Our journey began in 1973 when the initial 54 acres of land were purchased in Aherla, Co Cork, just 15 miles west of Cork City, and works began to clear and prepare the land.
The founding partners, Des Nangle and Matthew Niesen Snr, oversaw a concentration on the production of roses and fruit trees in the early days with a small selection of street and amenity trees. Conifers were added shortly afterwards and by the late 70’s the focus had firmly switched to the production of field grown trees.
Jumping forward, the mid 90’s brought the first real explosion in the supply of trees from the nursery, with Coolmore Stud in Co Tipperary being an important client at this time. Golf course construction was undergoing a boom in Ireland at this time, and we are proud to have supplied trees for Mount Juliet, Fota Island, West Waterford, The K Club and The Heritage to name a few. Some notable private clients at this time included U2 (Bono and The Edge), Chris De Burgh, actors Angela Lansbury and Brian Dennehy, President Mary Robinson, and not forgetting Charlie Haughey at Kinseally.