in the Association shall be open to all residents of West Virginia who grow and/or sell ornamental nursery stock as registered nurseries or nursery dealers, including trees, evergreens, shrubbery and perennials and have actively engaged in retail or wholesale business of these products for a minimum of two years as a majority portion of their livelihood and who shall bear a reputation for trustworthy dealings, which must be maintained as a condition of membership. Active members include:
- Landscape architects
- Commercial horticulturists
- Christmas tree growers
- Representatives of parks, estates, gardens, and arboretums
Active members are entitled to one vote on each matter proposed to the members and may hold an elected office of the Association. Dues: $35 per year.
Affiliate membership may be extended to spouse and/or employees of Active Members.
Dues: $5 per year.
shall be those individuals, partnerships or corporations who furnish materials or render services to the nursery and landscape industry or who are associated with the nursery and landscape industry in any way. Associate membership shall be extended to and shall include:
- Related industries
- Technical officials of the WV Department of Agriculture
- State educational institutions and horticultural educators
- Out-of-state nurserymen and related industries
Associate Members have no voting rights, may not hold office or be eligible for membership on the Board of Directors.
Dues: $35 per year.
shall be extended to national, regional and/or local merchandisers. These firms must have at least 25% of their gross sales in green goods and maintain year- round sales facilities for nursery stock. Representatives of these firms have no voting rights, may not hold office or be eligible for membership on the Board of Directors. Each store will be counted as one allied member.
Dues: $100 per store, per year.