Tree Transplantation Company Opens New Maintenance Division

Business Hires Master Arborist to Oversee New Tree Maintenance Division of Company

SEATTLE, WA: Big Trees, Inc., (http://bigtreesupply.com/) a tree transplantation and tree nursery company in the Seattle area announced the establishment of their Tree Maintenance Division dedicated to the preservation of trees, overseen by Board Certified Master Arborist Jake Johnson. Mr. Johnson specializes in tree preservation and care with 15 years of experience in the field, thus making him an ideal choice for the position. Continue reading

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The Unique Characteristics of Tree Bark

by Nancy Penrose

Bark is a type of tissue that grows over a tree’s wood. It has both an inner and outer layer. The inner layer is living tissue, and the outer layer is dead tissue. Trees use bark for protection. It helps move nutrients throughout the tree, and stores tree wastes in its resin and dead cells

Just like flowers and leaves, tree bark has many unique qualities and characteristics, and can be used to help identify a tree’s species. There are more than a dozen terms used to describe bark, including smooth, peeling, cracked, scaly, ring and different types of cork. A tree’s trunk bark often looks different than the bark of it branches or stems. Continue reading

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Add Some Fall Color to Your Landscape

By Nancy Penrose

During photosynthesis, trees use sunlight to convert water and carbon dioxide into sugar (food). As autumn approaches, the sunlight begins to decrease and temperatures start to drop. In preparation for its winter rest, the tree’s photosynthesis process declines as well, causing a reduction in the production of chlorophyll. As less and less chlorophyll is produced, other leaf colors become visible.

The intensity of certain colors can change each year, depending on the temperature. When sunny days are followed by cold nights, more red will appear in the leaves. This is because the cooler temperatures in the evening inhibit the flow of sugar to the leaves, branches and tree trunk. Continue reading

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Big Trees Inc. Assists in Seahawks Opening Day Festivities

Big Trees Inc. Transplanted and Preserved Trees to Make Way for Concert Stage

SEATTLE, WA: Big Trees Inc., (http://bigtreesupply.com/) a tree transplanting and tree nursery company located in the Seattle metropolitan area, was recently called upon to move several large trees in preparation for the Seattle Seahawks’ opening day festivities on September 4th. Continue reading

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Big Trees Inc Sets Up Emergency Privacy Screen for Client

Homeowners Relieved at Addition of New Privacy Trees Screen

SEATTLE, WA: Big Trees Inc., (http://bigtreesupply.com/) a tree transplanting company and tree nursery in the Seattle area, recently assisted a local homeowner with a privacy screening emergency. The issue came up when a previously vacant lot began home development, and the property sold. Big Trees Inc. assisted the homeowner in setting up a privacy tree screen between the homes. Continue reading

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How Trees Grow

By Nancy Penrose

Trees pass through many stages as they grow. If a tree starts its life as a seed, it will initially grow a short stem. Most of its energy will be used to continue the growing process.

Young trees are typically small and thin. During this early period they are also vulnerable. Both seedlings and transplant trees will not only need space to grow but also protection from the environment. Tree growth will be centered around the root system and canopy. Branches will become long and slender. Very little pruning is needed during this period.

Once a tree has become established, it will grow at a fast pace. The tree will have an increased ability to defend itself against pests, illness and disease. A good branch structure can be created during this period with pruning. Continue reading

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Add Interest To Your Landscape With A Japanese Plume Cedar

By Nancy Penrose

The Japanese Plume Cedar (Cryptomeria japonica ‘Elegans’) is a beautiful addition to any landscape. This evergreen conifer is a member of the cypress family (Cupressaceae), and therefore, is really a cypress tree and not a true cedar. The Japenese cedar seedlings were introduced first into Britain in 1854 from Japan by Thomas Lobb, a British botanist who collected plants throughout the Philippines, India and Indonesia.

The Japanese Plume Cedar is a shrubby ornamental plant that can reach heights of up to 15 feet with a diameter of around 10 feet in about 10 years. Plant height at maturity is around 30 feet. Continue reading

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Housing Developer Gets Help from Big Trees Inc.

Housing Project Receives Addition of Several Large Trees Throughout Property

SEATTLE, WA: Big Trees Inc., (http://bigtreesupply.com/) a tree transplanting and tree nursery company located in the Seattle metropolitan area, recently assisted with the tree transplant of several large cedars at the site of a housing development project in Kirkland, Washington. The project involved digging the trees, balling them up and moving them from one area to another on the site of the development project. The trees were replanted and staked carefully and the property owners were then given guidelines for the proper care and watering of the trees. Continue reading

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Root Rot in Pacific Northwest Trees

by Nancy Penrose

Root rot is one of the most serious types of big tree diseases. The health of a tree with root disease will deteriorate over time until the tree eventually dies. The rot, which can also affect the butts of big trees, is usually caused by fungi.

Root rot is typically found in older trees or trees with damaged roots. Trees with root rot often have dieback, leaf loss and leaf discoloration. The tree’s growth is also stunted by the rot, both in height and diameter. Continue reading

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Landscaping Project to Move Trees into Property Via Barge

Large Trees Transported to Private Property Owner for Landscaping by Big Trees Inc.

SEATTLE, WA: Big Trees Inc., (http://bigtreesupply.com/), a tree nursery and tree transplanting company in the Seattle area, recently undertook an unusual project which involves barging in trees to a lakeside property. Due to limited access for the large trees requested for the project, a barge and crane were obtained for purposes of transporting the trees to the property. The company has now obtained all necessary equipment and the project will commence shortly. Continue reading

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