Glenn Battles with Grand Champion Col. Blue Spruce at the Ohio State Fair
Glenn Battles of Sugar Pines Farm in Chesterland Ohio won first place in the Spruce category and Grand Champion overall at the Ohio State Fair in August 2010 with this Blue Spruce pictured with Glenn. Berkey's Nursery was the source of the seedling.
Just wanted to let you know I have been a blue ribbon winner at the Va. Christmas Tree Growers Assoc. annual meeting the past three years with a blue spruce and grand champion this past year with transplants purchased from Berkeys. We presented the governor with a 13’ Canaan fir also a Berkeys tree. Attached are some pictures. Thank you for always having a great product.
Rifton Farm & Nursery
Hi Kathy, As I was mowing today and admiring how good this springs transplants look with all the new growth, I figured it would be a good time to contact you to say how happy I am with your trees. The trees where shipped from you and I had them within two days. When I opened the boxes of scotch, blue spruce and cannon I was amazed at the size of the trees , the color and the size of the root systems.
After purchasing from another nursery two years ago and losing over 50 percent of those trees , I could definitely see a huge difference between your product and that of the other guys. Since I am just getting started with tree farming I really had no way to compare a poor tree from a beautiful tree (until now) .
Thanks again for a great product see you in November for next years order!!
Larry Holgate Endless Waste Solutions Pine Hill tree Farm
Thank you for your delayed digging schedule. I appreciate your concern for the root system of the trees rather than meeting a date, Last years trees from your nursery had an excellent survival rate. I ordered trees from another source last year, the trees were shipped on the date I requested but had severe root damage due to I assume being ripped from frozen soil..I lost a lot of those trees. Thank you again.
(email received in March 2014)
Hello Kathy, We spoke on the phone awhile back and I ordered the Canaan Firs from your nursery. I just wanted to let you know how nice the “trees” are. I was expecting a smaller size I guess. I have ordered from others before and usually everything is smaller than expected or what they advertise. You wonder what ruler they are using, ha, ha! But wow, was I shocked to see how great looking these are. I am very pleased. We planted them at our tree farm this past weekend. It was kinda warm but they got some rain here in Ohio yesterday. And they were in our starting area for about a week. Keep up the good work. You will be hearing from us again soon. Have a nice day.
Bill Elkins Product Engineer
Kathy and Dwane, I wanted you both to know that this year’s transplants were extremely nice. All varieties were good size and consistent throughout. ( And yes, I drip irrigate! )
Material in the past was very good, but I think this year’s was consistently nicer.
Hope to see you at the summer meeting.
Phil Civello..."You Can't Sell Out Of an Empty Wagon"
Misty Run Tree Farm
The transplants were excellent.
Also well marked, well packed, and well moistened.
Berkey's is a First Class Outfit!
Just wanted to say your trees arrived in great shape and they look fantastic. I've only ordered the last few years from you and my orders are not big, but every year I've gotten them and have not been dissapointed. Appreciate the extra effort to give me a UPS tracking number so I know when they are coming and can plan on getting them in the ground right away.
Berkey's Nursery, 44251 Rogers Rd, PO Box 215, Spartansburg, PA 16434