Big Trees Inc. Transplants a Large Camellia Tree

SNOHOMISH, WA: Big Trees Inc. (http://bigtreesupply.com), a large tree nursery in the Seattle area, recently participated in the protection and transplanting of a very old type of tree, a Camellia. The tree was in the way of a demolition and building project and would have been destroyed, but it has been safely relocated to another part of the property and will continue to provide shade and blooms for many years to come. Continue reading

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Monitoring the Growth of Your Tree

By Nancy Penrose

Monitoring the growth of your trees will help keep them healthy and thriving. Here are some of the different stages of tree growth: Continue reading

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Big Trees Establishes Privacy for Mill Creek, Washington Property

SEATTLE, WA: Big Trees Inc., (http://bigtreesupply.com/), a tree transplant and tree nursery company in the Seattle area, was recently involved in a project to enhance the privacy of a property in Mill Creek, Washington (in Puget Sound) with Emerald Green Arborvitaes trees. Continue reading

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Preventing Tree Damage During a Storm

By Nancy Penrose

Trees can become damaged by wind, ice and snow. A severe storm can break branches, rip a tree apart or even topple it. When big trees come down during harsh weather, they can cause significant property damage and even serious injury.

There are many preventative actions you can take to prevent or minimize storm damage. To start with, give your trees adequate room to grow. This includes sufficient space for the trunk and branches, as well as the roots. Trees that have strong trunks and branches, and a healthy, robust root system, are less likely to break or fall over during a storm. Continue reading

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Big Trees Inc. Hired For Tree Transplanting in Redmond, WA

SNOHOMISH, WA: Big Trees Inc., (http://bigtreesupply.com/), a tree transplant and tree nursery company in the Seattle area, has been hired to move and transplant some large trees on a property being developed in Redmond, WA. The trees are currently in the footprint of a large planned apartment development, and once they have been moved to another area of the property, will add peace and tranquility to the property for decades to come. Continue reading

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Enhancing Your Landscape with Trees

By Nancy Penrose

Many of the trees used in landscaping are ornamental trees with interesting features such as bark, leaves or flowers. Even the shape of a tree can enhance a landscape’s appearance. Landscape trees can also be used as privacy trees, to create shade, or as a backdrop for other environmental elements.

Before purchasing trees for your landscape, find out what type of soil you have on your property. Soil requirements can vary from one tree species to another. Also consider the drainage and the depth of the soil when deciding what trees are best suited for your planting environment. Continue reading

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Supporting Trees with Cables and Braces

By Nancy Penrose

Sometimes trees grow so large they can no longer support their own weight. This is a common problem with a mature tree or big trees that have multiple trunks or large canopies. Trees with branches attached in a “V” shape can have similar issues. The problem can be exacerbated during winter months, when rain and snow increases the weight of a tree’s foliage. Strong winds will also make the situation worse. Continue reading

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Big Trees Inc. Plants Large Cedars for Local Golf Club

SNOHOMISH, WA: Big Trees Inc., (http://bigtreesupply.com/), a tree transplant and tree nursery company in the Seattle area, has been contracted by a prominent local golf club to help manage a large tree issue on the greens.

Big Trees was contacted about this project 2 years ago, to begin considering solutions and availability of larger trees. There was a specific green in the course that was exposed to distractions and outside activities off the course’s property. The plan was to plant several large trees to form a privacy screen. The club came to agree on 6 large 18’-20’ Incense Cedars to use for this screening effort, and Big Trees located the material and prepared the plants for handling. Continue reading

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Big Trees Inc. Ships Big Blue Spruce to California

SNOHOMISH, WA: Big Trees Inc., (http://bigtreesupply.com/), a tree transplant and tree nursery company in the Seattle area, shipped a large Blue Spruce tree to Northern California, near San Francisco.

Big Trees was contacted over a year ago by a landscape coordinator for a city near San Francisco. The coordinator had a request for a large Blue Spruce, and Big Trees let him know about the 25’ tall Blue Spruce they had in their nursery. After a number of exchanges and discussions, the tree was shipped out to their location this week to be planted by their team. Continue reading

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Protecting Your Trees During the Winter

By Nancy Penrose

Are your trees ready for winter? Cold weather, winter sun and wind, can damage trees in many different ways, especially foliage that is isolated and exposed to the elements.

During winter, temperatures often fluctuate from daytime warmth when the sun is out, to nighttime cold air and freezing. Continue reading

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