The first Expo Tree Centre Opheusden puts the important avenue and ornamental tree region around Opheusden in the spotlight.
In this part of Holland, approximately 130 nurseries produce a wide range of standard and ornamental trees. The trees from this region are sold at home and abroad. This region is a major fruit producing area.
Wholesalers, exporters or the nurseries themselves supply other nurseries, authorities, open space planners, gardeners and garden centres.
Eighty per cent goes to other countries (11 per cent outside the EU).
EXPO TCO trade fair is expected to turn into an annual event. The organisers hope to attract approximately 100 participants for this first show.
Nurseries, exporters and suppliers will participate in this trade fair. The suppliers will mainly cater for technology. Various prominent machinery businesses have settled in the Tree Centre Opheusden area. They produce advanced solutions to make treecare more efficient.
These include tree-clearing machines, tree-planting machines, tree-loading cranes, tonkin cane-planting machines and cutting platforms. An important development is the application of GPS systems.
Admission is free, but visitors do have to register in advance, which they can do on www.treecentreopheusden.nl
This website also gives all other information on the trade fair.
The first Expo Tree Centre Opheusden will be held October 3-4 2012.