NURSERY PRODUCTION IN ORANGE AND LOS ANGELES COUNTIES, CALIFORNIA
Wesley A. Humphrey
Nursery production has grown to a high level in Orange and Los Angeles counties, California, despite the rapid urbanization. In contrast, many other types of agricultural production have been greatly reduced.
The dollar ornamental plant production figures for each county went over the 100 million dollar mark in 1979. Several major types of ornamental production are included in the 100 million figures, however, the major part of the production is outdoor containergrown woody ornamentals. This production in the two counties represents a major share of the container-grown woody ornamentals in California.
Both local use and out-of-state sales are important in the marketing of these products. The continued strong urban development in California and superior climate for outdoor production in comparison with many other areas in the United States has been a factor in the expansion of the industry. The ready availability of transportation, an adequate supply of labor and materials
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