Trees and Soil Types

By Nancy Penrose

Trees get their water and nutrients from soil, which is made up of minerals and organic materials like leaves, plants and insects. Soil is one of the main factors that influence a tree’s health and growth. Continue reading

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Big Trees Inc. Assists Homeowner with Difficult View Screening Situation

SNOHOMISH, WA: Big Trees Inc., (http://bigtreesupply.com/), a large tree nursery and tree transplant company, was asked to replace a large plant in a difficult to reach area of the client’s property.

The client’s neighbors opened up a large view corridor between the client’s windows by removing an existing hedge on their side of the fence line. Wanting a solution immediately, the client contacted Big Trees. One aspect of the project was to find a plant large enough to replace the previous hedge. The second aspect was the access into the backyard was too small for the needed equipment to handle a larger plant. Continue reading

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Big Trees Inc. Saves Large Ornamental Trees from a Corporate Campus

SNOHOMISH, WA: Big Trees Inc., (http://bigtreessupply.com/), a tree sales and transplant company in Washington State, was asked to salvage a number of large ornamental trees from a corporate campus while the property undergoes renovations.

Big Trees was contacted a year ago regarding a large scale, waterfront project. Initially, they were consulted to salvage trees that were not reusable. However, as the project continued to develop, Big Trees was asked to offer their services again by saving and reusing a large number of specimen trees, which were reusable. These 50 trees were comprised of Japanese Maple, Styrax Snowball trees and Magnolias. Continue reading

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Washington State Pine Trees

By Nancy Penrose

A pine tree is one of the most common coniferous trees in the world. Like all conifer trees, it is evergreen, bears woody cones and produces resin (the word “pine” is derived from Indo-European “pit” which means “resin”).

Pines live a long time, with some reaching ages of more than 1,000 years. The tree’s leaves, which range in color from blue to dark green, are long and needle-like. The needles will remain on the tree for a couple of years. When the older needles drop off, they are replaced with new ones. The needles can range in size from 1 to 11 inches long. They will usually grow in bundles of two to five needles. Continue reading

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BigTreeSupply.com: Mulching Tips for Spring

by Nancy Penrose

Mulching is one of the easiest ways to keep your trees healthy, and an important part of spring tree maintenance.

Mulch helps protect plant roots from the sun. It will also keep the soil cooler for a longer period of time, which means your trees won’t leave their winter dormancy too early. Continue reading

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Big Trees Inc. Transplants 30 Foot Western Red Cedar Tree

SNOHOMISH, WA: Big Trees, Inc. (http://bigtreessupply.com/), a large tree nursery and tree transplant company in the Seattle area, has transplanted a 30-foot Western Red Cedar tree onto the greens of a local, prominent country club.

Big Trees was contacted a year ago to evaluate the feasibility of transplanting the large Cedar to provide a way to block erratic golf balls that would occasionally come into a high traffic area. The Cedar was hand dug into a 12,000-pound root ball in one day, and tightened into a lift-able load with shrink wrap, burlap and rope. Afterwards, the receiving hole was dug with a tractor and made to match the necessary dimensions for the tree to be set in place with a large crane. Continue reading

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Big Trees Inc. Transplants a Large Camellia Tree

SNOHOMISH, WA: Big Trees Inc. (http://bigtreesupply.com), a large tree nursery in the Seattle area, recently participated in the protection and transplanting of a very old type of tree, a Camellia. The tree was in the way of a demolition and building project and would have been destroyed, but it has been safely relocated to another part of the property and will continue to provide shade and blooms for many years to come. Continue reading

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Monitoring the Growth of Your Tree

By Nancy Penrose

Monitoring the growth of your trees will help keep them healthy and thriving. Here are some of the different stages of tree growth: Continue reading

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Big Trees Establishes Privacy for Mill Creek, Washington Property

SEATTLE, WA: Big Trees Inc., (http://bigtreesupply.com/), a tree transplant and tree nursery company in the Seattle area, was recently involved in a project to enhance the privacy of a property in Mill Creek, Washington (in Puget Sound) with Emerald Green Arborvitaes trees. Continue reading

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Preventing Tree Damage During a Storm

By Nancy Penrose

Trees can become damaged by wind, ice and snow. A severe storm can break branches, rip a tree apart or even topple it. When big trees come down during harsh weather, they can cause significant property damage and even serious injury.

There are many preventative actions you can take to prevent or minimize storm damage. To start with, give your trees adequate room to grow. This includes sufficient space for the trunk and branches, as well as the roots. Trees that have strong trunks and branches, and a healthy, robust root system, are less likely to break or fall over during a storm. Continue reading

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