From Past To Present

Being a family based business is a source of pride for Kris Johnsen, Owner of Specimen Trees Wholesale Nurseries Ltd. 70 years ago Kris started his first business as a Landscape Contractor giving him ample experience in the Landscape and Nursery Trade. With 20 acres in 1974 he started the nursery which exclusively produced large caliper trees. By 1984, 150 acres were in production including shrubs and broadleafs. Over the years the nursery demanded more and more attention, and by 1989 Johnsen Landscaping Ltd. was eventually phased out.

Today the nursery is run by 3 generations of the Johnsen family with 245 acres housing full propagation and grafting facilities, 25 acres of container area and 8 acres of greenhouse. Specimen Trees produces a diverse and extensive inventory that ships North America wide to Landscapers, Municipalities, Re-wholesalers, Garden Centres and Designers.