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FOR THE LOVE OF TREES

V ALLEY C REST T REE C OMPANY F UN F ACTS

250
250

Varieties of trees are grown in 4 nurseries

625

Acres of growing grounds in cultivation

Founded in

1960 by

Stuart J. Sperber & Burton S. Sperber

  • 250 Employees

have a very high average

tenure of 14 years

Where will you see VCTC trees?

City Streets Golf Courses Theme Parks Resorts College Campuses Housing Developments

#1 Customers:

 

sister companies

#1 Customers: sister companies Pinus eldarica 144'' (Mondell pine) Largest boxed tree in VCTC’s inventory stands
#1 Customers: sister companies Pinus eldarica 144'' (Mondell pine) Largest boxed tree in VCTC’s inventory stands

Pinus eldarica 144'' (Mondell pine)

 

Largest boxed tree in VCTC’s inventory stands 45' tall x 25' wide!

Most popular palm sold:

Phoenix canariensis (Canary Island date palm)

Phoenix

canariensis

(Canary

Island

date palm)

 

Heavy load fleet helps VCTC move & plant:

24

Semi Tractors for Delivery

of Trees & Equipment

 

7

Bobtail Trucks

47

Drop-Deck Trailers

6

Truck Mounted Off-Loading

Cranes

Tractors, wheel loaders, water

 

trucks, skiploaders, generators, compressors, pick-up trucks & dump trucks…to name a few!

#1 Customers: sister companies Pinus eldarica 144'' (Mondell pine) Largest boxed tree in VCTC’s inventory stands

Specimen Division offers:

 

Expert Tree Relocation

Storage & Preservation Services

Tree Procurement & Preservation

Specimen Division offers: • Expert Tree Relocation • Storage & Preservation Services • Tree Procurement &

Majority of VCTC trees are boxed. However, a selection of trees are grown in-ground at Piru and Farmington nurseries.

These trees are planted as small lining out stock and then harvested 5-10 years later as specimen trees.

 

2 Specimen yards

 

span 23 acres in Sunland, CA and Piru, CA

Specimen Division offers: • Expert Tree Relocation • Storage & Preservation Services • Tree Procurement &
 

The biggest tree

ever relocated was a Quercus lobata (Valley oak) in a 28’ x 28’ box in the City of Santa Clarita in 2003. It was

moved to build a commercial property.

Did you know a palm is NOT a tree? It’s a grass! MOST POPULAR TREE SOLD:

Did you know a palm is NOT a tree? It’s a grass!

MOST

MOST

POPULAR

TREE

SOLD:

Quercus

agrifolia

(Coast

live oak)

4 Nursery locations

 
  • 275 acres: Northern California

nurseries in Sunol & Farmington

  • 325 acres: Southern California

 

nurseries in Fillmore & Piru

Valley Crest Tree Company nurseries sell to:

Commercial Landscape Contractors Re-Wholesalers Nurseries Brokers

High-End Residential Landscape Contractors

Municipalities

 

Yes, there’s a space between the V and C in

FOR THE LOVE OF TREES V ALLEY C REST T REE C OMPANY F UN F

SOARING HEIGHTS

IN SAN FRANCISCO!

To pull off VCTC’s tallest lift ever, the crew used a helicopter to place palms onto a pool deck

25-stories-high.

VCTC Brag-Worthy Projects:

#1 Supplied & installed 225+

trees for the Disney Ranch in Santa Clarita, which is a

housing track created by Disney for filming. (Think

Universal Studios backlot).

#2

Moved 1,500 palms for a client who was selling their property, but wanted to keep palms for their delicious dates, to another property the customer

owned.

THE HISTORY OF THE BOXED TREE

In the early Valley Crest Landscape Nurseries days, sometime in the 1950’s, Burt Sperber started

growing trees in metal egg containers so he could plant them year-round. Ingenious! Over time the need for bigger trees developed so Burt and his brother, Stuart, came up with the idea of growing trees in wooden boxes. This was the foundation of VCTC and helped the company become the leading grower of

containerized trees.

containerized trees.