By Nancy Penrose
Trees are often an important part of a landscape design. Special, unusual trees used in landscaping are often referred to as ornamental trees. They are planted to enhance the appearance of the design. Many flowering trees are considered ornamental trees, as well as trees with interesting bark, leaves, structure and smell. Many tree varieties are also used in landscaping for shade, trees for privacy and backdrops. Continue reading
Transplanting Planned for the Trees on the Island as Reconstruction Begins
SEATTLE, WA: Big Trees Inc., (http://bigtreesupply.com) a tree transplanting and tree nursery company servicing the Seattle metropolitan area, has recently been contracted to perform the tree transplant project at the Coval House estate located on Mercer island. The property is scheduled for salvage, demolition and reconstruction as numerous residences, bringing into question the standing of many trees on the property. The decision came that while some trees would remain in their original location, there are a number of trees and shrubs that would be moved to another location on the property. Big Trees, Inc. was chosen to head the project and properly transplant the trees to their new locations. Continue reading
Root Pruning and Tree Transplantation Efforts to Take Place in 2015
SEATTLE, WA: Big Trees Inc., (http://bigtreesupply.com) a tree installation and tree nursery company in Washington State, has recently been asked to undertake a project to help preserve some of the local trees on behalf of the Washington Park Arboretum. The trees would otherwise be in the path of a planned construction project, thus Big Trees is being asked to transplant the trees to other locations on the premises. Big Trees will also use root pruning to ensure the roots, in transit, remain healthy and able to take hold in their new location. Continue reading
by Nancy Penrose
The ginkgo tree (Ginkgo biloba) is considered a living fossil and possibly the oldest living seed plant. It has remained unchanged for over 250 million years. Initially thought to be extinct, the tree survived in China where it was cultivated by Buddhist monks and spread by seed to Japan and Korea. Engelbert Kaempfer, a German naturalist and physician, brought Gingko seeds to Europe in the early 1700s. It is viewed in the East as a symbol of peace, hope, longevity and resilience. Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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
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