About Us

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.

2021 Team Picture

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

Levi & Heather Heidrich

Co-Owner

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

Katie (Heidrich) Graf

Co-Owner

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!

Joel Heidrich

Joel Heidrich

Co-Owner

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”

Jerry Heidrich “Dad”

Founder, Co-Owner

Dad is the founder of Heidrich’s Colorado Tree Farm Nursery. His hard work and determination planted firm roots that have allowed the nursery to grow and thrive. We are extremely lucky to have learned from him. Dad is a graduate from KU (maybe why we like the Jayhawks), but before that he played football for the Air Force Academy. He did many things before he settled in Colorado including teaching, coaching, and food service. He grew up in Kansas and enjoyed spending his summers on the family ranch in Oklahoma. He knew someday he wanted to get back into agriculture and from there he ended up in the nursery business. Today dad is semi-retired, which means he only works 50 hours a week! If you have bought a Pinon or Ponderosa Pine in the last 35 years, there is a very good chance he dug it. He still stops by the nursery to make sure we are doing things right, and to fix the equipment Levi and Joel have messed up. He enjoys his time off by spending it with his family, and enjoying his five grandchildren. He also loves to read, attend local music concerts, shoot, watch movies, and is a darn good cook. If you ever get a chance to eat his fried chicken you are in for a real treat!
Grandma and Grandpa (Hank & Evelyn)

Grandma and Grandpa (Hank & Evelyn)

Grandma and Grandpa ran the retail nursery at The Chapel Hills Mall in the 80s and early 90s. They would travel from their home in KS and stay here during the busy spring and summer months. Today we still have customers that remember buying trees from them at the mall. Grandma passed away in 2008, and we are very sad to say that Grandpa passed away in 2013. They both will be missed dearly and we are very lucky to have had them for as long as we did. They instilled their values in their family, and if there were more people like them today the world we live in would be a much better place. We love and miss them both.