Established in 1923, we are one of the oldest nursery associations in the United States. The history of our association is very long and rich with many of our members present and past recognized nationally for there contributions to horticulture. We strive to maintain our legacy as one of the oldest and most well respected local nursery and landscape associations.
As a group we gather at member meetings to network, discuss the best new plants or products (as well as the old ones) and tour member locations. We work together to improve the level of integrity and quality of the horticulture industry in our area. Giving back to our community is a priority for LNA. Together as friends & competitors to help other area nonprofits to realize the beauty of plants and raise the awareness of the green industry.
Mark White Memorial Grove
If you have attended even one LNA meeting with Mark you would remember. You'd remember his smile. You'd remember his positive attitude. You'd remember his phone number because you entered it into your phone just as soon as he gave you his next big community project.
Mark passed away February 2015 and multiple memorials popped up around town to honor Mark. The Louisville Nursery Association members donated, delivered, and installed eight trees in an island on Lyman Johnson Drive in memory of Mark White.
Mark was appointed Louisville metro arborist in 2008, overseeing the planting and management of trees throughout the city - prior to that he was a private landscape contractor - during all these years, Mark was a consumate activist for Louisville. Mark is missed but his spirit lives on!
LNA Members Dedicated to Service
City Parking Lot Tree'd: ✓
The Louisville Nursery Association and city arborist / 15 year LNA member Mark White have coordinated a unique collection of trees for perimeter of the City Parking Lot on Market between 6th and 7th streets. About a dozen declining ash trees were recently removed and the LNA is stepping up to replant the space with a purposeful and beautiful collection of diverse trees that have been locally grown by members of our 91 year old association.
LNA members planted 28 trees from nearly a dozen different species
Blackgum Coffee Tree ‘Espresso’ American Hophornbeam
Elm ‘Emerald Sunshine’ Elm ‘Frontier’ Elm, Lacebark ‘Burgundy’
Gingko ‘Autumn Gold’ Lilac ‘Snowcap’ Hedge Maple ‘Streetwise’
Bur Oaks Parrotia Ironwood ‘Ruby Vase’ Hardy Rubber Trees
Saphora japonica ‘Halka’ Planetree ‘Sutnerii’
Atherton High selected as a LNA public service project Winter 2014/15
Thanks again to Mikey Hayman for bringing LNA into this project: the 21 trees the LNA planted Dec 2014 are building on a planting of 32 diverse trees planted on campus a year ago by Re-Tree Dundee.
Atherton has healthy 200 year old oaks on campus & the most diverse tree collection of any JCPS campus, including Saphora, Nyssa, Taxodium, Ginkgo, Aesculus, Catalpa, Acer, Quercus, Parrotia, Sassafras and more, some very mature.
Principal Tom Aberli is a tree champion. He waters new trees himself. He plans to be at Atherton 10 more years to support the arboretum. Science teachers will use the tree collection in their curriculum. The Tree Commission is encouraging the example of Atherton to be spread to other schools. More trees will follow from a variety of sources in future years, building a 45 acre arboretum.