Carl brings with him thirty years of comprehensive experience dedicated to the production of bare root seedlings and nursery stock at provincial nurseries in Ontario. He is well-known and respected for his cultural knowledge and expertise.
Most of this time was spent growing trees at the Midhurst Forest Tree Nursery near Barrie. Carl worked with peers within the provincial nursery organization to facilitate the development of provincial standards for seedling production, growing prescriptions, cultural and operational improvements and the introduction of new technologies that resulted in the production of improved planting stock for the Ministry and its many customers.
Carl finished his MNR career as Operations Manager at the St. Williams Forest Tree Nursery near Simcoe.
In 1998, Carl was hired by Somerville Nurseries Inc. to lead the development of its new Bare Root Seedling Division at Everett, near Alliston. Today, Somerville Seedlings has an annual production of close to four million seedlings and is recognized as the industry leader in the production of high quality trees seedlings.