by Nancy Penrose
During the winter, cold temperatures, snow, excessive sun and strong winds can harm trees. Types of winter damage include broken branches from snow and ice, as well as damaged bark, branches and roots. Newer trees are more prone to injury than older, more established trees.
Soil expands when it gets wet from rain, snow and ice, and contracts when it dries. Frequent changes in soil moisture can damage tree roots. Placing a layer of mulch around a young tree can help keep soil conditions more consistent. The mulch also acts as an insulator. It will keep the ground beneath it warmer for longer periods of time, and can prevent cold air from reaching the tree’s roots. Continue reading
Tree Transplanting Company Finds More Trees Being Installed During This Season
SEATTLE, WA: Big Trees Inc., (http://bigtreesupply.com/), a large tree nursery in the Seattle area, has noted an increase in late Fall activity, with more people installing trees in their landscapes during the season than in most previous years. They also have been receiving a number of shipments from local nursery suppliers, increasing the number of trees at the Big Trees nursery this year. Continue reading
by Nancy Penrose
One of the best times to plant a deciduous tree is during the Winter when it is dormant. The dormancy cycle starts in the Fall, when the tree begins to perceive the changes in temperature and light. The process begins with the reduction of metabolic processes inside the tree’s trunk. Continue reading
By Nancy Penrose
The successful moving and transplanting of a tree depends on several important factors, including the type of tree, where the tree is planted and how well it is prepared for planting. This preparation includes the methods used to dig the tree out of the ground and prepare its root ball. Continue reading
by Nancy Latham
In past articles, I’ve covered a few very key topics about the right tree to select for a yard and how to care for it. In this one, I’m going to do things a little differently. As we enter fall officially, there are some other things that need attention.
A mechanic can’t fix a car without all of his tools to hand and in good working condition. It’s the same with your yard. You can’t properly take care of it unless you have your tools to hand and properly maintained.
It may seem obvious, but it is very important. We go through it every year at my tree nursery company. Come late summer our attention turns to tidying up the nursery. And it’s actually pretty similar to some of the basics that any homeowner has to do. Let’s look over a few key steps. Continue reading
by Nancy Latham
We’re approaching the most wonderful time of the year.
Now for those of you who think I’m getting into Christmas caroling a little too early, hear me out. I’m not talking about winter. I’m talking about the season we’re going into now, fall.
Why would I say fall tops all of the other seasons? Simple. It is far and away the most beautiful season, when nature really gets to show off its colors. The brilliant changes of red, yellow, purple, gold, orange, and every other color this season has to offer are really without equal. One of the best parts of owning a tree, hands down. Continue reading
Summer is here, with exclamation points, no doubts on the matter whatsoever. Time for barbecues, sunscreen and, of course, hitting the pool to cool off and beat the heat. After all, it can sometimes get brutally hot out there, and you need to be able to withstand a whole 3 months (or more) of it. Right?
Well that’s right, but there is another member of your home that can get pretty dehydrated in all of that sun–the trees in your yard.
The task of finding an excellent tree for a yard–one that will look great and thrive for years to come–can be a bit daunting. You have to find the right tree and research how it will survive in the environment you’re about to put it in. Then you have to get it transplanted into the yard, which depending on the tree can be a huge undertaking itself. Then the worst of it should be over, providing it isn’t a tree that requires a lot of maintenance. A lot to ask of a tree.
Summer is not too late to transplant trees into your yard. But transplanting can be a stressful time for a tree, and it has to be managed properly if this tree is going to have a chance of survival. In this article I want to take a look at some of the factors that will determine if a tree will make it during the transplant, and then the proper maintenance points to apply once it’s there.
Re-Foliation Project At Joint Lewis-McChord Military Base Is A Success
SEATTLE, WA: Big Trees Inc., (http://bigtreesupply.com/), a tree nursery and tree transplant specialist company servicing the Seattle area, recently completed a re-foliation project at the Joint Lewis McChord Military Base near Tacoma, Washington.
The project was concerned with some invasive brush and brambles that had overrun a sector of what is otherwise an arboretum of beautiful and old trees located on the base. Big Trees Inc. arrived on the site and after assessment of the situation transplanted and installed 9 large trees, from 20’ Grand Firs and Maple Trees to 14’ Deador Cedars. The project and installation took 2 days, utilizing truck, forklift and tree spade operations to ensure proper placement of all trees. After initial installation a landscape company, Total Landscape Corporation, took over in overseeing that the trees thrive in their new environment and will be around for all to view for years to come. Continue reading