One of the UK’s leading commercial nurseries has this month (September, 2015) become a supporter of the National Association of Tree Officers (NATO).
Wyevale Nurseries, which is based in Hereford, will provide support and advice to the independent group of local authority tree officers from all parts of the country.
Adam Dunnett, Sales and Marketing Director at Wyevale Nurseries, said: “We have the complete tree offer and means to support the arboriculture industry at a time it is challenged on local authority funding. We will be offering supply and a wealth of advice and assistance so that we can back the vital work of putting trees into the urban landscape.”
NATO is a UK based, independent organisation that represents and distributes the views and concerns of Tree Officers nationwide.
Adam added: “We are a major wholesale grower of trees, starting with seedlings and transplants raised from local seed provenances, growing on to full-sized standard trees both field and container-grown. We are so delighted to be able to support NATO going forwards.”
Wyevale Nurseries is one of the largest family-run wholesale nurseries in the UK. It was established in 1930 by Harry Williamson, a horticulturist and entrepreneur. It became the company it is today under the leadership of his son, Peter, who sadly passed away in 2011.
The Williamsons’ saw the opportunity to sell their product to an undeveloped retail market, creating one of the first garden centres, followed by a chain. In 1987, the retail side needed to expand and the 19 garden centres were sold as a PLC.
The family then turned its focus to Wyevale Nurseries Ltd. It continues to be a family-run business with ownership and joint chairmanship currently being held by the third generation, Heather and Simeon Williamson, with plans for the fourth generation to takeover in the future.
Wyevale Nurseries has a significant product range and is regularly introducing new plants. It offers a large variety of trees, shrubs, hedging, herbaceous and specimen plants to garden centres, landscape contractors, local authorities, foresters and landowners.
For further details about Wyevale Nurseries, which is based in Hereford, please call 01432 845 200, visit www.wyevalenurseries.co.uk