Winkelmolen Nursery was founded in the spring of 1979. The nursery started on 15 acres with 10,000 seedlings. The farm was purchased the previous summer and most of 1978 was spent cleaning up old greenhouses. Within four years, the farm was filled to capacity. Over the next 14 years a few more farms were purchased for a total of 850 acres.
Our first cold storage was built in 1988. It has a capacity of 5,000 square feet. We have added several buildings over the years and with our newest cold storage, it will bring the total capacity to approximately 85,000 square feet. Along with the extra storage the loading dock capacity has increased to 11 cold docks for bareroot material. 3 outdoor loading docks were recently added for containers and baskets.
Even though we started out mainly as a bare-root grower, we have expanded into container trees. We grow native trees in 2, 3 and 5 gallon pots for naturalizing, but also put an extensive selection of our quality bare root trees in a 5, 7, 10, 12 or 16 gallon containers. We hold them for one season to allow them to root and they are ready to ship the next season. These trees will arrive at your garden center or jobsite ready to sell or plant.
Around the farm at Winkelmolen Nursery