Speaker Bios:

Matthew and Tim Nichols are the co-owners and operators of Nichols Nursery, MrMaple.com, and MrGinkgo.com. They are passionate about their love for maples and they share this interest through educational talks and group presentations. They enjoy helping people learn about Japanese maples.

Matt's knowledge and  love was recognized nationally when he was the lead speaker for the 2012 Maple Society Meeting in Seattle, Washington. Tim Nichols was a speaker at the 2013 Maple Society Meeting in Asheville, NC. Growing up in the mountains of North Carolina, Matt and his brother Tim have expanded their father's  hobby into a respected nursery that offers a large selection from their ornamental tree collection of over 1000 Japanese maple cultivars, over 100 acer species, and over 50 cultivars of ginkgo.

Tim and Matt are accomplished grafters who consider themselves students of maple and ginkgo propagation and are  progressive in looking for improvements to this process. Tim is an active member of the International Plant Propagator's Society and sits on the executive board for the Blue Ridge Horticulture Association. Matt Nichols sits on the executive board of the Maple Society. They are also active members of the North American Conifer Society.

They travel extensively  talking to industry leaders about propagation and advanced growing methods. Matt  and his brother recently were guest lectures on Japanese Maple propagation for  NC State University at the JC Raulston Arboretum. They have also guest lectured on propagation at the University of Tennessee. In 2013, Matt and Tim presented their first academic article on Japanese Maple Propagation to the Southern Region of the International Plant Propagator's Society.  Nichols Nursery was recommended in the May 2011 issue of Southern Living Magazine. MrMaple.com was featured on an episode of In the Garden with Bryce Lane on PBS in fall 2013. If you want to learn about Japanese maples, MrMaple.com is the place to be.

Have your group learn about Japanese maples by having Tim or Matt speak at your event.

Speeches Currently Available:

The ABC's of Japanese Maples: An Intrudoction to Japanese Maples

The Acer Addiction: A look at how different plant collectors create a maple collection from an amazing assortment of maples

Heat Tolerant Maples for the South: Focusing on ornamental maples that perform well in the Southern United States

Japanese Maples For Containers: Japanese maples make fantastic container plants. This is a look at how to grow maples in containers and look at which cultivars perform best in patio pots

New and Exciting Japanese Maples: A talk on the newest maples in the industry

The World of Ginkgo: An introduction into ginkgo and a look into the new and exciting trend of ornamental ginkgo in the garden and landscape

To have Tim and Matt talk to your garden group or at your event please contact info@mrmaple.com for more information.

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Propagating over 1000 Cultivars of Japanese Maples!
Matt and Tim giving a presentation at the JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University.
Matt Nichols speaking at the 2012 Maple Society Meeting in Seattle, Washington.
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