Our History

1960s – George and Mitzi Yasuda

In the 1960’s George and Mitzi Yasuda bought a four acre parcel of land in east San Diego to start farming tomatoes establishing their presence in the Japanese American farming community. While their small farm excelled at producing high quality produce they had a dream of bigger things to come.
They started growing trees and shrubs for the landscape industry. They grew unique specimen plants and stuck to their Asian roots by growing trained Japanese Black Pines. Praised by landscape architects and landscape contractors their specimen trees are highly prized and exist to this day in residential gardens all over San Diego County and beyond.

From these humble beginnings George and Mitzi established a thriving business well respected in the industry. They started doing residential landscape installations and worked with some of the finest Landscape Architects in San Diego including Wimmer, Yamada and Associates with Joe Yamada, FASLA at the helm.

1980s – Ken Yasuda

In the 1980’s George passed away at a young age leaving both the Landscape and Nursery businesses to their son Ken Yasuda who had grown up in the family operations.

Ken took over all operations and since that time he has expanded both businesses. In the mid 1980’s Ken purchased 14 acres in Bonsall which has been transformed into the Main Growing Grounds for all of our specimen trees up to 108” Box size.

Ken has had a highly successful career as a licensed Landscape Contractor for over forty years. He has managed the installation of award winning residential projects all over San Diego County. Many of our projects are large in size, scope, and complexity. Ken has worked with many of the finest Architects, Landscape Architects, and General Contractors in Southern California.

Our Business Today

After 50 years of production our trees are comparable in quality and size with anything available in the industry. We have a huge number of unique specimen trees including:

  • Dragon Trees
  • Tree Aloes
  • Trained Black Pines
  • Strawberry Trees
  • Trumpet Trees
  • Mediterranean Fan Palms
  • Pindo Palms
  • Senegal Date Palms
  • Kentia Palms

* For Botanical Names and available sizes please refer to our Availability List for more information.