In 1977 CTF was founded and stood for Cattle, Trees, and Firewood. Mom and dad quickly filled a niche in collecting native trees and other nursery stock thus changing it to Colorado Tree Farm. In the spring of 1988, CTF began a retail branch of our wholesale nursery at the Chapel Hills Mall. Until 1999, we called the retail branch of our business Chapel Hills Nursery. In 2003, we moved to our current location on Woodmen Road. Here we have a 10.5 acre retail/wholesale nursery. In 2008, we restructured both the wholesale and retail nurseries to Heidrich’s Colorado Tree Farm Nursery LLC.
Grandpa and Grandma (Hank and Evelyn) minded the retail store of Chapel Hills Nursery in the early years, while Dad (Jerry) kept things going both on the wholesale side and producing nursery stock for the retail nursery. Today us “kids” run the nursery. We were raised in the nursery industry and have helped in growing and handling nursery stock since we were in diapers. We would love to expand our business without losing our family touch, so we are looking for “family-like” outside help. If you are interested in being “adopted,” talk to us. There are job descriptions and our job application located here.
Our goal at Heidrich’s Colorado tree farm Nursery is to provide our customers the hardiest, toughest, healthiest plants that we can. In addition we want them to experience customer service that is hard to come by this day and age. We are here to help, so please if you need anything, just ask!
A Little Bit About our Family
Levi & Heather Heidrich
Our favorite part about the nursery are the people we work with. We have an amazing team that is more like a family than a place you “go to work”. We both graduated from Colorado College where we met. We have two kiddos Cooper and Piper, a golden retriever, and one kitty. We enjoy camping, hiking, family trips, working in our yard, shooting sports, Bronco games, and spending time with our family! Levi grew up working in the Nursery with his Dad. Heather got “volunteered by marriage”. We want to continue to grow our nursery but not by sacrificing time with our family or the quality of plants we provide to our customers, and by maintaining a very high standard of customer service and value. Levi served on the ALCC Southern Chapter’s Team for 8 years, was awarded the Outlook Emerging Leader Award in 2013, and served four years on the CNGA Board of Directors.
Katie (Heidrich) Graf
I graduated from Colorado College with Heather with a degree in Anthropology, and then went on to complete my BSN. I worked at Penrose Main for a short time as a nurse (which is handy working with Levi and Joel), but realized how much I missed working outside with my brothers doing what I truly love. I returned to my roots at the nursery where I keep the office running smoothly. I live in Falcon with my husband Rick and our four awesome daughters McKenzie, Hailey, Penelope, and Zoey. I love spending time with my family and being a mommy. It is great to be a part of a small business that incorporates the best parts of life!
I’m the youngest (but not the smallest) of my four siblings. I’ve also been working in the nursery since I was a little kid. I enjoy working with my family and our great team to continue to grow our business. When I have spare time I enjoy shooting my guns and spending time with my lovely wife April, sons Isaiah and Zach, and our dog Blake. I help keep all the equipment maintained and am the closest thing we have to an IT guy.
Jerry Heidrich “Dad”