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CENTRAL VALLEY OLIVES AND THEIR IMPACT ON HOMEOWNERS

Don't be fooled by cheap trees!

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Beautiful silver green foliage with lacy arching branches combine to make a thick dense shade and are the perfect symbol of a Mediterranean escape. This is what makes the olive trees, (olea europea), so attractive to homeowners. Unfortunately, there is a disease that is threatening to ruin our beautiful trees and this disease has originated from the Central Valley region in California. Olive Quick Decline, as it is called, is quickly taking over the tree, causing branch die back and eventually the entire tree will parish. Olive Quick Decline has similar symptoms to leaf scorch from psyllids, (which is another issue in the Central Valley).

Quick Olive Decline can be spread by insects, pruning, and other environmental factors. The easiest and best way to prevent the spread of this disease is to avoid buying Olive trees from the Central Valley region and purchase local Southern California grown trees from reputable sources such as Moon Valley Nurseries. Contractors and landscapers are purchasing these Central Valley Olive trees because they are able to get inferior trees, cheaply, and make a larger profit all while undercutting local growers.

Don't be fooled by a low price on a cheap olive tree, you could be putting the rest of your landscape in danger by doing so. Moon Valley Nurseries has been growing trees for decades and has our very own Olive tree farm nestled in the beautiful Temecula wine country that is several hundred acres and growing! We grow all types of Olives from the fruiting Manzanillo and Mission Olive trees to Ancient Olives 100+ years old and the Fruitless Wilsonii Olive trees as well. All of our Olive trees are certified disease free and are guaranteed to stay that way for at least 2 years, no other company can say that! Moon Valley Nurseries has also been planting trees for decades and has a team of expertly trained professionals that will come to your home and get the job done right the first time.

Moon Valley Nurseries acquires Glen Flora Farms

Big Tex Trees-Now one of the Largest Tree Growers in Texas!

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Moon Valley Nurseries and Big Tex Tree Nurseries proudly welcomes Glen Flora Farms to our family. Moon Valley Nurseries acquired Glen Flora Farms including over 200 acres of Texas' largest container grown trees. We're excited to be able to offer such high quality trees to our customers!

The entire staff of veteran, knowledgeable tree professionals is now joining the Big Tex Team! Glen Flora Farms has been growing specimen trees for over 36 years. This farm includes incredible specimens of up to 84 inch box size trees. Nearly all popular shade and native varieties are available in many sizes.

Glen Flora Farms has been custom growing Texas favorites such as Cathedral Oak, Chinese Elm, Cypress, Japanese Maple, Chinese Pistache and more for over 36 years, and continues the tradition of growing only the highest quality trees available today. These amazing trees will be available through all Big Tex Tree Nurseries to all of our customers.

Glen Flora Farms is located in Glen Flora, Texas, southwest of Houston. Visits to our new farm are welcomed by appointment Monday to Friday, call (979) 358-3328, to schedule an appointment. Residential or commercial jobs, homeowners and contractors are all welcome! For your convenience, we have a landing pad for those who wish to fly in via helicopter. Please check back soon for more, including updated information regarding our giant growing farms and how this acquisition is going to benefit our customers.

Moon Valley Nurseries Opens Palm Paradise in San Diego

Tropical landscape shopping has never been easier!

We call it Palm Paradise because of the thousands or rare palms we carry at this nursery from all over the world that have grown from hand selected seeds from our own specimen stock at our nursery. We guarantee that you have never seen a selection of rare palms like this before!

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Palm Paradise is helmed by Southern California native Jordan Scaparo, who is a third generation nursery grower. Jordan learned from his grandfather that if you loved the tree the tree will love you back. His grandfather opened up a nursery in New Jersey more than 85 years ago. Jordan's father helped at the nursery in New Jersey before he moved to Southern California in 1972. Finding that the selection of palms was limited, Jordan's father started growing his palms from seeds and when Jordan came of age he then opened up his own nursery called Woodland Nursery in 1999. This nursery was known throughout Southern California for their cultivation of palms that were nurtured from hand-selected seeds. Now in 2016, Jordan's family has joined the Moon Valley Nursery family bringing unbriadled knowledge and professionalism with them!

A few of the rare palm varieties we carry are the Alexander Palm (native to Australia), Fishtail Palm (Asia), Archontophoenix maxima (Australia), Kentia Palm (Australia), King Palm, Pindo Palm (South America), Canary Date Palm (Canary Islands) , Chilean Wine Palm (South America), Cuban Royal (Caribbean), Triangle Palm (Africa), and more.

All of the palms we feature at Palm Paradise have been grown in our local Southern California climate for decades, some have been growing since the 1800's! We even have some incredible specimens we've acquired or imported from tropical locations all over the globe.

In addition to our palms, we carry the rarest Aloe trees in Southern California. These slow growing Aloe trees have been growing at Palm Paradise for decades and we guarantee you have never seen anything like them before. They look like a tree from a Dr. Suess book and you'll be amazed when you see them. They are truly one-of-a-kind.

Palm Paradise is open to the public and in addition to our thousands of rare palm specimens we carry the biggest trees in the U.S. as well. Our new location at 26437 N. Centre City Pkwy now serves all of San Diego County including Rancho Santa Fe, La Jolla, Del Mar, Rancho Bernardo, Poway, San Diego, La Costa and more. We also deliver and plant in Orange County, Los Angeles, Riverside, and out of the state. Palm Paradise is located just off the I-15 at Mountain Meadow Road on North Centre City parkway. We are easy to get to from anywhere near or around San Diego County.

Palm Paradise is led by general manager Jordan Scaparo and Justin Virabalin. Both of them and our nursery professionals are here to assist you in turning your landscape goals into a reality. We can not wait to help you at Palm Paradise!

Worth the drive from anywhere in California!

Moon Valley Nursery goes up 1000 spots on the 2016 Inc. 5000

Moon Valley Nursery, Inc. Ranks No. 2950 on the 2016 inc. 5000

Inc. magazine ranked MOON VALLEY NURSERY, Inc. NO. 2950 on its 35th annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. Companies such as Intuit, Patagonia, Oracle, Under Armour, GoPro, and many other well-known names gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 5000.

The 2016 Inc. 5000, unveiled online at Inc.com and with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc. (available on newsstands August 18 to September 22). The average company on the list have grown almost five-fold over the past 3 years. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at http://www.inc.com/inc5000.

More about Inc. and the Inc. 500|5000

Methodology
The 2016 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2012 to 2015. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2012. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent--not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies--as of December 31, 2015. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2012 is $100,000; the minimum for 2015 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.'s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at http://www.inc.com/5000.

About Inc. Media:
Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today's innovative company builders. Winner of the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 13,000,000 today. For more information, visit http://www.inc.com.

The Inc. 500|5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list of the nation's most successful private companies has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual event that celebrates their remarkable achievements. The event also offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers, and evening functions.
For more information on Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Conference, visit http://www.inc.com/.

For more information contact:
Inc. Media
Drew Kerr
212-849-8250
drew(at)four-corners(dot)com

Moon Valley Nurseries-Grand Opening-Irvine, CA

Rapidly growing regional nursery adds ninth California location

Moon Valley Nurseries, America’s largest box tree grower, announces the grand opening of its new 35+ acre Irvine nursery. The nursery is located at 6501 Alton Parkway - visible from the 405 highway on the Northeast corner of the I-405 and Sand Canyon Avenue - This location is open daily Monday through Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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“The amazing level of demand and the consistent phone calls asking for our quality trees and shrubs at the Irvine nursery has been non stop. We’re expecting this nursery to be even bigger than our San Diego nursery,” Moon Valley Nursery founder and president Les Blake said. “We deliver and plant anything and everything in our massive inventory and since we are the grower, we always guarantee to do it for the lowest price in town. Our Irvine nursery is one of our biggest nurseries and we’re very excited to offer the best quality trees and shrubs for all homeowners in the Orange County area.” Over 400 truckloads of trees have been brought in from Moon Valley Nurseries nearby farms and growing grounds just for the grand opening.

The Irvine nursery marks the the ninth nursery Moon Valley Nurseries now operates in Southern California. Located just west or the Irvine Spectrum, this location will feature a massive inventory of shade, flowering, waterwise, fast growing, evergreen, and deciduous trees. All grown by Moon Valley Nurseries in all sizes from small to massive. In addition, practically every variety of palm that grows in Southern California is available. Nursery pros are always on hand for free design consultations for homeowners and businesses.

Moon Valley’s other nurseries in Southern California are located in Fillmore, North Hollywood, Chino, Murrieta, San Diego, Riverside, Huntington Beach, and Coachella. In addition, Moon Valley has specialized in the wholesale market in Southern California for decades with over 1200 acres in production in numerous farms across Southern California.

ABOUT US
Moon Valley Nursery opened its first nursery in a neighborhood north of downtown Phoenix known as “Moon Valley”. Since the beginning, Moon Valley Nursery has offered its “you buy it, we plant it” tree deals, where the nursery staff performed everything from design thru installation. In addition to this, Moon Valley Nursery also grows its own trees and shrubs in order to maintain the highest level of quality that our customers had come to expect. The company operates 23 nurseries throughout Southern California, Arizona, Nevada, and Texas, along with 14 farms in Southern California.

Moon Valley Nurseries Acquires Olive Farm

Moon Valley Nurseries is proud to carry on a time honored tradition

Tucked away in the serene hills between Temecula and Hemet, way off the beaten path in Southern California is where the story behind Moon Valley Nurseries amazing olive trees begins. Circa 1935, olives were widely grown in the area with hopes of providing fruit, olive oil and eventually trees for use in landscapes across the booming southern California real estate market. In the 60’s, Jim and Marian Shellaberger purchased the nearly 100 acre olive tree plantation with plans to simultaneously continue olive production while selling trees to area landscapers who were planting them across Southern California’s burgeoning housing market. Housing recessions in the 70’s and 80’s did put a damper on sales of the trees for landscape use, but Jim and Marian continued to maintain their now large olive tree plantation with the same love and nourishment as the day they started – even when most olive farms in the area were plowed under or abandoned. Since they had so many trees that were meticulously cared for and continued to flourish, the family decided to begin processing organic, craft olive oils from the fruits that still were abundant on the now 50+ year old trees on the property.

Unfortunately, before the first oil was produced, Marian passed away after battling Ovarian Cancer and never got to taste the amazing olive oil that came from the farm. In her honor, Jim and his daughter named their product Marian’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil. For years, Marian’s EVOO as it was known was a favorite, found at many of the areas organic farmers markets, wineries and locally owned health food markets. In fact a portion of the proceeds from every bottle sold was donated to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.

Fast forward to today and you’ll find that Jim and Marian’s legacy is thriving through the acres of amazing trees that still flourish on the property that they founded so many years ago. In fact over 50,000 trees are still growing and professionally cared for at this plantation. Jim and Marian’s original goal of providing environmentally sensible, low water use trees for landscapes also continues to this day. Moon Valley Nurseries recently acquired this grove of incredible olive trees and will continue to professionally harvest and plant these trees for home owners and business around the Western United States.

These Olive trees have grown their entire lives in the hot and dry inland climate and make a far superior choice for landscape use when compared to olive trees from the central valley region – both for health and low water usage. In fact this grove of treasured olive trees has always been certified 100% organic for production of olive oil and has been completely disease free since its very beginning. When investing in an olive tree for your property, please consider the long term health of your tree and try to avoid purchasing from areas known to harbor potential fungal or soil borne diseases, particularly known on trees coming from the central valley region of California. Inferior trees from outside our region can not only bring you an unsightly, infected tree, it can also lead to possibly spreading pathogens among our incredibly healthy, local grown trees.

Moon Valley Nurseries is honored to continue the loving tradition that Jim and Marian started at this truly unique property. Acres of Manzanillo and Mission olive trees continue to grow, now joined by fruitless Wilsoni Olives and many other low water use tree varieties. Jim and Marian’s original, decades old olive trees are now available for purchase at all Moon Valley Nursery locations across Southern California. In addition, the original farm continues to be maintained and new trees and plants are being grown there with the same attention to detail as when Jim and Marian originally planted the first olive tree there. Allow us to bring part of Jim and Marian’s amazing Southern California legacy into your landscape!

Moon Valley Nursery first time On The 2015 Inc. 5000

MOON VALLEY NURSERY Ranks No. 4200 on the 2015 Inc. 5000

Inc. magazine today ranked MOON VALLEY NURSERY, Inc. NO. 4200 on its 34th annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. Companies such as Yelp, Pandora, Timberland, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, LinkedIn, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 5000.

"It's incredible to be recognized with some of the fastest growing companies in America and really illustrates the dedication and innovation provided by all the team members at all levels here at Moon Valley Nurseries," said CEO and Owner Les Blake.

The 2015 Inc. 5000, unveiled online at Inc.com and with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc. (available on newsstands August 18 to September 22) is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. The average company on the list achieved a mind-boggling three-year growth of 490%. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue is $205 billion, generating 647,000 jobs over the past three years. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at http://www.inc.com/inc5000.

"The story of this year’s Inc. 5000 is the story of great leadership. In an incredibly competitive business landscape, it takes something extraordinary to take your company to the top,” says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “You have to remember that the average company on the Inc. 5000 grew nearly six-fold since 2012. Business owners don’t achieve that kind of success by accident."

The annual Inc. 5000 event honoring all the companies on the list will be held from October 21 through 23, 2015 in Orlando. Speakers include some of the greatest entrepreneurs of this and past generations, such as Marcus Lemonis, host of the CNBC show “The Profit,” Robert Herjavec, one of the main "sharks" on ABC-TV’s “Shark Tank,” KIND Founder and CEO Daniel Lubetzky, and Co-Founder of Goodshop.com JJ Ramberg.

About Moon Valley Nursery, Inc.
Moon Valley Nursery, Inc. is a retail and wholesale tree and plant nursery that has been serving the Western United States for over thirty years. Since the beginning, we have operated as an Arizona based, family owned company and still do to this day. We are committed to growing and providing our customers with the highest quality and largest selection of trees and plants available while maintaining the absolute highest level of service. We are the largest box tree grower in the United States, growing over 1,500 varieties of trees, palms and shrubs which allows us to guarantee the lowest price anywhere. Whether you need just a tree or two, or an entire landscape, come see the Moon Valley difference for yourself. Bigger trees, better service and always the best price...Guaranteed. For more information visit http://www.moonvalleynurseries.com.

CONTACT:
John Pavlik
Director of Marketing
602-526-0602
jpavlik(at)mvncorp(dot)com

More about Inc. and the Inc. 500|5000

Methodology
The 2015 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2011 to 2014. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2011. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent--not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies--as of December 31, 2014. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2011 is $100,000; the minimum for 2014 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.'s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at http://www.inc.com/5000.

About Inc. Media:
Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today's innovative company builders. Winner of the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 13,000,000 today. For more information, visit http://www.inc.com.

The Inc. 500|5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list of the nation's most successful private companies has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual event that celebrates their remarkable achievements. The event also offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers, and evening functions.
For more information on Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Conference, visit http://www.inc.com/.

For more information contact:
Inc. Media
Drew Kerr
212-849-8250
drew(at)four-corners(dot)com

Moon Valley Nurseries creates Supercharged moon juice

The super story behind Supercharged Moon Juice

The severe freeze of 2007 was the catalyst for creating Moon Valley Nurseries amazing tree and plant growth enhancer known now as Supercharged Moon Juice. When the record freeze event hit, Moon Valley Nurseries had acres and acres of destroyed trees, palms, plants and more. Losses were estimated at nearly $50 million considering present plus future inventory losses. With thousands of blackened trees that were pretty much left for dead, Moon Valley Nurseries was desperate and tried numerous nutrients to stimulate regrowth. Bacillus microbe treatments, Thiamine mononitrate (B-1), superthrive and most known stimulators were used with no success. Moon Valley Nurseries consulted with the legendary area botanist David Plant who suggested trying a new, experimental plant nutrient called Furst Liquid. This proprietary blend of selected amino acids and proteins immediately showed results. It was tested on a 5 acre portion of the freeze damaged trees and nearly all within the test were able to begin recovering and within a year or so had returned to near normal. Unfortunately, the other trees that weren’t given the Furst weren’t able to recover and had to be mulched.

It was apparent that Furst liquid contained incredible properties for instigating and maintaining vigorous growth along with recovery benefits for all tree and plant varieties. Moon Valley Nurseries was so impressed with it, that Furst Liquid was immediately incorporated into a new type of liquid plant nutrient which is now known as Supercharged Moon Juice. Customers initially began using Supercharged Moon Juice primarily as a transplant enhancer to help ensure faster growth of new plants along with minimal transplant shock. It was soon found to benefit trees and plants during nearly all stressful situations including drought resistance, freeze damage recovery, heat stress or recovering from physical damage caused by wind or insects. Regular use of Supercharged Moon Juice helps trees and plants maintain an overall vigor and vibrancy that can’t be achieved with other fertilizers alone.

Thousands of customers now swear by the benefits of Supercharged Moon Juice and nearly everyone who uses this product seems destined to be a user for life! Even Moon Valley Nurseries arborists, Kyle Beatty and L.P. Oviedo who regularly examine trees and plants for Moon Valley customers are amazed at the results. According to Kyle “Trees and plants that are given Moon Juice never need to be replaced and appear much healthier even immediately after transplanting”

The Furst liquid that powers Supercharged Moon Juice is also included in Moon Valley Nurseries other liquid fertilizers and nutrients including Super Palm Juice, Moon Green, and Desert Juice. All of these were designed specifically for growing in the tough soils of the southwest and are used almost daily at our farms, nurseries and growing grounds across the area. For maximum growth and vigor across the lifetime of your plants, we strongly recommend continued use of Supercharged Moon Juice and all other Moon Valley brand fertilizers and nutrients. For more information on all of Moon Valley Nurseries products and services, visit us online at moonvalleynursery.com