...and then there is Newman, the company mascot!
Newman, the family's Newfoundland
Abel Contreras at Urban Forest Nursery, Inc.Urban Forest Nursery, Inc. has four full-time employees helping out in the field.  For over fifteen years, Abel Contreras has held the position of Field Operations Manager, responsible for supervising the day-to-day work associated with planting, irrigating, pruning, digging, and loading.  Luis and Paulino are Abel's right-hand men, and work hard to ensure the nursery is in tip-top shape!
Jim & Annie's daughter, Lisa Liefke, joined UFN in February 2009.  Lisa spent the first 11 years of her career in corporate America, recently as a Product Manager.  However, she was ready to get some small business experience, so decided it was time to give the family business a try.  Lisa is currently Director of Marketing & Operations.
About our company...Jim & Annie Barborinas, owners of Urban Forestry Services, Inc. and Urban Forest Nursery, Inc.

Jim and Annie Barborinas moved from the Midwest to Washington State on January 1, 1988.  After a couple of years working for another local forestry consulting business, they started their own arboricultural consulting company, based in Mount Vernon.  A few years later, Jim wanted to explore his other passion of actually growing the trees he was so enthusiastic about, so they rented a small field down the road and began planting.  They eventually were able to purchase 32 acres of beautiful land in the Skagit Valley, and as they say...the rest is history...
15119 McLean Road
Mount Vernon, WA  98273
(O) 360-428-5810
(M) 360-770-9921
(F) 360-428-1822

Urban Forest Nursery, Inc.
Urban Forestry Services, Inc.
(O)360-428-5810  (M)360-770-9921  (F)360-428-1822