Welcome to Maple Lane Nursery, a family owned and operated WHOLESALE Nursery located in Valatie, New York. With 50+ years growing experience, we specialize in field grown trees and evergreens, containerized trees, shrubs and perennials to which we serve to landscapers, garden centers, and contractors in New York and New England. We also sell to our local community with products such as bulk mulch, screeened top soil, leaf compost, tree stakes, fertilizer, aluminum edging and more.
In 1958, Sal Martino Sr. planted 10,000 Scotch Pines to grow and cut as Christmas trees to pay for his sons future college education. In 1962, Sal Martino, Jr. graduated from high school but decided not to attend college of brick and mortar. Instead he decided to attend the school of hard knox and started working with his dad in the apple business. The Scotch pines continued to grow and shaped into Christmas trees. In 1963, Sal Sr. cut some of the Scotch pines down and sold them as Christmas trees for $3 a tree. However, with all the time and energy invested, Sal Sr. purchased his first tractor and tree spade and began digging and balling the pines for $45 a tree. With much success, he planted out 10 acres of different varieties of trees and conifers. This was the start of Maple Lane Nursery and many years of growing to come.
Sal Jr. worked alongside with his dad until 1970, when he ventured off on his own producing and selling apples. Even though he was busy with his wholesale and retail outlet, Sal Jr. always helped his dad part-time. Eventually, in the 1980’s, Sal Jr. dissolved his apple business and began working alongside his father replacing fields of apple trees with fields of trees.
In April of 1993, the father-son duo came to an end with the passing of Sal Sr. At this time, Sal David Martino was attending Siena college and studying accounting. With his grandfather's passing, an opportunity opened up for him to join his dad and make it into the nursery it is today. Maple Lane Nursery is currently 225 acres of trees and evergreens, 40 acres of greenhouses, containered trees, shrubs and perrenials and also 8 acres of rewholesale nursery stock that is bought from the finest growers in the country.
This father-son duo has expanded within the family: Sal’s wife (David’s mom) Ann Martino is now the sectretary and Sal and Ann’s Daughter (David’s sister) Melissa Martino-Morin is the office manager. Family is the success of this business.
Maple Lane Nursery is a family owned business providing our customers the finest plant material at good value with exceptional personal service.
Mon - Fri: 7:30am - 4:30pm
Saturday: 7:30am - 12pm
3025 Route 9 Valatie, NY 12184