When purchasing trees from Birkemeier Farms, Inc, you get more than just great filbert trees.
We have the advantage of experience from the prospective of a grower, nurseryman and processor. Let me briefly explain.
Rich has been active in the hazelnut industry for over 40 years. He served as President of the Nut Society in 1979, was Nut Grower of the year in 1988 and has served on the Hazelnut Commission for over 12 years. In many industry meetings you will see him up front sharing his experience.
In 1978, Willamette Filbert Growers, Inc. was established in Newberg. Along with the Mitchell and Newell farms, we became processors then shellers, with the start-up of Willamette Shelling.
In 1990, with heavy Eastern Filbert Blight pressure in our Ennis orchard, Rich was “forced” to learn propagation. We learned to graft with OSU experimental variety 243.002 (later released as Lewis) for replacement trees on our farm. In 2003 we planted the first ever micropropatated filbert orchard, later to become Yamhill. Since then our nursery has expanded with stool-beds and greenhouses.
So, what do you get?
* #1 filbert trees that are graded for quality.
* Lenient Replacement policy. (Please no tractor blight!)
* Personal consultation for questions, support and encouragement for planning, establishing and maintaining your orchard.
* We work with you concerning delivery – right to your field if necessary.
And There Is More…..
Planting available for your scribed, prepared field starting at $1.25 per tree. Limited availability.
Call or email for more information. Loren_Birkemeier@hotmail.com
Supporting OSU Breeding Program:
Upon final payment for each non-patented tree purchased from BFI, we donate $.50 to the Agricultural Research Foundation, earmarked for the exclusive use of Dr. Shawn Mehlenbacher in the Hazelnut Breeding Program and Nik Wiman, OSU Extension Agent for Hazelnuts. This tax deductible donation is given in the name of the grower purchasing trees. 100% of these funds go to the Program designated – no overhead.
SO, When you are searching for a FULL SERVICE nursery for your hazelnut trees, please consider Birkemeier Farms. We are nurserymen with a Growers’ perspective.