Joe Wong is a highly experienced horticulturalist. He has spent the last 30 years improving nursery production and growing systems. He began his career with the B.C. Ministry of Forests in 1978 and, in 1985, started Woodmere Nursery, where he managed the design and construction of a greenhouse facility with an initial crop production of 2.5 million containerized seedlings per year. Those operations have now increased to 12 million seedlings annually and Woodmere has been a recipient of the prestigious Northern Forest Innovator’s Award for its research into improving the germination of trees.