Brentano's Tree Farm Blog

For the Birds

By Pete Brentano  -  July 1st, 2014

If you work in the nursery industry I would say that there is a high likelihood that you might be a nature lover.  I know that it is one of the things that I enjoy about my job, the opportunity to be outside and sometimes, even if it is for just a brief second, enjoy the beauty of nature.

One piece of nature we are surrounded by every day are the birds at our nursery.  Throughout the year we have a variety of different birds that spend time at different parts of the property.  In winter we see

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I Am Oregon Agriculture

By Pete & Wendy Brentano  -  September 1st, 2013

We had the honor of making an appearance in a commercial that was produced by the Agri-Business Council of Oregon in the summer of 2013.   Throughout Oregon, there are more than 250 diverse products grown and raised in the state, ranging from wheat to salmon.  Within the U.S., only California produces a higher numer of commodities than Oregon.  Oregon's wholesale nursery industry boasts nearly $700 million in annual sales (as of 2014).  Roughly 75 percent of those sales are to customers outside

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Pot in Pot Expansion Project

By Pete Brentano  -  July 1st, 2013

 

In the fall of 2001, we put our first containers in the ground and started our adventure into pot in pot tree production.  The picture to the left is of my daughter Elizabeth and my brother Dan when we were installing those pots.

 

We started that first year by putting in about 2800 pots.  We believed that having container trees available would help us extend our shipping season and thus help our customers by adding availability at a time of the year when B&B trees are tired or have to

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Feature Article in OAN's Digger magazine

By Curt Kipp  -  January 1st, 2013

A sixth generation farmer, Pete Brentano is involved in producing both nursery products and food crops.  But there's no question which one he prefers growing.

The 2,000 acre farm grows a variety of food crops -- filberts, wheat, garlic, clover, green beans, sweet corn and field corn -- for a relatively small number of buyers.  The 150 acre nursery, on the other hand, has a larger number of crops in a smaller space -- those being its shade and flowering trees, as well as conifers.

"The farm has

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