836 Cleland Mill Road
New Castle, PA 16102
Choose-n-cut Christmas Tree Farm.
Located in Lawrence County, PA.
Family owned and operated.
McConnell's Nursery was founded in 1975 when Richard McConnell bought the land from his father, who operated a dairy farm. Richard and his wife, Christine, then began to use the land to grow evergreen trees such as; Scotch Pine, Norway Spruce, and Blue Spruce. In the following years, they continued to plant and experiment with several kinds of evergreens and deciduous trees as well as shrubs and groundcover.
Their children; Scott, Gretchen, Jen, always knew they had work to do around the farm. Richard, Scott and Jen all graduated from the horticulture department at Penn State University and are still on the farm.
McConnell's Nursery is now made up of over 70 acres of evergreens and deciduous trees. We specially dig each tree with our 24", 30" or 34" tree diggers. The machines allows us to dig trees ranging in size from 4' up to 9' or with up to a 3 1/2" caliper. We provide quality B&B material for garden centers, landscape contractors and wholesalers throughout the area and as far as 300 miles away.
Weather dependent, our dig seasons are generally from March to May and again in the fall months. We can provide shipping through a local company at an additional cost.
We have a collection of perennials consisting of native favorites and a large selection of daylilies. McConnell's is also a Choose-n-Cut Tree Farm during the Christmas season.
The farm has seen a lot of changes from milking cows in the 60's and through all the years of hand digging every tree. For many years much of the profit was made from propagating groundcover.
With only 4 employees at the nursery now, there is a large 'work crew' of 3rd generation help running around the farm. Wherever the future takes McConnell's Nursery we are excited to see what is around the corner.
"A man can do nothing better than
to eat and drink and find satisfaction in his work."