The Harrington Tree Nursery is owned and operated by a dedicated and experienced group of professionals.



Alexander (Sandy) Bates is a forest technician with over 45 years of experience in forestry. He has been at Harrington since 1986 and continues to lead our team.
Jenna Bates started working at Harrington as a summer student and joined the office staff after finishing her commerce degree in 2008. She is always available to answer questions and help with any private tree orders.


Jonathan Bates started as a summer student before getting his horticulture degree from Niagara College. He worked in greenhouses in southern Ontario before coming back to Harrington in 2008 to grow trees.
Mike Downing joined the team in 2011 upon completion of his Bachelor of Science in forestry. He is a forest engineer with experience in sustainable woodlot management and was also a summer student before returning to the greenhouse.

Our technical crew is responsible for the management and care of all of crops from seeding until delivery. They are an integral part of our success.

Greenhouse Team

The Harrington Tree Nursery is fortunate to have an amazing group of employees that join us every year from April to November. We owe our success to their hard work and dedication. They always step up to the challenge and prove that work can be well done while having fun.


If you’re interested in joining our team, send your resume or fill out an application and email it to We also hire summer students over the age of 18.

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