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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Tree Storage During Construction

By Nancy Penrose

Remodeling or construction projects can damage trees and bushes. Proper tree care during this time is very important. Any type of soil movement, including changes in grading, can weaken your plants and lead to root issues. Root damage can keep foliage from retaining water and critical supplements. The wellbeing of trees and shrubs can likewise be affected by the expansion of walkways, carports and yards. Continue reading

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Big Trees Inc. to Transplant Large Trees at University Village

Big Trees Inc., (http://bigtreesupply.com/) a tree transplant and tree nursery company in the Seattle area, has been asked to help transplant several large trees at the campus of University Village. The busy shopping mall will benefit aesthetically from the larger trees.

Big Trees was asked to bring some trees to the campus of University Village and plant them into a bed where a previous tree had struggled. The planting bed is in a location where thousands of people pass every day, and the trees will help bring some life back to the busy location. Continue reading

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Big Trees Inc. Saves Large Trees at Local Golf Club

SNOHOMISH, WA: Big Trees Inc., (http://bigtreesupply.com/), a tree transplant and tree nursery company in the Seattle area, has been asked to help save several large specimen trees from a construction zone at a local golf club, and to replant them at the club house once the new renovations have been completed. The project will benefit aesthetically from the larger trees being replanted around the new construction, and saving the trees from the original landscape will please many people associated with the club. Continue reading

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Root Rot in the Pacific Northwest

by Nancy Penrose

Root rot is a serious tree disease caused by fungi. It is usually found in mature trees or younger trees that have damaged roots.

Root rot can stunt the height and diameter of a tree. It can also cause dieback (the tree begins to die from the tip of its leaves or roots backwards), leaf discoloration and leaf loss. Indicators of root rot include yellow crown, a red-brown stain on the tree’s core and thinning leaves. When a tree has root rot, its overall health will begin to deteriorate. Eventually the tree will die. Continue reading

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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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