Since 1972, Gary and Susan Sims have provided premium health care services for trees. Along with their son, Kevin, and daughter-in-law, Nicole, the Sims have dedicated their lives to the preservation of trees.
The Sims family have not only become known for their quality tree health services, but also as educators. In 1996, the Sims family started the Sims Tree Learning Center (TLC), a 6 acre botanical garden and research facility sponsored by Sims Tree Health Specialists Inc. The facility houses multiple types of gardens including a cactus and succulent garden, a tropical conservatory, and one of the largest collections of Palms in the Inland Empire. Educational tours are free of charge and are open to the public by appointment. Adult and youth education seminars and workshops are hosted in the museum that includes antique cars, biological displays, and antique tools. It is nearly impossible to walk out of Sims TLC without learning something new.
In 2015, the Sims family purchased the heritage Meier Olive Orchard. This historical orchard began in 1912 with Thomas Watkins planting the trees as a condition of inheriting the property. In 1950, the trees came under the care of Robert Meier who began producing high-quality olive oil until his death, at 92, in 2009.
Sims TLC at the Meier Olive Orchard carries on the high-quality olive oil production which now features 2 types of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Mission and Manzanilla. Restoration projects will help further education efforts as the Sims family prepares to restore old buildings to host seminars, workshops, and antique items. Educational tours will include the antique stone olive mill purchased by Mr. Meier.