About Us

For more than 46 years Speciality Trees has been a leader in the production and supply of advanced environmentally sustainable, containerised landscape trees for local government, the landscaping industry and retailers.

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Hamish Mitchell Hamish Mitchell is the owner and Managing Director of Speciality Trees. With a passion for trees in urban environments & a career that spans 30 years in amenity horticulture, plant management & development, production and plant marketing, he is a knowledgable resource in all areas of tree selection and consultation.
Ben Scoble Appointed to the role of General Manager in 2019, Ben oversees all operational areas of the business. His straight-forward hands-on approach, passion for all things green, natural talent for sales and leadership ability has been fundamental in achieving significant business and personal milestones in his 20 years in Horticulture. 
Gaby Mitchell Gaby Mitchell is the joint owner & Administration Manager. With many years experience in a number of key business support areas, her role at Speciality Trees encompasses finance, administration & infrastructure development.
Lee-Ann Officer Lee-Ann Officer is Marketing Manager. at Speciality Trees. With over 22 years experience in horticultural business roles covering website development, advertising, branding & business process, her focus is on business development, marketing and marketing communications.
Brent Schuurmans Brent Schuurmans' interest in horticulture and landscaping started with involvement in MIFGS, leading to managerial work with an established landscaping business. With considerble IT knowledge and project managmenet know-how, Brent's focus is on improving business operations, systems and processes.
John Simpson John Simpson has over 15 years experience covering nursery production and hands-on landscaping know-how as a small business owner and sub-contractor. His ability to assist selection and co-ordinate the complete job, makes him an integral member of our sales team and a great place to start your enquiry.
David Bolton David Bolton is the Business Development Manager at Speciality Trees. With hort-science qualifications from the University of Western Sydney, experience in civil engineering and landscaping in Sydney coupled with big box and independent retail nursery sales in Melbourne, he is one of the most practical, approachable and solution-orientated people to advise on suitable trees for residential and commercial landscaping projects.
Shayne Van Der Klift With over 20 years in the industry, Shayne has a wealth of experience in fruiting and ornamental growing as well as knowledge in all aspects of nursery production and management from seed to sale and in containerised and bare-root supply. As in Ground Manager at our Benalla site his role is to ensure our high quality material meets customer specifications.
Ryno Oppermann Meet Ryno Oppermann. Over 10 years of product development, marketing & quality assurance experience in the mining industry equipped him with a skillset he wanted to combine with his passion for urban trees. Now with a formal horticultural qualification from Melbourne Uni, Ryno is with us, specializing in the propagation of junior material right from the beginning!

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We are specialists in the environmentally sustainable production of premium quality advanced landscaping trees and screens.

For more than 46 years Speciality Trees has been a leader in the production and supply of advanced environmentally sustainable, containerised landscape trees for local government, the landscaping industry and retailers.

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