by Nancy Penrose
Cypress, including both trees and shrubs, are members of the Cupressaceae family. These arborvitae trees are native to North America and can be found in other parts of the world as well.
Cypress trees can grow up to 80 feet tall. The trunk of the tree is straight with a tapered base.
The tree’s foliage ranges in color from light green to dark green. Its short needles typically turn brown during the winter. There are also a few varieties whose needles will turn yellow or gold during the fall. Some trees have appendages that look like hair braids stuck to twigs. Continue reading
SNOHOMISH, WA: Big Trees Inc. (http://bigtreesupply.com/), a tree transplant and tree nursery company in the Seattle area, has been asked to assist with the landscaping efforts at a significant property being developed in downtown Bellevue. The project involves adding some very tall evergreen trees to the North side of a multi-level parking garage to soften its appearance for the neighbors, as well as adding larger trees to the top levels of the same garage. Continue reading
by Nancy Penrose
Ornamental trees are used in landscaping to add color and interest. They are referred to as “ornamental trees” because of their decorative purpose. Many trees are called ornamental in reference to their blooms. There are also trees like the Tibetan Cherry, one of the flowering cherry trees that are admired because of the beauty of their bark. Continue reading
New Field Represents Major Expansion for One of Largest Tree Nurseries in Seattle
Big Trees Inc., (http://bigtreesupply.com/) one of the largest tree transplant and tree nursery companies in the Seattle area, is preparing to plant an entirely new field of trees to propagate and share with their clients. They are preparing 10 acres of land to accept new stock that will grow and be available in the coming years to beautify and provide privacy throughout the Seattle area. Continue reading
By Nancy Penrose
There are approximately 25 native tree species in the state of Washington. Some of the more well-known species include the Western hemlock, Douglas fir, Western red cedar, Sitka spruce, red alder and ponderosa pine.
The Western hemlock (Tsuga heterophylla) is Washington’s state tree. It received its official designation in 1947. The coniferous evergreen trees with its cone shaped crown is the largest species of hemlock. It can grow almost 230 feet tall and live for hundreds of years. The tree’s diameter can reach up to 9 feet. You’ll find the Western Hemlock primarily in coastal areas, lowlands and in some mountain regions. Continue reading
Tree Transplantation Company Prepares for Delicate Operation to Move Very Old Tree
SEATTLE, WA: Big Trees Inc., (http://bigtreesupply.com/) a tree transplantation and tree nursery company in the Seattle area, is preparing for a very delicate tree transplant job. Big Trees is in discussions to transplant a very old Magnolia Soulangeana tree in a lakefront community. The tree is on the border between two properties owned by the same family currently, and it will need to be moved before the new construction project can begin. The tree would be carefully taken from its current site, and then an equally careful tree installation project would need to occur to bring the tree to a safe place to continue to grow. Continue reading
By Nancy Penrose
Conifers are trees that produce seed-bearing cones. In fact, the word “conifer” comes from Latin and means “the one that bears cones.” Fossil records show conifers were growing in Europe and North America over 300 million years ago.
Conifers range in size from miniature and dwarf to intermediate and large. The pygmy pine for example, is less than a foot in height, while big trees like the coast redwood can grow to almost 400 feet tall. Continue reading
Tree Transplant and Nursery Company Announces Their New Transport Vehicle for Better Customer Service
SEATTLE, WA: Big Trees Inc., (http://bigtreesupply.com/) a tree transplantation and tree nursery company in the Seattle area, recently acquired a new vehicle for use in the company’s tree nursery. The vehicle, a 4 seater cart, is ideal for use for transporting customers around the company nursery. The cart is small enough to not cause damage to the trees but large enough for customers and employees to get around the large facility and be able to view the significant size nursery with ease. Continue reading
by Nancy Penrose
Trees not only add beauty to the environment, they can be used in a landscape to increase privacy and shade yards and homes. They also help filter the air, and provide wildlife with food and shelter.
There are two main categories of trees, deciduous and coniferous. Continue reading
Issaquah Highlands Development Project Brings Need for Privacy Screen Trees
SEATTLE, WA: Big Trees Inc., (http://bigtreesupply.com/) a tree nursery and tree installation company in the Seattle area, recently assisted residents by installing new trees to act as a privacy screen on their property. The residents, a couple in the Issaquah Highlands, found themselves confronted with a new development being built right next to their property, a development project which would have meant much less trees and much less privacy. Big Trees Inc. was able to help the couple gain back the privacy screen by bringing in new trees.