Art Riedel

Art Riedel

Sept. 14, 1924 ~ May 27, 2007

Art was the Founding Father of Davis Tree Farm. He had the vision of a nursery to service the landscape companies in the area. He helped Mike Davis teaching him about the different kind of plants, how to plant them, how to take care of them, about disease and insects. He also introduced Mike to owners of of other nurseries out east, and started taking Mike to the different nursery shows getting him involved in the business. Art was always willing to share his knowledge, and to help anyone that asked.

He was born Sept. 14, 1924, in Lakewood. Following World War II, he was chosen to study landscape architecture and design in England. When he returned to the States, he started his own landscaping business, "Art Works and Associates." He was well-known for his gift of landscape design, serving residential and commercial developments. Art E. Riedel, 82, of Medina, passed away Sunday, May 27, 2007, at Hospice at the Inn at Medina.

Mr. Riedel was involved in the landscaping design for the Midway Mall Shopping Center in 1967, for which he received the American Association of Nurserymen Certificate of Merit Award, Bay Village High School, mall interior at Parmatown and the gazebo on Medina square. He was active with the Friends of the Cemetery at Spring Grove Cemetery. He also was active at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, where he wrote a column, "Growing in the Church Grounds." His love and dedication for his work continued through his illness until his passing.