Now in its 97th year of business, Kankakee Nursery is a 2,500-acre wholesale grower of exceptional trees and evergreens located one hour south of Chicago in Aroma Park, IL.
They specialize in both balled-and-burlapped and container production, with a rapidly-increasing focus on growing native species using the eco-friendly Root Pouch container. They produce roughly half of all of their plants using in-house propagation methods, and currently serve customers throughout the United States and Canada.
What started as two high school buddies trying to support themselves through the Great Depression now supports around 100 Kankakee families, many of whom have been with them for multiple decades. Its growth has been attributed to having great employees and great customers.
They believe their relationships with their customers are lasting because of the quality service and plant materials, efficient delivery, understanding of their needs, and a commitment to be the best they can be. Kankakee Nursery is now being led by the 4th generation of the Worth family.