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
By Nancy Penrose
During photosynthesis, trees use sunlight to convert water and carbon dioxide into sugar (food). As autumn approaches, the sunlight begins to decrease and temperatures start to drop. In preparation for its winter rest, the tree’s photosynthesis process declines as well, causing a reduction in the production of chlorophyll. As less and less chlorophyll is produced, other leaf colors become visible.
The intensity of certain colors can change each year, depending on the temperature. When sunny days are followed by cold nights, more red will appear in the leaves. This is because the cooler temperatures in the evening inhibit the flow of sugar to the leaves, branches and tree trunk. Continue reading
Big Trees Inc. Transplanted and Preserved Trees to Make Way for Concert Stage
SEATTLE, WA: Big Trees Inc., (http://bigtreesupply.com/) a tree transplanting and tree nursery company located in the Seattle metropolitan area, was recently called upon to move several large trees in preparation for the Seattle Seahawks’ opening day festivities on September 4th. Continue reading
Homeowners Relieved at Addition of New Privacy Trees Screen
SEATTLE, WA: Big Trees Inc., (http://bigtreesupply.com/) a tree transplanting company and tree nursery in the Seattle area, recently assisted a local homeowner with a privacy screening emergency. The issue came up when a previously vacant lot began home development, and the property sold. Big Trees Inc. assisted the homeowner in setting up a privacy tree screen between the homes. Continue reading
By Nancy Penrose
Trees pass through many stages as they grow. If a tree starts its life as a seed, it will initially grow a short stem. Most of its energy will be used to continue the growing process.
Young trees are typically small and thin. During this early period they are also vulnerable. Both seedlings and transplant trees will not only need space to grow but also protection from the environment. Tree growth will be centered around the root system and canopy. Branches will become long and slender. Very little pruning is needed during this period.
Once a tree has become established, it will grow at a fast pace. The tree will have an increased ability to defend itself against pests, illness and disease. A good branch structure can be created during this period with pruning. Continue reading
By Nancy Penrose
The Japanese Plume Cedar (Cryptomeria japonica ‘Elegans’) is a beautiful addition to any landscape. This evergreen conifer is a member of the cypress family (Cupressaceae), and therefore, is really a cypress tree and not a true cedar. The Japenese cedar seedlings were introduced first into Britain in 1854 from Japan by Thomas Lobb, a British botanist who collected plants throughout the Philippines, India and Indonesia.
The Japanese Plume Cedar is a shrubby ornamental plant that can reach heights of up to 15 feet with a diameter of around 10 feet in about 10 years. Plant height at maturity is around 30 feet. Continue reading
Housing Project Receives Addition of Several Large Trees Throughout Property
SEATTLE, WA: Big Trees Inc., (http://bigtreesupply.com/) a tree transplanting and tree nursery company located in the Seattle metropolitan area, recently assisted with the tree transplant of several large cedars at the site of a housing development project in Kirkland, Washington. The project involved digging the trees, balling them up and moving them from one area to another on the site of the development project. The trees were replanted and staked carefully and the property owners were then given guidelines for the proper care and watering of the trees. Continue reading