One of the best trees to plant for privacy is the coniferous Excelsa Cedar (Thuja plicata Excelsa). The Excelsa is the smaller of two species of Thuja plicata. It is also known as the Excelsa Western red cedar. The word “Thuja” comes from Medieval Latin and means cedar (thuia). The Greek word ‘plicata’ means folded in plates, which is in reference to the tree’s leaves. Thuja plicata trees are also referred to as Pacific red cedar.
Thuja plicata trees are members of the genus Thuja L and the cypress family Cupressacaeae. The four other members of the Thuja L genus are Thuja koralensis, Thuja occidentalis, Thuja standishii and Thuja sutchuenensis. However, Thjua plicata is the only member of the Thuja L genus that is native to the Pacific Northwest. They can live a considerable length of time and are very resistant to decay and urban pollution. Continue reading →
During construction or remodeling, it is important to protect big trees and shrubs from construction damage. Broken branches, torn bark and other types of wounds can weaken trees and make them more susceptible to disease. Root damage can prevent the tree from absorbing water and vital nutrients. Changes in grading can have an adverse impact of the health of your plants, as well as excavation work around the building. A plant’s health can also be impacted by the addition of sidewalks, driveways and patios.
It can take many years before any damage from construction becomes apparent. Early leaf dropping, leaf yellowing, wilting, fewer leaves, and dead branches, along with changes in flowering and seed production, can be signs of plants that have been damaged during a construction project. Continue reading →
Tree Transplanting Company Takes Trees to New Location across the Puget Sound
SEATTLE, WA: Big Trees Inc., (http://bigtreesupply.com/), tree nursery and tree transplanting company operating in the Seattle area, recently undertook a large project transplanting several large trees from Redmond to the San Juan Islands. The San Juan Islands are an archipelago in the northwest corner of the contiguous United States between the US mainland and Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, and part of the state of Washington. The company assisted a customer moving the trees to his new home in the islands, including transporting the trees across the Puget Sound to their new location. Continue reading →
Cherry trees are members of the “rosaceae” (rose) family and ”Prunus” genus, which includes plum, peach and almond trees. Cherry trees include both the commercial fruit-bearing trees (Prunus avium and Prunus cerasus) and ornamental flowering cherry trees, known for their masses of beautiful, fragrant pink or white blossoms. Continue reading →
Tree Transplanting Company Scheduled To Place Large New Trees In Nursery
SEATTLE, WA: Big Trees Inc., (http://bigtreesupply.com/), a tree transplant company servicing the Seattle area, will be receiving several new trees to its nursery, and after transplant is undergone the trees are expected to safely arrive in their new home. The big trees, some ranging between 18’ to 22’, are several Maples and Stewartia. Big Trees reports that the trees are well formed and showing good signs of a successful transplanting process. Continue reading →
SNOHOMISH, WA: Big Trees Inc., (http://bigtreesupply.com/), a large tree nursery in the Seattle area, has scheduled an upcoming project involving moving two young Stewartia Pseudocamellia trees that would otherwise be cut down at the site, an old garden that has been set for redevelopment. Big Trees Inc. will transplant the trees into the company’s tree nursery and then begin the search for a new home for the trees. Continue reading →
SEATTLE, WA: Big Trees Inc., (http://bigtreesupply.com/), a large tree nursery in the Seattle area, is participating in the annual Northwest Flower and Garden Show by delivering and setting up a number of large trees that will be put on display for the show. The company has assisted the designers of the show in prior years and is happy to be participating in this year’s show. The show will run from February 20-24 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, and this year the show will be celebrating its 25th anniversary. Continue reading →
Trees can be used as natural screens to create more privacy for you and block unpleasant sights. They can also reduce wind, light and any unwanted noise from cars, commercial properties and outdoor machinery. You can also use trees to define and enhance the look of your outdoor space, improve the view from your home or building, add environmental interest and even change the flow of traffic through the area.
When planted next to each other, trees can become a living wall that shields your home or business from the view of neighbors, vehicle operators, pedestrians and other passersby. They can hide specific areas, such as a backyard or driveway, minimize dust from open parcels of land, and decrease the spray from any water that is close by. Continue reading →
Tree Transplantation Company Making Nursery More Accessible To Public Touring
SEATTLE, WA: Big Trees Inc., (http://bigtreesupply.com/), a tree nursery in the Seattle area, has recently added new signage throughout their nursery and office to make it more accessible to public coming to tour this winter. According to a representative from the company, the new signs are expected to last for years to come. Big Trees nursery remains open to the public throughout the duration of the fall and winter seasons. Continue reading →