81910 Arus Ave, Indio, CA 92201
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Meet Our Team

Gregston Dale Young - Vice President Business Development
Gregston Young started working in the nursery business at a very young age in the growing grounds of his uncle’s Nursery. After founding WD Young Palm Trees with his two brothers and father (W.D. Young, or “Dale”) he has worked in various roles of business development. Gregston Young has personally transplanted over 100,000 trees during his career. He has further enhanced his expertise by obtaining accreditations related to the palm tree operations. Gregston has been awarded the status of Certified Mobile Crane Operator by the NCCCO, Certified Irrigation Contractor (CIC) by the Irrigation Association, Certified Irrigation Designer -Landscape (CID) by the Irrigation Association, Certified Landscape Water Manager (CLWM) by the Irrigation Association. Gregston is primarily known for his achievement as a Master Arborist, a designation awarded by the International Society of Arboriculture which is achieved by less than 2% of Certified Arborists.

David Smith - Vice President Field Operations and Sales
David is a third-generation palm grower. His family business, WD Young Palm Trees, has been transplanting palm trees onto landscapes since 1973. David is an ISA Certified Arborist and is Tree Risk Assessment Qualified. David is a NCCCO Certified Mobile Crane Operator and has overseen and installed thousands of palm trees on projects such as the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, Tustin Market Place, Bristol Street Medians, Cerritos Town Center, Lakes Las Vegas, and Porcupine Creek.

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Charlie Smith - Operations Manager
Charlie Smith started working in the Palm Tree business at a very young age, he worked in the growing fields in various capacities as well as on job sites as a crane greaser to assist his uncles and grandfather W.D. Young (Dale). Today Charlie heads up the internal operations of WD Young Palm Trees and is primarily responsible for customer service, but also has roles in the digging operations. Charlie’s focus is on customer service and to provide the best outcomes for WD Young customers he often works with VIP customers to help tag and select palms from the field for special projects.