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    Native Plants for Conservation
    Clear Ridge Nursery is a full service plant and product supplier with an experienced staff. We have been growing Native Tree and Shrubs for 24 years and can supply Quality Ornamental plants to meet your needs. MBE Services are available for the Mid-Atlantic Area. So contact us and let us take care of you.

    Address:     217 Clear Ridge Rd. Union Bridge, MD 21791
    Contact:     Jessica Todd
    Phone:    410-775-7700    FAX:     410-848-5806


    In 1984, Joe and Sharon Barley purchased an 87 acre farm in rural Carroll County, Maryland with the vision to renovate it and start a plant nursery on the property. With a background in forestry and native plants, Joe’s vision was to grow native trees and shrubs for conservation, reforestation, and restoration projects. Clear Ridge Nursery was formally established in 1994, starting with a small inventory of 18 species and 20,000 plants in 1-2 gallon containers.


    Clear Ridge Nursery quickly flourished in a native nursery as tractors and equipment, a small work force, and thousands upon thousands of plants were added to the farm. In 2008 Jessica Barley (Todd) took the step towards succession of the company and purchased 51% of the nursery. In 2009, Clear Ridge Nursery gained MBE/DBE certification in Maryland which allows us to provide assistance to customers who have projects requiring minority participation.


    Over the last 25 years we have expanded our inventory to over 70 species of native & ornamental trees and shrubs with an inventory of 350,000 plants in 2, 3, 5, 7, 10 and 15 gallon container sizes. We are a wholesale nursery and are MBE/DBE certified in Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, New Jersey, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and the City of Philadelphia, as well as several individual counties in Maryland.

    Starting in Fall 2014 Clear Ridge Nursery began providing Native and Ornamental plants from other growers.  We are not just a grower anymore but a Wholesale Supplier of Plants and Plant products.

    What our customers say about Clear Ridge Nursery….in 2016


    “You guys are great to work with!  DNR made a big improvement to the Treemendous program when they contracted with you.”

    ~Chris Keefe of Bay Ridge


    “Clear Ridge Nursery is our choice for ordering trees and shrubs.  The entire staff, from the delivery truck drivers, to the office and sales people, are always professional and helpful.  The quality is excellent, the pricing is great, and our sales person, Mickey, goes above and beyond to make sure everything goes smoothly with our orders.”

    ~Brenda Logan of Level Landscape, LLC


    “Meadville Land Service, Inc. has had the pleasure of establishing a successful working relationship with Clear Ridge Nursery over the years.

    We can depend on Clear Ridge to supply and ship healthy, well-protected, trees, shrubs and other plants for our stream restoration and wetlands projects.

    They do their best to go one step beyond in accommodating our sometimes demanding requirements; on time, in a pleasant and helpful manner.

    If you are looking for a quality plant material supplier, give Clear Ridge Nursery a call.”

    ~Barbara Hoover of Meadville Land Service, Inc.


    “For the past 10 years, Clear Ridge Nursery has consistently supplied us with vibrant, healthy planting materials.  We can always rely on their beautiful varieties of trees and shrubs, as well as their delightful, professional staff.  

    We appreciate all of their efforts in meeting our needs, and look forward to continuing our business relationship for years to come.”

    ~Dottie Stratton of Seed & Site Solutions


    What our customers say about Clear Ridge Nursery….in 2015


    “Year after year, Clear Ridge Nursery continues to provide the highest quality tree stock at the best prices.  Since 2012, Clear Ridge Nursery has supplied more than 3,400 trees to the WV Project CommuniTree Program.  The dedicated staff at Clear Ridge Nursery work tirelessly to assist our community in increasing tree canopy with expert nursery and sales staff, friendly service, and timely delivery.  On behalf of Cacapon Institute and more than 6,500 volunteers that have planted Clear Ridge Nursery trees in the Potomac Headwaters of WV- Thank You!”

    ~Tanner Haid of Cacapon Institute


    “Clear Ridge Nursery is an honest, hardworking company that loves the nursery industry.  This is reflected in all aspects of thier business.  From their outstanding customer service, tremendous quality, attention to detail and fast shipping turnovers.  When you care this much about the people you surround yourself with it shows in everything you do.  Thank you Clear Ridge for being a pleasure to do business with!”

    ~Carolyn Begg of Ken Begg Nursery Sales


    “We started buying reforestation plant material from Clear Ridge Nursery back in 2009.  The quality of the material was always top notch as was the customer service.  This year we began using Clear Ridge to source all types of plant material for the numerous commercial and residential projects that we had contracted.  We could not be happier with their product, and the customer service continues to be second to none.  We never have to worry about plant quality with our orders and their prices are very competitive.  We look forward to many years of  continued business with Clear Ridge and hope to grow along with them into the future.”

    ~Brian T. Shorts of William T. King, Inc.



    What our customers say about Clear Ridge Nursery….in 2014


    “One of my favorite suppliers of native plants. Their knowledge and attention to detail make Clear Ridge stand out from the rest.”

    ~ Joanne Healey of Adkins Arboretum

    “I hold Clear Ridge Nursery as a stellar example of a first class operation. Dealing with your Quality team is always pleasant and professional. Overall I would rate Clear Ridge Nursery as an outstanding supplier.”

    ~ Jim Brewer of Capitol City Contractors

    “We are very happy with the trees and shrubs that we purchase from Clear Ridge Nursery.The deliveries always come to us when they are scheduled. The sales staff is the best that I have ever dealt with. There is no one better when it comes to customer responsiveness.”

    ~ Brenda Logan of Level Landscape, LLC

    “I deal with a lot of volunteers planting trees and it is so much easier to plant container stock. Finding a local nursery that sells native plants is difficult in our area of West Virginia. I appreciate having Clear Ridge Nursery near and their ability to deliver good quality trees and shrubs for our plantings is vital to our planting success.”

    ~Herb Peddicord of West Virginia Division of Forestry

    “We at Village Gardeners want to let you know what great service and quality product we get from your nursery! When we place an order, we get a fast response every time. You have a terrific selection, and the plants are consistently high in quality, size, and form. The best part is the service from start to finish.”

    ~Linda Luke and the Team at Village Gardeners Inc.

    “We use Clear Ridge Nursery over any other container grown nurseries out there! Clear Ridge has the most consistent quality that we have seen over the years. Not once has any of the stock that we have purchased ever been rejected or fallen below our standards or the standards that our clients expect and require. We also appreciate the way that Clear Ridge does business. If they do not have the items we are looking for they let us know right away, they don’t try to slip in some sub-par planting stock just to make a buck. They truly not only know how to grow outstanding planting material, but they also know how to grow their business relationships with their customers.”

    ~Anonymous, an Ohio based company

    What our customers say about Clear Ridge Nursery….in 2013


    “Clear Ridge Nursery has a great staff that works with you to meet your needs. You can count on their consistent quality to satisfy your customers needs.”

                                                                                                        ~Karen Key of Ashton Manor Environmental

    “We are consistently satisfied with the quality of the trees ordered from Clear Ridge Nursery. The quality of the tree at the cost being sold can’t be matched if you want a local nursery.”

                                                                                                                          ~Darin Crew of Bluewater Baltimore

    “With a need for the very best in hardy native trees for reforesting fields on our perserves, the Delaware Nature Society turns to Clear Ridge Nursery, for all of our plant material.”

                                                                                                             ~Derek Stoner of Delaware Nature Society

    “It’s refreshing to have a supplier from whom we can always expect consistent quality, honesty, and reliability.”

                                                                                                                                                             ~ Griff Evans of ER&M

    “The National Aquarium has always trusted Clear Ridge Nursery with our forest habitat needs. Clear Ridge Nursery offers high quality trees, a large range of native species, and an unbeatable friendly, knowledgeable staff.

                                                                                                 ~ Charmaine Dahlenburg of National Aquarium

    “I find them extremely easy to deal with, very dependable and knowledgeable in the field of native plants. The staff at Clear Ridge Nursery is always helpful, polite, and professional. The plant material that I receive is always healthy, vigorous and free of pests and disease.”… Ordering, plant selection and delivery is always timely and consistent.”…I would highly recommend Clear Ridge Nursery, Inc. for anyone who is in need of native plants.”

    ~ Dave Keane, Natural Resources Forester

    “FY11 Annual Evaluation: CRN is very professional and courteous in its dealings with Parks.”… Tree deliveries were accurate and the packing slips were correct. CRN was always available when problems arise. In general, Clear Ridge Nursery continues to be a dependable, high quality nursery. The plant material supplied is consistently good. The nursery is responsive to requests made by Parks, and Clear Ridge continues to be very easy to work with.”

    ~ New York City Dept. of Parks and Recreation


    What our customers say about Clear Ridge Nursery….in 2012


    “The tree delivery went very well yesterday at Middle Run. The trees look fanatastic! when we opened the back of the truck and saw a wall of big oaks, it was very exciting. We can’t wait to get these in the ground tomorrow.”… “The team at Clear Ridge Nursery have always provided exemplary service and are very accommodating of special requests or order changes. Deliveries are always on time and exceed my expectations in terms of the quality of the stock.”

    ~ Derek Stoner of Delaware Nature Society

    “Ecological Restoration and Management, Inc. has been a client of Clear Ridge Nursery since the beginning.”…Their friendly approach, honesty, and quality products have kept us coming back time again. During this time their service and prompt attention to our needs has been outstanding. It is comforting to know that when they quote material they actually have it, and in the sizes required.” …”we highly recommend Clear Ridge Nursery to any individual or organization looking to purchase quality native material.”

    ~ Griff Evans of ER&M

    “We have been purchasing from Clear Ridge Nursery for over 10 years and have always found their plant material to be of the best quality. Their service is outstanding and on the very rare occasion a problem has arisen it was addressed and handled to our satisfaction.”

    ~ Karen Key of Greenskeeper Environmental, LLC.