Specimen Tree Salvaged From Demolition Site by Big Trees Inc.

Difficult Transplanting Project Successfully Completed By Tree Transplant Company

SEATTLE, WA: Big Trees Inc., (http://bigtreesupply.com/) a tree transplanting and tree nursery company in the Seattle area, recently completed a difficult transplant job of a contorted Filbert tree in South Bellevue. The tree was to be destroyed at a site slated for demolition, before Big Trees Inc. was called to assess the tree for the possibility of salvage. The company approved the site for a tree preservation project, and was able to successfully transplant the tree.

The tree was a 12’ tall, 2000 pound Filbert tree with a 10 inch trunk diameter and 10-12 foot canopy, a significant size for such a tree according to Big Trees Project Manager, Todd Holmes. Big Trees’ team faced a task compounded in difficulty by the tree’s contorted trunk, and a soon discovered landscape rock nestled into the tree’s root system. The tree’s rootball suffered slight damage at the removal of the landscape rock, but the transplant project team was able to safely transport the tree to the company’s nursery in Snohomish, Washington. Mr. Holmes is very hopeful that the tree adjusts to its new environment and recovers from the move.

Nancy Penrose, owner of Big Trees Inc., stated: “A tree like that should really not come in harm’s way. A good decision was made in salvaging it. Come next spring we expect the tree will be doing very well. The tree is an interesting specimen, for its size and distinctive shape. We’ll work to make sure it finds a fitting new home.”

Nancy Penrose is the owner of Big Trees Inc. (http://www.bigtreesupply.com), located in Snohomish, WA, in the Seattle area. The company is one of the largest tree nurseries in the Seattle area with over 120,000 trees available in over 300 varieties. They not only can deliver young trees but also mature trees in a wide range of sizes. Some types of trees available include spring flowering, deciduous, evergreen, and privacy trees. The company also does tree transplanting including large trees. Their blog can be seen at http://www.bigtreesupply.com/blog/

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