An unlikely company is getting into the nursery industry: Google. The Mountain View, California-based company is planning to use a newly purchased plot of land in Gilroy, California, to grow landscaping vegetation for its properties, according to an article by KPIX 5 News.
Michael Appel, manager of global communications and public affairs, says the company is planning to use the property as a tree nursery for existing and future campuses.
The rectangular 40-acre parcel is currently a dirt plot that’s mostly empty, except for several dilapidated structures. County records indicate the selling price was $2.1 million.
Apple did not provide details on the scope of the project but said it would be for trees and not office space.
In downtown San Jose, the project Google Village at the Diridon Train Station that is estimated to create up to 20,000 jobs will reportedly need a small forest worth of bushes, shrubs and trees.