Kahnke Brothers Tree Farm was opened in 1993, to serve as a growing range for producing ball and burlap trees. These trees were originally installed on commercial job sites by Kahnke Brothers, Inc. They were also sold at our former retail location, Nature’s Bounty Garden Center in Victoria, MN. As time went on and our commercial division grew, it made sense to begin producing our own shrubs and perennials too.
Before long, we had thousands of plants in production and it became necessary to consolidate and simplify the business. We closed the retail store in Victoria and began our Saturday sales at the farm. Farm sales have gone so well, that we have added fruit trees and native wildflowers to our inventory. In fact, we produce a large selection of shade and ornamental trees in nursery containers so that they are easier for our retail customers to handle. Spruce trees are our specialty and we offer significant quantity discounts on select varieties for windbreaks and privacy screens. ?
In the spring, we begin planting bare-root shrubs. After that, we pot up perennials. By April, we are harvesting ball and burlap trees and uncovering our over-wintered stock. In May, we begin planting directly outdoors. Bare-root and liner trees are planted in nursery containers and field rows. From then on, we keep busy caring for and selling our stock. Our plants end up in commercial and residential landscapes all over the Twin Cities metro and suburban areas as well as greater Minnesota. To learn more about our most current endeavors, click on the link below to read our blog!