A Fourth Generation Grower

JLPN is a Fourth-generation grower, family seedling operation owned and operated by John and Crystal Lewis. JLPN was formed as an off-shoot of Lew’s Lakeshore Nursery in the year 2000. Before that time, LLN was strictly a bare root seedling grower dating back to the 1960’s. Bill Lewis (John’s Father) had vision, market insight and a strong customer base. He recognized the need for seedlings with greater durability and higher quality standards, than could be produced in the field. With that, he helped John build and form JLPN.

JLPN purchased Lew’s Lakeshore in 2007, when Bill retired. What started off as a small container seedling production of 20,000 sq. ft. of greenhouse, over time, expanded into a 300,000 sq. ft. greenhouse growing facility, on 150 acres of prime land in the Willamette Valley.

From the onset, JLPN produced deciduous seedlings in the Anderson Band Pot and softwood rooted cuttings of deciduous shade tree cultivars. However, growing bare root seedlings for the shade, fruit, flowering and ornamental market is still a large part of our focus.

Our facility and our fields are kept clean and sterile with regular soil fumigation every three years and strict cleanliness practices. This ensures our products arrive clean and free of pests.

With Trystan joining us as the 4th Generation in 2022, JLPN has added conifer plugs and Stage 3 Tissue Culture acclimation to our production line, as a way to grow our company in the ever-evolving industry.

JLPN is a LEAN focused nursery that always strives to create value added product, that will deliver greater financial results for the grower. We are constantly researching production mechanics and methods, to make the best tree liner possible. Education never ends at JLPN.

We highly encourage and welcome growers for a tour of JLPN. Visitors will see the uniformity, consistency and value-added product that we produce, on an annual basis. Our customers range from the $1000 minimum order, up to full semi-truck loads of liner material to be shipped both nationally and internationally.

We look forward to being the foundation for your growing success!