BigTreeSupply.com: Types of Tree Nutrients

By Nancy Penrose

Trees, like all living things, need nutrients to survive and grow. Trees get their nutrients from the air and soil. Continue reading

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Big Trees Inc. To Beautify WA State Convention Center

SEATTLE, WA: Big Trees Inc., (http://bigtreesupply.com/), a tree transplant and tree nursery company in the Seattle area, is currently involved in a project to enhance the exterior of the Washington State Convention Center entrances on Pike Street in downtown Seattle. There will be large sequoia trees getting installed into artistic planters at two of the main entrances. Continue reading

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Big Trees Inc. Donates Large Flowering Tree to Elementary School

Big Trees Inc. (http://bigtreesupply.com/), a tree transplant and tree nursery company in the Seattle area, has donated and installed a large flowering Kwanzan Cherry tree to Cathcart Elementary School for a new outdoor reading area. The tree anchors a location that is intended to be a reading garden. The tree handling and planting was an event that brought students and teachers together for the 6th grade graduation day.

The Big Trees crew loaded up a Kwanzan flowering Cherry tree with a 6” diameter trunk, and made it to the school by late morning. All of the graduating sixth graders, and several of the faculty were present, as the Big Trees team unloaded and went to work planting the tree. Continue reading

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BigTreeSupply.com: Western Hemlock–Washington State Tree

By Nancy Penrose

In 1947, Washington named the western hemlock (Tsuga heterophylla) as the official state tree. The name “hemlock” comes for a European weed that has a similar type of smell.

The western hemlock is an evergreen coniferous tree that can be found growing along North America’s west coast, from the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska to Sonoma County, California. The tree is also referred to as the Pacific hemlock and west coast hemlock. Continue reading

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BigTreeSupply.com: Why Trees Get Sick

By Nancy Penrose

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There are many reasons why a healthy tree can get sick, such as pests, injuries, disease and poor maintenance. Even the environment can adversely affect a tree’s well-being.

There are several ways to tell if a tree is doing poorly. Some of the more obvious signs include areas of decay and evidence of infestations. A tree may also have health issues if it isn’t growing or has prematurely dropped its leaves. Other indicators of illness include early ripening, wilting, loss of color, and trunk or branch abnormalities.

Trees can become infected from pests such as aphids, root weevils, leafrollers, spider mites and the codling moth. The pests will either burrow into the tree or start feeding on it. Sometimes they do both. Continue reading

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Big Trees Inc. To Save Hospital Campus Trees

SNOHOMISH, WA – Big Trees Inc. (http://bigtreesupply.com), a Washington state tree sales and transplanting company, will help save more than a dozen trees at a hospital campus during a project involving the re-routing of utilities. The trees currently provide privacy to surrounding neighbors.

“We’re very happy to have the opportunity save these large trees,” says Nancy Penrose, owner of Big Trees. “In projects like these, many times the trees end up in a grinder.” Continue reading

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Big Trees Inc. Completes Large Tree Privacy Screen Project

SNOHOMISH, WA: Big Trees Inc., (http://bigtreesupply.com/), a tree transplant and tree nursery company in the Seattle area, today announced the completion of a large tree privacy screen on Bainbridge Island. Over 20 big trees were planted to create an extensive property-line buffer for one of the company’s many regular customers.

The trees used for the living wall included Cedars, Nordman Firs and Vine Maples Each tree was between 20’ to 22’ feet tall, and weighed between 1000 to 1500 pounds. Continue reading

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BigTreeSupply.com: Using Trees to Create an Outdoor Screen

By Nancy Penrose

Many property owners buy big trees to beautify their landscape, but they can also be used as natural screens to create privacy, minimize wind, decrease sunlight and reduce noise. Continue reading

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BigTreeSupply.com: Taking Care of Your New Tree

By Nancy Penrose

A recently planted tree can take up to two years or more to become established. An established tree will have roots that extend below the drip line, the area beneath the canopy where water from the tree drips into the ground.

Taking care of a new tree is important. When a tree is planted or a tree transplant is done, it can lose some of its root system and go into shock for many months before it recovers. During this period, the tree is in a weakened state and more susceptible to pests and root disease. Even changes in the weather and soil can have an adverse effect on your new tree’s growth and health. Continue reading

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Big Trees Inc. Offers Hand-Made Natural Stone Planters

SNOHOMISH, WA: Big Trees Inc., (http://bigtreesupply.com/), a tree transplant and tree nursery company in the Seattle area, is now offering hand-made natural stone planters for sale. Made by a family of stone masons from a remote island in southeast Asia, the technique of making the stone planters has been passed down for several generations. Continue reading

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