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
by Nancy Penrose
Root rot is one of the most serious types of big tree diseases. The health of a tree with root disease will deteriorate over time until the tree eventually dies. The rot, which can also affect the butts of big trees, is usually caused by fungi.
Root rot is typically found in older trees or trees with damaged roots. Trees with root rot often have dieback, leaf loss and leaf discoloration. The tree’s growth is also stunted by the rot, both in height and diameter. Continue reading
Large Trees Transported to Private Property Owner for Landscaping by Big Trees Inc.
SEATTLE, WA: Big Trees Inc., (http://bigtreesupply.com/), a tree nursery and tree transplanting company in the Seattle area, recently undertook an unusual project which involves barging in trees to a lakeside property. Due to limited access for the large trees requested for the project, a barge and crane were obtained for purposes of transporting the trees to the property. The company has now obtained all necessary equipment and the project will commence shortly. Continue reading
By Nancy Penrose
There are three types of spruce trees that are native to the Pacific Northwest, the Engelemann spruce, sitka spruce and brewer spruce. A fourth spruce, the Colorado blue spruce, is a popular ornamental tree that can also be found throughout the area. Continue reading
Big Trees Inc Installs Large Number of Cedars and Sequoias for Landscaping Project
SEATTLE, WA: Big Trees Inc., (http://bigtreesupply.com/) a tree transplanting and tree nursery company servicing the greater Seattle area, is helping companies go green. The company recently worked with a local Seattle company, making some large additions to the otherwise plain parking lot and grounds. Big Trees installed a large number of Cedar and Sequoia trees, over 40 trees, each measuring over 16’ feet tall, making for a significant addition to the local ambience. Continue reading