BigTreeSupply.com: Choosing the Right Tree for Your Landscape

By Nancy Penrose

There are many reasons to landscape your property with trees. Not only do they create a more beautiful environment, trees can reduce your energy bills, create more privacy and provide cleaner air by filtering pollutants. They can also raise the resale value of your home.

With hundreds of varieties to choose from, deciding which tree to purchase isn’t always easy. Before buying a tree, find out as much as you can about its characteristics and how well suited it is for your environment. Does it grow fast? Will it need a lot of maintenance? Will there be enough space for the tree when it reaches maturity?

You’ll also want to keep the basic purpose of the tree in mind when you start your tree-finding quest.

If you want to enhance the appearance of your yard, an ornamental tree is one of your best options. Ornamentals trees are planted for their visual appeal. Decorative aspects can include bark, leaves, flowers and overall shape. Maples are one of the most popular types of ornamental trees. They come in many different sizes, colors and leaf shapes.

Are you looking for a tree to create more shade and reduce summer air conditioning costs? Consider purchasing a large deciduous tree. A deciduous tree will have an abundance of leaves that can shade your home and property. Examples of deciduous trees include the Katsura, red maple tree, Ash, Oak, and Birch.

Trees can also be used for privacy hedges that block out neighbors and reduce noise. Some of the best privacy trees include laurels like the Schipka and Portugal laurel. An arborvitae such as the Thuja occidentalis ‘Emerald Green’ is also an excellent choice for a natural hedge.

Trees are an investment, so make sure you get the best advice possible before you buy your next tree. A big trees or tree nursery expert will be a reliable source of information and advice on buying the prefect tree for your landscape.

Nancy Penrose is owner of Big Trees Inc. (http://www.bigtreesupply.com), (tree nursery Snohomish, WA), one of the largest Seattle tree nurserys (see inventory at http://bigtreesupply.com/sales-inventory/), specializing in large trees for sale and tree transplanting. See our video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpactBDUPmQ

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Big Trees Inc. to Move 25 Foot Magnolia Tree

Big Trees Inc., (http://bigtreesupply.com/), a tree transplant and tree nursery company in the Seattle area, has been contracted to dig up and move a large deciduous Magnolia tree later this month. The tree is 25’ tall and 25’-30’ wide in its branching. The tree is expected to weigh around 25,000 pounds, and will require a 90 ton crane to make the lift to its new location. Continue reading

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BigTreeSupply.com: Creating a Laurel Hedge

by Nancy Penrose

Natural hedges are one of the best and economical ways to increase privacy and reduce noise. One of the most popular plants used for privacy trees or hedges is a laurel. A laurel hedge can be extremely attractive. Some variations even flower during the summer. The broadleaf evergreen has soft, overlapping leaves and can grow up to 40 feet tall. When properly maintained, they can live for hundreds of years.

There are several factors that will influence a laurel’s growth, including, light, water (humidity), soil conditions and weather. Continue reading

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BigTreeSupply.com: Creating a Hedge with Arborvitae

By Nancy Penrose

Hedges are a natural way to create privacy on your property. They can also reduce street noise, wind and snow.

Arborvitae is one of the best trees for creating a hedge. They can grow up to 60 feet tall, with a width of from 2 to 15 feet.

This North American native tree has year-round thick, dark green foliage. The tree’s leaves, which were once used as a cure for rheumatism, have a scale-like appearance. Continue reading

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Big Trees Inc. will be Relocating Rare Trees in Seattle Arboretum

Big Trees Inc., (http://bigtreesupply.com/), a tree transplant and tree nursery company in the Seattle area, has been asked to return to the Washington Park Arboretum and tend to a number of trees at the park. The trees are in the path of future trail enhancements that will bring better movability through the park for all those who use it every day. Once relocated, the trees from the numerous collections will continue to thrive and enhance the beauty of the park. Continue reading

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BigTreeSupply.com: The Stately Cypress Tree

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

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Big Trees Inc. will be Landscaping New Project in Downtown Bellevue

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

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BigTreeSupply.com: The Exquisite Tibetan Cherry Tree

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

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Big Trees Inc. Prepares To Add 10 Acre Field Of Trees

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

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BigTrees.com: Landscaping with Native Washington Trees

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

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