Ulrik Kejser Nyvold MS
Levinsen Treeseed Co.
Ulrik Kejser Nyvold (47 years old) holds a Master in Forestry and Economics from the University of Copenhagen. He was initially involved in investments in forests for forest industries and institutional investors, but in 2007 he acquired the seed company “Levinsen - Treeseed.com”. Ulrik has been running the company for 16 years with the strategic goal of delivering the best enhanced genetics through technically high quality seed produced in seed orchards controlled by Levinsen.
Levinsen is a Danish based seed company that has been producing seeds for trees, ornamentals and Christmas trees since 1953. The company handles 175 species of seeds on an annual basis – most of which is grown in seed orchards. The company manages and collects seeds from over 300 acres of seed orchards in Denmark and up to 2,000 acres of seed stands across Europe and the Caucasus mountains. The first Danish seed stand of Nordmann Fir (Abies nordmanniana) was established in 1904 and the first seed orchard for Christmas trees was established in 1964. Levinsen established their first seed orchards for Christmas trees with improved genetics in 1995. The area of seed orchards for Nordmann Fir and Turkish Fir comprises over 100 acres in 2023 – and new orchards will be grafted in 2024.
The genetics are enhanced on several levels including general shape/structure, speed of growth, color, better needle retention after harvest and reduction of “naked shoulders”. Levinsen delivers seed to a large range of nurseries and Christmas tree growers across Europe and North America. Seed is supplied in either “Plug Quality” for optimal germination or a standard high grade for broad sowing.