Tree Planting Tips

by Nancy Penrose

If you are planning on buying a tree or transplanting trees, here are a few tips about bare root, containerized and balled and burlapped trees.

Bare Root – A bare root tree is a tree that has been dug up and stored without any soil around the roots. After the tree has been pulled up from the ground, the soil is either shaken or washed from the roots. The roots are then packed in materials that retain moisture, such as moss, wood shavings or shredded paper. Continue reading

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6 Ton Tree Transplanted on Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Grounds

Big Trees Inc Transports Large Tree from Oregon to Gates Foundation Estate in Seattle

SEATTLE, WA: Big Trees, Inc., (http://bigtreesupply.com/) a tree transplanting and tree nursery company in the Seattle area, recently undertook a large project of planting a 25 foot tall, 13,000 pound tree on the grounds of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in Seattle. The project received high marks from all the staff present for being well thought and streamlined in its execution. Continue reading

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Caring for Trees in Winter

By Nancy Penrose

Although trees go dormant in the winter, temperature changes can still cause tree stress. Even trees that are native to the region can become damaged from the cold, temperature variations and storms. Landscape and privacy trees can be particularly vulnerable if they are exposed and isolated.

During the winter, temperatures can fluctuate dramatically. Daylight hours, when the sun is out and generating heat, are much warmer than nighttime, when the cold air can freeze even big trees. Continue reading

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Large Scale Tree Landscaping Planned by Big Trees Inc.

Big Trees Inc. to Plant Large Estate with Trees for Shade, Shelter and Beauty

SEATTLE, WA: Big Trees Inc., (http://bigtreesupply.com/) a tree transplanting and tree nursery company located in the Seattle metropolitan area, has recently been hired to supply some 160 birch and cedar trees to a single large Seattle estate this autumn.

This large order of landscape trees, which comes from an equestrian estate on the East side of Seattle, will be supplied out of the extensive Big Trees Inc. nursery in Snohomish, WA, and the team of expert tree movers at Big Trees Inc. will handle all delivery and the tree installation Planned is a double line of Jacquemonti Birch trees flanking the lengthy winding driveway, as well as a defining perimeter of Cedar trees for the entire 80 acre estate. Continue reading

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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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