Company Joint Managing Directors
Ian and Ailsa Thompson formed a landscaping business in 1993. Ian’s background was in earthmoving, mining and civil engineering projects. Ailsa’s was in administration and retail nursery. “Our landscaping business was within the building industry on commercial building sites. From the beginning we found that it was difficult to find quality advanced trees and shrubs in bags, as a large number were ex ground. This prompted us to consider growing our own whereby we would only produce stock of a high quality and only in bags. After considerable research we created a database of possible stock. This was eventually refined to our current selection. We purchased the farm property in June 1997 and commenced growing trees later that year. The property was previously a hobby farm with horse agistment and was very badly overgrown with Lantana. We can now boast 35,000 trees and shrubs in bags from 25 Litre to 1000 Litre and another 35,000 in tubes and pots ready to be progressively planted into bags. When the farm is fully utilised, it will carry approximately 70,000 trees and shrubs of various sizes ready for sale.” By 2002 the tree farm had grown to maturity and became a viable operation. After much consideration, the decision was made to retire from landscaping and concentrate solely on the tree farm.
The Mayor, Cr Pam Parker and our local Councillor, Ray Hackwood warmly welcomed us to the new extended City of Logan.
Presented to Ian and Ailsa by the Mayor of Gold Coast City Council, Cr Ron Clarke.