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Introducing the

“Thin Man” Arborviate

Thuja occidentalis "SMTOTM"



Left:  “Thin Man” Arborvitae at our river growing fields.  Right:  12' “Thin Man” at our farm.



--We are keeping a "Waiting List" to discuss these trees,

Limited quantities available this season.


        There is a privacy tree we've spent years looking for and developing the "Holy Grail" of privacy trees--a tree tall and narrow like the Emerald Green Arborvitae but faster-growing and taller at maturity.  Introducing the "Thin Man" Arborvitae.  You won’t find these anywhere else—we are the only nursery tree farm in the Northwest offering the "Thin Man" Arborvitae.  This is the first time we've offered this exciting new privacy tree for sale, and we are now comfortable that we know the trees well enough to sell them.

          We planted a small crop of these trees several years ago as 18” “starts”.  We have since planted two other, larger, crops.  We have been very satisfied with the rate and quality of the trees’ growth, but because this is a new cultivar we cannot be sure what the mature height and width will be, so we are estimating those based on our experience with similar trees.  The best example we have is the tree at our farm in the above-right photo.  Very nice looking, 12' tall x 2' wide and still growing rapidly . . .  



Foliage:   Evergreen               

Mature Height:                  

Mature Width:   

Sunlight:  Full sun, partial sun.

Soil:.  Needs well-drained soil.

Growth Rate:  Medium-fast—1.5’-2' a year once established, depending on growing conditions.       

"Instant Privacy" Use:  A narrow tree taller and faster growing than the Emerald Green Arborvitae..  

"Instant Privacy" Spacing:  2.5’ “centers”.

What to Expect the First Year:  As with all newly-planted trees, these need to be watered carefully through the first Spring/Summer--see our "Care of Your Trees" section for more details.  Not as much growth the first year because the tree is putting its efforts into its root system.  Possibly some small branches that were broken during installation will turn brown (cut them off or just leave them and they will fall off). 

Comments:  As mentioned, this is our first crop of these trees and we are still learning about them.  


Sizes & Prices

“Thin Man” Arborvitae



  Please Note:  These trees are only available for sale if is also hired to plant them.  (Why?) 


6-7'   Tall B&B      $125.00   Limited Number Available


7-8'   Tall B&B      $175.00   Limited Number Available


8-10'   Tall B&B    $255.00   Limited Number Available




Left Photo:  Thin Man Arborvitae (orange)18-24" in fall of 2017 at our River Growing Fields  Right Photo:  The same rows 3 years later.

The left photo is taken from the Drone Video of our farm.

 A Note on What We Don't Know about the Thin Man

Mature Height & Width

   We have not grown a Thin Man to maturity, and we're not sure if anyone else has either.  There are four sources of information we've looked at to estimate the mature height and width.  The first is the plant "patent"--Thin Man is a patented cultivar.  The black and white photo at the left is the only photo filed with the patent.  The patent does not list or estimate mature height and width.  The second photo from the left is from the patent owner's website,  It lists the mature height of the Thin Man as 12-15' tall and 3-5' wide.  It is not clear what the height of the trees in their photo is.  3rd is our own experience with these trees, which is shown in the third photo from the left.  Those trees are 12' tall and 2'+ wide and still growing vigorously.  We feel they are going to shoot by 15', and they won't be 3-5' wide at 15'.  The far right photo is from an Amazon seller--certainly a beautiful tree







            Delivery & Planting Available        

        We deliver and plant these trees.  Click Here for information.


        Most of our planting projects are in Western Washington: Blaine, Bellingham, Everett, Edmonds, Mukilteo, Shoreline, Bothell, Seattle & the "East Side"--Bellevue, Woodinville, Kirkland, Issaquah, Sammamish, etc.--Renton, Kent, Federal Way, Tacoma, south to Olympia and all points in between; plus Leavenworth & Wenatchee.  Further away, people often come pick up the trees here at the nursery and arrange for local planting.   Please see the "Advantages" section below for more information about our planting services and our company.



To Get Started


Please fill-out our Request for a Free Estimate form, or simply call or e-mail us.; 425-343-2650














See our Trees Growing in the Fields!




We have a beautiful 8 minute drone video of our Snohomish tree farm

 with many of the trees identified.   Click here






Studies:  Trees Add Value to Property



Privacy Trees:  We are a nursery tree farm specializing in Privacy Trees for screening.  We have several thousand privacy trees growing at our Snohomish farm.  Plus we have many years' experience in "what works where", professional planting services, ongoing support, and thousands of satisfied customers.  Buying directly from a grower has great advantages--fresh trees, great selection, and low prices--you maximize your purchasing power.  We also have privacy trees that are not available elsewhere, such as our "Hedged Privacy Trees".  You can see our hedged and natural privacy trees in our beautiful 8 minute YouTube Farm Video.

Ornamental Trees:  We also have a nice selection of Ornamental Trees, with many of our trees being on the "Great Plant Picks" list for the Pacific Northwest.

Delivery & Planting:  We usually deliver & plant our trees for Customers.  Click here for more information.

Free Estimates:  We will help you determine which trees are right for your project, and provide you with free, no-obligation estimates.  This is often accomplished by e-mail and phone, usually first using our online Free Estimate Request Form.  Where necessary, we will send one of our experts out to review the project (no cost or obligation).  More information

Location:  We’re conveniently located just 15 minutes north of Woodinville.  We’d be happy to have you out.  We are a farm, not a retail nursery so we don't keep regular retail hours; instead we set up appointments so that we can focus on your project.    More information

Covid-19 Precautions:  In accordance with the Governor's directives we have made some changes in the way we do things.  For a detailed break-down of these steps please see our "Covid-19 Precautions" webpage.

Payment:  We don’t require any money “up front”—you only pay when the job is completed (unusual exceptions to this are large/special projects or lengthy “holds” on trees).  Be careful of contractors asking for “up front” money; they might not come back!

 Warranty & Support:  When we plant your trees we include staking (if necessary), transplanting fertilizer, and an easy-to-use watering system that hooks into your garden hose.  More information.  We also give a one year Warranty on trees we plant, for no additional charge.  More information   We have a detailed “Care of Your Trees” section of our website, and provide ongoing support--we're available to answer your questions as your new trees grow.  More information 

Customer Service:  We pride ourselves on our Customer Service—real people answering the phone.  We have an "A+" rating with the Better Business Bureau (their highest rating), are an Angie's List Super Service Award winner, have excellent reviews on Yelp, Google, etc. and a 100% satisfaction rating with eBay. 


Our Business:  We’ve been in business since 1995 and have a dedicated, experienced staff, most of whom have been with us for many years.  See: "About Us" for our history.   We sell retail & wholesale, for residential and commercial projects.  We are a registered Washington State contractor (License Number: NURSEL*956J1).  More information   Be sure to hire a registered contractor  --  to go to the Department of Labor & Industries website to check a contractor's registration, click here.  As it says there:  "Unregistered contractors carry no bond or insurance to protect consumers.  Consumers can face serious issues if anything goes wrong on a job."   These liability risks are in addition to fraud, poor workmanship, worthless warranties, etc.  We are fully bonded and insured, of course.

 Customer Satisfaction:  Most important of all is what our customers think of us:

"I am really pleased with your work.  You saved me several thousand dollars, steered me away from trees that wouldn't work, provided healthy and beautiful trees, did a great job planting them, and did everything on time and on schedule.  You can quote me."                                                                          Jo, Vashon Island

"Our privacy bank of trees has done nothing but grow well into maturity.  Our back yard and deck area is totally private and the 10 trees your team planted [in 2005] are rich, leathery and dark green.  We remark on them every day it seems.  Please include me in any of your "Testimonials" as you would be hard pressed to find a more satisfied customer."                                                                                                                  Jim, Port Orchard

"For quality vs. value, your trees are the best landscape purchase I’ve ever made."    Jeff, Seattle

"Michael, I just wanted to pass along a note to tell you how thrilled I am with the trees.  The effect they have brought to our new courtyard in the front of our home here in Seattle has exceeded my expectations!"                                                                Chip Hanauer, Hydroplane Driver--Click Here to see his project.  

"I work in customer service so I know good service when I experience it and you have my top rating.  I would definitely recommend you to anyone who needs new landscaping.  Thanks again.”               Carol, Camano Island

"The [new] trees were a great privacy feature when we sold the last house!  We now have a much larger space we want to talk with you about . . "                                                                                   Katherine, Fall City

“My compliments to your crew.  We’ve had a lot of contractors working on our house recently and we’ve seen the entire range; and your guys were excellent. The trees make things look so much better—I started smiling as soon as I saw them going in."                                                                                    Holly, Queen Anne

"You guys are the best nursery I've ever done business with! And I have dealt with a few. You did what you said you would, on time with attention to detail rarely found. From the beginning of the quote process all the way through to the last detail you made it easy. And you work to ensure that the trees will thrive after planting with detailed advice, a complementary irrigation system, and a website filled with useful information. Most nurseries will just dump off the goods and tell you best of luck, put some water on them. You provide a quality product that sets you apart. Your crew was friendly, polite and operated as a well organized team. I would recommend you without hesitation! Thanks for doing a great job!”                                                                                                   Ryan, Buckley

"We can not believe how beautiful your trees are.  The privacy is unbelievable. If you ever need a testimonial let us know.   Our yard is perfect!  We sit there and say "my oh my”!               Suzanne, Tacoma 

"I don't think I've ever been as happy with something I've purchased."                           Sarah, Sammamish

Many More Testimonials (click here)





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Snohomish, WA  98290


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