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Who we are

Who we are

Our Story

In 1986, Ken and Sue purchased a small farm in Burlington, Washington. They planted their first seedling trees in 1990 and Chrishaven Trees was born! Since that time the business has tailored its plant assortment to meet the needs of a discerning clientele. Great care is given to field culture, pruning and training to provide trees of the best quality and health for clients. Read more.

“Sue grows the loveliest Stewartia’s in all of the Pacific Northwest!”
-Laura Wildfong, Northwest Nurseries in Redmond
Who we are
  • Ken

    Ken Christianson

    Ken grew up on his parent’s farm in Mount Vernon. He had an interest in diversified agriculture at an early age, eventually going on to graduate from Washington State University with a
    degree in Agronomy. Read more.

  • Sue

    Sue Christianson

    Sue is co-owner of Chrishaven Trees and has been involved since its founding in 1990. Her leadership, personal relations skills, and business acumen has been a true asset to the nursery. Read more.


  • Jay Christianson

    Jay graduated from Washington State University in 2004 with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a Minor in Horticulture. Read more.