Barn Fire and Rebuilding
On Thursday 4/14, The Siebenthaler Company lost a piece of its history and tradition. The large white barn, which was raised in the early 1800s at our Beavercreek nursery, caught fire and burnt to the ground. We noticed smoke in the basement of the barn just after 4:00. By the time the firefighters arrived shortly after, the blaze was beyond control. The majority of the barn was completely burned through in mere minutes.
The barn was being used to store materials essential for the growing and harvesting of trees and shrubs. Pots, burlap, straw, pine straw, irrigation supplies, deer guards and more were all lost. The biggest material loss was most of the bare root plants being stored in the cool humid basement of the barn awaiting planting out for this year and next year’s tree and shrub inventory.
The most important thing is, that no one was hurt in this fire.
We are now in the process of rebuilding. Our new barn will match our new Wholesale and Design center building.