New business Q&A - Family Tree Re-Wholesale Nursery

April 22, 2007

Name of business: Family Tree Re-Wholesale Nursery

Owner: Becky Evans

Address: 9915 Garis Shop Road, Hagerstown,

Opening date: March 21

Products and services: "We will provide quality plant material at reasonable prices, including a large selection of dwarf flowering trees, long-blooming shrubs and hardy evergreen screening plants. We will also carry perennials, planting supplies and mulch.

"Customers will benefit from free plantscaping design services and, if desired, fast plant installation services by some of the area's finest family-owned landscaping companies.


"Landscapers will benefit from the rewholesale prices on quality plants and the increased customer base from our referrals."

Market area: Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Pennsylvania

How did you get into your business, or what motivated you to start it?: "Simply, my husband and I love plants, families and our community. Sharing our passion for nature with other families and family-owned businesses is what we want to do. We believe we will succeed in helping good families get great plants."

Previous business experience: "Tim (Becky's husband) has over 20 years of experience as a landscaping and nursery professional. Becky currently has limited horticultural knowledge, but an enormous interest in and appreciation for plants."

The Family Tree name was selected because "I like tracing my family roots; our nursery is located on land once farmed by my grandfather; the nursery exists today due to the love and support of our family; and I would like in the future to offer commemorative trees with plaques to remember life's special events.

"For these reasons, our family-owned business will cater to families and family-owned landscaping companies"

Number of employees: Two full-time employees.

Spring hours: Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Evenings by appointment.

Telephone: 301-745-4222 or 301-988-1025

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