John T Nieman Nursery has been a family run nursery for 4 generations. John began as a young child helping his father and aunts. Along the way, he developed a love and knowledge for trees. The family began selling Christmas trees in Finneytown in the 1930’s. In 1962, John purchased the current tree farm with his wife, Marilyn. He began planting trees and opened cut-your-own Christmas trees in 1987. Since then he has added more and more trees and a Christmas shop.
The shop was started by John’s wife, Marilyn (who passed on in 2009). Marilyn made all of her bows by hand, and passed that tradition down to her daughters. She decorated wreaths, swags and arrangements and still had time to greet everyone with a smile and a “Merry Christmas!” The shop is now run by her daughters (Annette, Teresa, and Melinda) and daughter-in-law (Shannon).
John is assisted by his son Tim, who is a certified Arborist. John and Tim spend many hours working in the fields and they sustain over 60,000 trees that all require ample care. It takes approximately 8 years to grow a salable tree, and every year each tree is trimmed and manicured to keep the perfect shape that customers have come to expect and enjoy.
When you visit our farm you can always expect a smile and a helping hand. We have always believed in having the best trees and the best service without the gimmicks.