About Us

M. Putzer Hornby Nursery is proud to be a company that has a commitment to the future and to a better environment.
We set high standards and continually make improvements of our own.
Through every step in our operation our objective is quality.
Good nursery stock requires professional dedication.
It requires people with enduring pride in their work.
It is people of this type that you will come to know at M. Putzer Hornby Nursery.
People to whom the nursery is a profession, who care to contribute to the environment, and who spare nothing to grow nursery stock which meet the Putzers’ own high standards.

The following statement, written by John Putzer, was our inside front cover of our 1972 wholesale price list:    

Why you buy the best when you buy from us!
Our trees are grown by experienced Nurserymen, in fertile soil,and well spaced rows.

All our trees are fertilized and sprayed periodically, in order to keep them in the healthiest of conditions.
Trees are pruned individually to give them the best possible shape and compact forms.
Our nursery stock is many times transplanted for best development of fine fibrous root systems.
The soil at our Hornby location is excellent to produce a soil stringball.
We take pride in saying that we grow some of the best specimen stock for high class landscape work found anywhere in the area.

In 2016 we still stand by the above statement!
We thank you for your past patronage and look forward to serving you again.
We hope you have a successful and prosperous year.
Sincerely yours,

 Putzer Nursery and Staff

Farmer’s Creed

I believe a man’s greatest possession is his dignity and that no calling bestows this more abundantly than farming.

I believe hard work and honest sweat are the building blocks of a person’s character.

I believe that farming, despite its hardships and disappointments, is the most honest and honorable way a man can spend his days on this earth.

I believe farming nurtures the close family ties that make life rich in ways money can’t buy.

I believe my children are learning values that will last a lifetime and can be learned in no other way.

I believe farming provides education for life and that no other occupation teaches so much about birth, growth and maturity in such a variety of ways.

I believe many of the best things in life are free: the splendor of a sunrise, the rapture of wide open spaces, the exhilarating sight of your land greening each spring.

I believe true happiness comes from watching your crops ripen in the field, your children grow tall in the sun, your whole family feel the pride that springs from their shared experience.

I believe that by my toil I am giving more to the world than I am taking from it, an honor that does not come to all men.

I believe my life will be measured ultimately by what I have done for my fellowmen, and by this standard I fear no judgment.

I believe when a man grows old and sums up his days, he should be able to stand tall and feel pride in the life he’s lived.