Processing Yard showing storage beds of pure river sand filling up with trees ready for shipment. Each of the 93 beds is 150 feet long and 20 feet wide, 4-6 feet deep. Grading and tying here instead of in the field allows for better quality control and keeps water available to sprinkle the roots.
David Cox, co-owner and GM, showing employees how to tie trees. We also are increasingly using automated strapping machines when tree structure allows.
Unloading peach trees from the harvest field.
Healing trees into sand beds.
Labeled and counted sycamores on pallet ready to go into sand beds.
Soaking trees in sand beds to remove air pockets.
Trees ready for shipment, stored in sand beds. Majestic snow covered Sierra Nevada mountains in background.