Relocated Japanese Americans worked in Monroe

As I have been writing the book, “The Greening Nursery Company: Born in 1850 and An American Success Story”, I’ve learned a lot about tree development and landscape processes.

One of the most interesting processes – tree budding and propagation – was one of the Greening Nursery Company’s greatest successes.

The Greening Nursery Company developed the Research Department of the Greening Nursery Company in the 1910’s. Greening employee Roy E. Sperry developed the Greening System of Bud Selection.

As profiled in the publication, “The Voice of the Orchids”, Sperry tells the story of bud selection that began on July 19, 1917 at the Friday Brothers Orchard, located in Coloma, Michigan. The concept of propagating buds from limbs or trees that are known to possess commercially-desirable characteristics (in the case of fruit – color, size, taste, durability, etc.) was not new.

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