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Our Story

The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree…

It all began with a tree planter, a father, who worked on reforestation projects for coal mining companies. Giving in to his passion to preserve and proliferate the world’s life-giving plants, he struck out and launched a tree farm in 2008, growing millions of trees. In 2011, he enlisted his fourteen-year-old son to help him keep this dream—and these trees—alive. It was hard work; in the summer, the son woke at least two hours before dawn each day to ensure that he'd attend to every tree in time. This love of trees rooted deeply in the boy, as fiercely as it had in his father.


I am that boy, and Rick Williams is my father and the original founder of READY TO GROW TREES. After graduating college with a degree in Business Administration and getting a taste of corporate America, I reassessed my calling in life, returned to my roots (literally!), and dove head-first into the family business. I haven’t looked back since, and I doubt I ever will. What can I say? The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree!


In 2020, I took on full ownership of the business, leading our team in providing exemplary customer service and choosing each season’s evolving product line. That year I also enlisted the invaluable help of a fellow finance graduate and long-time cherished friend, Niraj Patel, who serves as Co-Owner and money-savvy finance manager of READY TO GROW TREES.


Today, READY TO GROW TREES is a flourishing company that stands by its values of excellent customer service, outstanding plant variety, and a cultivation of healthy and vigorous trees. Our trusty team is composed of people who have practically become family, folks who share our same passion for gorgeous trees and stellar service. We’ve got 50 years of combined experienced in business development as well as the wholesale plant production and installation industries. Whether you’re looking for one or one thousand trees, you’ll find that our quality speaks for itself.


Here at READY TO GROW TREES, we guarantee all our plants are true to name and promise to deliver healthy, thriving plants to our customers. Our mission is to deliver top-quality products while providing impeccable customer service. We meticulously handle and package each plant with love to prevent damage during shipping. Our promise is that, at the end of the day, you’ll always be 100% satisfied with your order.


As we—our business, tree farm and nursery, and team—continue to grow year by year, we thank you for spending your time and resources in supporting us and making the world a greener, happier place. Customers like you have been and always will be rooted in our story and journey. We hope you enjoy the trees we’ve grown and that you delight in their beauty, durability, and health!


Warm regards,


Cole Williams
President 

 

 Grown Here

Every tree we ship is grown at our nursery and we hand select only the best to put in our containers.

Quality Seeds

Our seed sources are carefully selected and tested for quality so they have the proper heritage to grow in the right conditions.

Best Containers

We transfer our seedlings to air pruned containers for growing to avoid circling roots and J rooting, conditions that can stunt growth or cause death.

Handled with Care

We handle our trees to promote optimal growth including hand lifting, refrigerated storage and moisture holding root gel.

Nurturing Our Trees

We pay attention to our young trees while they are growing, fixing problems, treating conditions and pruning and staking as needed.

Quality Matters

Buying quality trees is important because many problems with young trees may not become obvious for several years which robs you of valuable time needed to grow your tree.

Doing What's Right

We are a small business striving to be successful by doing the right things; delivering a high quality tree and providing exceptional service.

Friendly Service

We are approachable and can be reached through our website or by phone. We want to serve you.

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago... The next best time is now. ~ Chinese Proverb