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                                       Our original tree farm, where we grow mainly ornamental trees.                       Thousands of evergreen trees at our Snohomish River growing fields.



          Our nursery tree farm is located on an old 38 acre dairy farm in beautiful Snohomish, Washington.  Nothing grows nursery trees like an old dairy farm.  We also have 26 acres of flat, fertile ground along the Snohomish River (photo above).  We sell thousands of beautiful trees each year.  We don't sell hundreds of varieties--we sell the trees that we know, and grow, well in order to provide you with an excellent selection of Privacy Trees, beautiful Ornamental Trees, and native plant vegetation.  If we grow it, we usually have several sizes, excellent prices, and, of course, the freshest trees grown right here in Western Washington.  For more advantages of buying from a grower Click Here.  To see a beautiful 8 minute YouTube video of our farm, please Click Here.

           Our "Service Area" is the greater Puget Sound Region--roughly Bellingham to Olympia including Seattle, Everett, Bellevue, Redmond Issaquah, Renton, Tacoma, etc., etc.--plus Stevens Pass/Wenatchee.  If you are outside of this area we won't be able to plant for you.  You may still buy trees from us but you will need to have them planted locally.

       We started nursery operations in the Spring of 1995, and since then our business has "grown" in every sense of the word--an expanded selection of trees,  a full-time professional staff, additional acreage along the Snohomish River, the website, developing a specialty in Privacy Trees, and  "getting our trees to market" by delivering and planting for both residential and commercial projects.  Today we have thousands of satisfied Customers throughout the Puget Sound area. 






Michael S. Gillie, Founder & Manager



        Michael is an experienced business manager and "nurseryman".  He is the founder of, LLC.  He and his wife, Sally, purchased the farm in 1995 and started planting trees.  In those early days they did everything, and those were wonderful, fun times.  Today, more than 25 years later, Michael oversees all farm operations.  "Our goal has always been to provide responsive service and high-quality nursery stock at reasonable prices.  Today, we are very proud of the fact that a substantial amount of our business is repeat customers, which shows us that we have been meeting that goal.  This is a fun business to be in--we meet a lot of nice people, spend a lot of time outside, and provide Customers with a service they appreciate."



Janet Hoffman, Assistant Manager


Assistant Manager Janet Hoffman on the last day of the

Seattle Home Show--she is more tired than she looks.

       Janet, who has an AA degree in Landscape Design, is the former Head Gardener at Overlake Golf & Country Club.  She also has written a gardening column for Washington Magazine.  She works with our customers to help them organize their plantings and select the right trees. 





100 Years of Farming


          Our property was originally part of a much larger parcel owned by a British consortium.  In 1910 the Dubuque family purchased the present farm property and started the "Sky Valley Chicken Ranch".  First the beautiful barn was built (with 2" clear fir flooring), and then the farmhouse.  In the mid-1900s the Douglas family used the property as a family farm and dairy operation of a type which was common in Western Washington at that time.  Doug Applegate and his family continued with dairy and vegetable farming, but the times were changing.  There used to be 12 dairies along our 6 mile road; today there are none.  Small dairies, like small farming in general, have been replaced by huge corporations which are more efficient and better able to handle the risks and regulations.  But there are still opportunities for the "specialty" crop, and that's what we offer--privacy trees and selected ornamentals.  We are very proud to still be farming this property, and having a good time doing it.  :)




The Northeast corner of our 30 acre Snohomish River growing fields.

(English Laurel in foreground; Arborvitae and Excelsa Cedar in background)













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 sell retail & wholesale, for residential and commercial projects and we "deliver & plant" our trees.  Our most common project is planting a line of privacy trees for a homeowner.  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" and "Thin Man" Arborvitae.  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.  Here's a link to our "Directions" page.

Farm Visits:  We are a working 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.  This is particularly important during our busy seasons.  Here's a link to more information about why "appointment only" is the best approach.  So please set-up an appointment instead of "just coming out".  Thank you.  (425) 343-2650;

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 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)






Our Convenient Location

15 minutes from I-405/Bothell-Woodinville

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Sales by "Appointment Only", please



Serving Washington State Since 1995

13510 Old Snohomish-Monroe Road

Snohomish, WA  98290


(425) 953-5780 fax

Sales by "Appointment Only", please





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