Foothills Nurseries has several locations on the east side of Calgary which include 400 acres of field-grown caliper trees (40-150 mm), pot-in-pot 15-gallon deciduous trees, as well as shrubs and perennials. In addition, more land is available to increase our production.
We are growing shade, ornamental, and evergreen trees for landscape purposes. Our trees are suitable for Zones 2 to 4. We follow the “Canadian Standard” for nursery stock grown and sold as outlined by the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association (CNLA) and Landscape Alberta.
In an ongoing quest to provide our customers with hardy and versatile plants, we educate ourselves through courses, workshops, and meetings. These are provided through our membership with the national and provincial levels of landscape trades/grower groups. We always strive to add new varieties to our product line-up and to be up-to-date with any new developing trends.
One of these trends was pot-in-pot production which has become quite popular with our customers. We have been continually expanding this area of stock and we now have about 10 acres of deciduous trees growing in 15-gallon pots. These potted trees are a perfect solution to get size-able trees into those hard-to-reach places because the trees can be hand carried instead of requiring a tree spade to dig the hole and a crane truck to lift the tree into the hole.
Also, as part of our continual quest to improve, Foothills is interested in more than just the green of our plant material. The growing concern over the environment and the careful stewardship of it encourages us to develop our own strategies for being green.
Owner & Manager
Josh began working with Foothills Nurseries in 2019 and is excited to have the role of owner and manager, taking the place of previous owner/manager, Blaire Cote. Josh brings his enthusiasm for life, business, and the green industry to the company while leading the FHN team towards an exciting future.
Procurement & Inventory Manager
Since joining Foothills Nurseries in 2012, Helmut has brought expert knowledge and experience to the team, specializing in procurement and inventory. He has a strong dedication to helping our customers get the right product at the right time and managing all the challenges in the process.
Sales & Container Production
With over 20 years of experience in the industry, Wade is dedicated to high-quality service in sales and container production. He has developed long-lasting customer relationships, as well as connecting and meeting the needs of our ever-expanding new customer base.
Executive Assistant & AP/AR
Known by most of our valued customers, Debi is our customer service and accounting specialist. She is committed to using her many administrative and accounting skills to make our customer’s experience the best it can be.
Communications & Administration
Jacey works a sales and admin role in addition to managing our media and communications. She works directly with our customers on a daily basis, placing orders and leading tree tours. On the side, she handles our photography, videography, and design for FHN.
As our logistics manager, Omar does an excellent job maintaining farm organization and deliveries. From equipment maintenance to tree care and delivery, Omar works hard to ensure production runs smoothly and customers are getting what they need.
Field Manager & Grower
Colin is our field grower and manager. He and his team are ensuring the trees our customers need are top quality, and that we continue to grow what the industry needs when they need.
Field & Inventory Specialist
June works with our caliper trees as an inventory specialist. She ensures our trees are properly measured, categorized, and cataloged. In addition to inventory, June assists our tagging team in selecting trees for orders.
Container Grower & Team Lead
Joel leads our shrub pad team and heads our production for container stock. He takes pride in taking care of the potted trees, shrubs, and perennials for our customer's projects. Joel has several years of experience with container stock and is a valuable member of the FHN team.