Our newest employee!
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The newest employee of Uxbridge Nurseries, is keen to learn more about our industry. He is Harry’s son meaning he grew up helping out on the family farm from a very young age. He has obviously been immersed in the nursery for years learning about trees, farming and that ‘money doesn’t actually grow on trees’ (life lesson for all of us).
Before Richard joined our team, he worked for a landscaping company in Stouffville. During the winter months, Richard indulged in one of his many passions, skiing, where he travelled to Whistler, B.C and Meribel, France to work and ski endlessly. Harry has finally convinced him to stop playing on the mountains and come play in the fields. Richard’s passion for the outdoors has given him a great appreciation for trees and plants, as well as an enjoyment of working outside.
Richard studied at Fanshawe College for 2 years where he earned his diploma (surprisingly, in his own words!) for Business Marketing. He is almost as excited to apply those skills and fresh new ideas to help expand our business as the rest of us are to watch him grow and succeed.
Being the 3rd generation family member in Uxbridge Nurseries, Richard is very excited to grow with the business and have the opportunity to work in such a fun, friendly and refreshing industry. Richard has firmly planted his roots in the soil of Uxbridge Nurseries, so please don’t hesitate to call and introduce yourself.
He is eager to start working with you.
Introducing in limited quantities!
Rising Fire Hornbeam
We are incredibly proud to announce that we will soon have our own ‘Uxbridge Nurseries’ tree. During a nursery visit to our fields, representatives of J. Frank Schmidt and Sons Co. discovered the parent of this upcoming beauty, with its fantastic fall colour, growing in a block of Hornbeam. This tree impressed them so much that they have begun propagating it for introduction to the mass market. Remember to ask for it by name – Rising Fire Hornbeam! We promise to keep you updated on its availability.
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Carpinus caroliniana 'Uxbridge'
Rising Fire Hornbeam
Foliage: Medium green
Fall Foliage: Red to orange
Rising Fire Hornbeam Gallery
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Photography courtesy of: J. Frank Schmidt and Son Co.
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