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Family Tree Nursery

In 1986 Russ and Margaret Hinz started their first landscaping business out of a trailer on Broadway Avenue. They then moved north of Rochester where they eventually sold their business when their kids went off to college. After Megan and Travis went off to college they came back to start a new endeavor. This is when Family Tree Landscape Nursery was born.

More than 25 years later their vision is still the same, offering not only great customer service but treating each customer like family. With the family working together they strive to offer a unique experience for old and new customers. They offer the expertise and knowledge to help you design a unique one of a kind yard or garden.

Family Tree Nursery welcomes Do-it-Yourselfers with a full line of plants to pavers and rock/mulch. We also have landscaping crews who can install that landscape you have always dreamed of. With the professional help from Family Tree Landscape Nursery your sure to get the landscape you have always wanted.

Meet Our Family

Russ

"I grew up in Fairmont, MN where I found my passion for the industry working for a local nursery when I was 10 throughout high school. I took 3 years off to serve my country in the United States Navy. After returning I went to college at Anoka Community College for Horticulture and Dakota Community College for Business. After College I found my home in Rochester where I worked for local landscaping companies and met my wife. In 1986 we opened our first Landscape Nursery and when our children went off to college we sold it. Not long did we find that the Landscaping industry was all of our passions and we opened Family Tree Landscape Nursery. I have been doing estimates locally for 20 years and counting."

Margaret

"I was born and raised here in Rochester where I started working in the industry at the age of 16. After graduating Mayo High School I went to college at Rochester Technical College for horticulture and went to University of Minnesota, Waseca for landscape design. I met my husband while working at a local business here in Rochester. We got married started a family and opened our own Landscaping Nursery. Family Tree Landscape Nursery is truly a family business."

Megan

"I have been working in the family business for as long as I can remember. My passion for the industry started at a young age. After graduating from Century High School I went to Minnesota State University, Mankato for 2 years where I took business classes. After the two years at Mankato I went to Rochester Community and Technical College for Horticulture. I was active in the Horticulture club and graduated with honors. I am Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association certified. I am the garden center manager."

Travis

"I have been working in the family business for as long as I could hold a hose and water the green houses. When I graduated Century High School I went to Winona Technical College where I studied Retail Sales/Management. After Winona I went to Rochester Community and Technical College for Horticulture: Landscape Design/Golf Course Management and Floral Design/Green House Management. I was active in the Horticulture club. Like my parents I also met my soon to be wife, Danielle in the industry. I have been installing landscapes since I was 16 years old. I specialize in concrete edging."

Danielle

"I grew up in Wells, MN and went to college at University of Wisconsin, River Falls for Landscape Design. While there I was active on the floral judging team. After River Falls I went to Rochester Community and Technical College for Landscape Design/Golf Course Management and Floral Design/Green House Management. I was active in the horticulture club as well. At RCTC is where I met Travis and plan to marry him in September. At Family Tree Landscape Nursery I install and am the landscape designer."


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