About Us

 
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Sewing the Seeds (1992): Our glorious founders, Steen Christensen & Jonathan Claasen, assemble some of the first "tree-in-a-tube" products in Jonathan's garage. Like the trees pictured here, Jonsteen has been growing steadily ever since!

 
 

Think Trees!

 
 

Former President of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev (left), inspects a Jonsteen seedling during a visit to San Francisco, CA.

Born in America's National Parks as a supplier of live redwoods with interpretive packaging, The Jonsteen Company has grown to serve a diverse array of clients, from individuals and small independent retailers to major public relations firms and Fortune 500 companies on all kinds of tree projects, large and small. More than just a wholesale tree grower, Jonsteen is known for creatively packaging its trees for a variety of markets and purposes; for teaching about trees and their many benefits to people and the planet; and for supporting, in perpetuity, the folks giving, selling, and growing its trees.

At its founding, Jonsteen committed to spread a message of respect for our environment, and a love of trees. We dedicated ourselves to teaching about the manifold benefits that trees bring to our planet, our communities, and our lives individually and collectively. And though that was more than 25 years ago, we are more convinced than ever that by caring about our planet and the life in it, by understanding our connectedness, a better, brighter future will be born. That’s the reason we work hard every day to make Jonsteen a tree company that cares for the planet and everyone that loves to be alive.

Jonsteen specializes in Giant Sequoias and Coast Redwoods, but also grows many other tree species — trees appropriate to climates and landscapes of all kinds around the country and around the world. As a tree-educator, Jonsteen works with individuals, schools, businesses, non-profits, and government to boost the knowledge and appreciation of trees and, especially, to increase actual tree planting. Finally, Jonsteen is the originator of an irresistible line of 100% guaranteed seed germination grow kits, which have been an interpretive staple in America’s National Parks for years, and can be found in some of our country’s truly great settings, from The White House to Disneyland!

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Photo by Shane Ernest

 
 
 

Grow with the best of 'em!

Jonsteen products can be found in some of our country's truly great settings.