After graduating from the University of Southwest Louisiana in 1975 with a degree in Horticulture, Gerald L. Foret, Jr. started his own company, Gerald Foret Landscaping. Like most self built companies, Gerald started with a pickup truck, shovel, and a wheel barrow, and with much determination he fought through the oil recession of the 80′s. Always wanting to be a grower, he decided to start a small 20 acre field operation, and the landscaping company helped finance the growing operation for a number of years until the nursery could stand on its own.
Now that technology is very much the driving force of many businesses, we have phased out much of the field operation and have gone to primarily container production. We feel that we can grow a tree much faster in a container and the South Louisiana climate grants us a very productive 10 month growing season.
The landscaping industry has certainly changed a great deal in recent years, and as our industry continues to change we plan to update our nursery practices to keep up with these changes. Gerald Foret Wholesale Nursery will continue to be on the cutting edge of container growing technology. Visit our website regularly to see what we have to offer in the world of ornamental trees.
Our knowledgeable and hard-working staff members are the main ingredients in our recipe for success.
Gerald Foret is the owner and founding horticulturist. He began his business with a red tin shed, seven acres, and a John Deere tractor in 1979. A sharp shovel, leather gloves, and a faith in the nursery business inspired by both his uncle, Dr. James A. Foret, and his cousin Jim Foret brought forth his vision of the best trees that he could cultivate and deliver to you! Gerald has stayed active in professional organizations, trade shows, and leadership positions in his state association.
Gerard Vincent is the shipping manager and a dedicated team player since 1980. His commitment has been invaluable in the impeccable servicing of the orders. As they come in, Gerard tags and carefully grades the trees for shipping. By taking pride in “five star” products, all shipments are quality controlled.
Albert Durio is the nursery production manager and has been an integral part of Gerald’s team since 2007. Albert continues his family tradition of nursery business as a horticulturist, graduated from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. One of the ways that Albert stays abreast of the changes in horticulture is by remaining active in horticultural associations.
Albert along with Gerard and Gerald, strive for quality tree production. Their combined nursery industry expertise is more than 100 years.
Rodlyn Cochran is the office manager and brings to the team business management and computer experience. Rodlyn is dedicated to assisting each staff member deliver complete customer satisfaction with each order.
With all of the dedicated employees from management to labor staff, we at GERALD FORET WHOLESALE NUSERY are ready and willing to tailor your nursery order to meet your specifications.
- Credit arrangements are made before shipment or customer pickup. All first time orders are COD or Prepaid.
- Unless a credit application has been completed, processed and approved, future orders will be shipped COD.
- Past due accounts will be charged 1.5% per month on unpaid balance.
- If collection fees are incurred, the customer will be responsible.
- Gerald Foret Wholesale Nursery will do everything possible to insure that nursery stock arrives to its destination in good condition.
All claims on count and condition must be made within 48 hours of receipt of merchandise. Gerald Foret Wholesale Nursery will not be liable for any costs over the purchase price of product. All sales are final. Restocking fee is 15%.