run by “The Captain” Adan Mondrogan for the past twenty years.  Adan was recruited by former manager Woody Cumbo during the nurseries fifth year of operation.  Together Woody and Adan mapped out and began planting what is...

Our Greatest Resource: Our Staff

We feel very fortunate to have access to so many great  resources. These resources include the rich riverside loam in which we grow our plants, a manageable size, close proximity to the mid-Atlantic and northeast states, and a quality infrastructure put in place by...

Six Months in Review (January 2014 – July 2014)

There has been a lot going on at Bremo Trees during the past year.  Ed Yates became the Manager in February and Bremo Trees will be welcoming Justin Kilmon as Assistant Manager and shipping coordinator on July 21st.  Sandy Bohanon was hired on as Accountant in January...