TreeTown USA Team Receives Horticulture Industry Awards and Appointments in 2020

September 30, 2020 

HOUSTON, Tex., Sep. 30, 2020 – TreeTown USA team members received several awards and appointments from respected horticulture industry organizations in 2020. 

Chelsea Johnson, Southwest Division Scheduling Manager, was inducted into Greenhouse Product News’ annual Forty Under 40 list.  The award honors 40 individuals in the horticulture industry who demonstrate superior leadership, creativity, compassion and innovative thinking.  

Johnson, who began her career with Village Nurseries in 2013 after graduating from California Polytechnic University, Pomona, stated, “I felt honored to be nominated by my peers, those who have accomplished so much in their careers within the horticulture industry.  It really meant a lot to me.” 

Johnson and her team of eight are responsible for procurement and production scheduling for six farms currently producing just over 14 million plants.  

The Forty Under 40 award recipients were announced in the May 2020 issue of Greenhouse Product News.

The news of Johnson’s award came just before AmericanHort appointed Jonathan Saperstein, TreeTown USA Chief Executive Officer, to its Board of Directors.

Ken Fisher, AmericanHort President and Chief Executive Officer, looks forward to Saperstein’s appointment.  “Jonathan’s interest in helping our entire industry grow, the strategic business investments he’s made, and his eagerness to support the Association make him a strong candidate to sit on the AmericanHort Board of Directors.”

Saperstein joins four other industry leaders on the board and was elected for a three-year term.  The official welcome took place during the Cultivate’20 Virtual event in July.

In August, TreeTown USA received the Texas Nursery and Landscape Association’s Summit Award, which is given to a member firm that exemplifies the association’s ideals: innovation, service, and highly ethical behavior in the way it conducts its affairs.  Saperstein commented, “we could not have had the honor of receiving the Summit Award this year without an amazing team of individuals who are dedicated to our customers, our industry, and to one another.”

Saperstein accepted the award on behalf of TreeTown USA during the TNLA virtual Awards Fiesta on August 14.

About TreeTown USA

TreeTown USA, founded in 2001, is a privately-owned business headquartered in Houston, Texas, with 14 farms totaling over 6,700 production acres across Texas, Florida, Oregon, and California. With its recent acquisition of a West CoastDivision, including Village Nurseries and Hines Growers, the company now has a coast-to-coast footprint for its broad mix of high-quality plants that includes over 5,000 unique selections. To learn more about TreeTown USA, visit  



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