About Premier Trees


Premier Trees Ltd. is a family business that was started in 1982 with over 30,000 spruce seedlings planted by Rad and Fay Hartwell. Today, Fay’s son Jim Welsh and his wife Louise are now the primary owners and operators. There have been many changes and improvements along the way, including expanded fields and varieties along with a vast knowledge of trees and how to care for them.

Experience & Education

Jim has a B.Sc. in Agriculture and Louise has B.Ed. Both have had the unique experience of growing up in a farming environment which had certainly helped in creating and developing their business. They also both left successful careers to pursue their current business venture which they feel has been a very rewarding decision.


Premier Trees Ltd specializes in the growth and transplanting of large, hardy trees. The most popular tree they grow continues to be Colorado Blue Spruce although there is also a wide selection of deciduous trees that are known to be hardy to the climatic areas of south eastern B.C. and the Calgary area.