With growing for our own needs well underway, we are now seeking alliances with wholesale fruit tree operations who require bareroot material grown sustainably with local insight for optimum performance post-planting.
Speciality Trees has operated in Victoria for over 43 years focusing on optimum, long term tree outcomes. We believe that trees need to perform better in the landscape or orchard than the nursery, with great emphasis given to building tree resilience to cope with the demands of a modern commercial environment.
Having developed some of the best people, processes and facilities over our 43 year history, we are responsible environmental managers who respect the health of our people, our customers and the communities in which we operate.
Growing locally and sustainably is very important to us.
We have a long and proud history of NIASA accreditation.
A determined focus on quality inputs, R&D and IPDM for quality outcomes means that we have an understanding and appreciation of growing material with the potential to crop quickly.
We consider this an ongoing consideration, important for both ornamental and fruiting lines.
A culture of continual improvement keeps us focused on producing exceptional product and innovative supply solutions.
With scientific developments in rootstocks, processes, Integrated Pest and Disease Management, soil management and inoculation, we aim to deliver quality trees that establish quickly, produce early, and perform for many years.
All bareroot production is undertaken at our facility in Benalla. Shayne Van Der Klift as Inground Production Manager has over 20 years of bareroot production experience, so we are well equipped with passionate people, beautiful soils and ample water to produce the highest quality bare root material.
Shayne is one member of a flat and flexible business structure that ensures the varied talents of the team are used to best effect, bringing technical expertise, accountability, and communication to the fore. Production planning and project management is done at our head office in Narre Warren East. Skilled project managers and technicians assist every element of the production processes.
Being accountable is also about being approachable. We want to ensure we grow to the needs of the market and to the high quality our customers expect.
With access to quality virus tested material, we can tailor the growing experience to suit the customer with the drive to make a difference. Under contract growing terms, we offer a fully transparent process with both parties involved at key steps of the grow and supply process.
As a licensee under APFIP, we have access to a variety of rootstocks to assist apple and pear growers achieve the kind of long term success you expect from a relationship with a reputable and trusted tree supplier.
Having suffered before from the extremes of nature, we are proud of our ability to think ‘outside the square’, and produce outcomes that benefit all parties while reducing risk.
As a new bareroot grower to the trade, we would like to encourage growers to explore opportunities with us.
Visits to our nursery sites in Narre Warren East and Benalla to view stock and processes is very welcome. Due to current COVID restrictions, this is strictly by appointment only.
Our Benalla Production site is located at 1317 Mansfield Rd, Benalla.
To find out more about our business and the opportunities we can provide around bare root tree supply and in-ground fruit tree contract growing, please contact us.
All of our three growing sites are currently operating under COVID-19 conditions, so initial contact via phone, email or website is recommended.
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