Where does the seed come from? / Origin
2 - 4 months
Collecting the strongest seeds
4 - 5 months
Preparing for growth in an early stage
2 - 4 years
Sowing and growing
Lifting / Delivery and storage / Plant types
3 - 4 years
Harvest and packing for our clients
Growing trees for the future / End users
7 - 10 years
Growing tall and strong
Once we have terminated seed dormancy through the stratification process, the seed is ready to be sown. This is done with a modern seeding machine and GPS-controlled tractor, which enables us to sow the desired number of seeds in a given area.
Correct seed densities in the seed beds enables us to grow large plants. As plants are spaced at the right distance they act as "nurse plants" for each other. To attain this, we need to have adequate knowledge about seed germination and behavior, which is why the stratification process and subsequenty lab analysis is absolutely essential in our work. After sowing, the seed will start to grow, and after 2 growing seasons, approx. 2/3 of the plants will be transplanted to another location where they will continue to grow until they are either 3 or 4 years old. Those that remain in the original seedbed are sold when they are 3 years old.
The ages of the plants are called 2/0, 3/0, 2/1 and 2/2. The meaning of this is related to the number of years in a given place, and you can read the explanation here in step 4.
For more than 20 years, we have worked intensively and passionately to become the most modern and sustainable nursery specializing in plants for Europe's Christmas tree and ornamental greenery industry. And here we are.
Based on a streamlined production coupled with great knowledge about the product, we offer Europe's best and strongest seedlings in terms of size and root system.
Besides a deep and heartfelt passion for plants, we have always had a passion for innovation and sustainable production which is reflected by our certificates.
To minimize emissions and the use of plant protection products, we have invented and developed various machines and new ways of working along the way. These initiatives allow us to clean and maintain our plants and soil with minimal environmental impact.
However, some things remain delightfully low-tech such as weeding, which is still done by hand and with minimal use of herbicides.