Transplanting

Entrust Your Transplant To Big Trees, Inc.

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Big Trees, Inc. is the premier transplanting company in the Pacific Northwest. Whether your trees are ten years old or one hundred years old, our experienced crews approach every job as a unique transplant with its own set of challenges. Our crews are skilled in preserving your tree’s health, we are proud to say that we have a success rate of 98%.

Transplanting of most trees requires hand digging and root preparation before wrapping the root ball. Larger trees can require specialized equipment, such as our AG-90 Tree Spade or hydraulic loaders.

The survivability of transplanted trees is highly dependant on the initial health of the tree, using appropriate transplanting techniques and equipment, and proper pre and post transplant care. It is also important that the tree location and transplant destination are large enough areas to accommodate an adequately sized root ball.

Transplanting Projects Include:

  • Residential and Commercial Properties
  • Municipal Properties
  • Golf Courses
  • Universities
  • Corporate Campuses and Office Buildings

Did you know…

Transplanting doesn’t necessarily need to happen during a tree’s dormant state. It is possible to transplant certain trees during the growing season as well. When transplanting during hot summer months, careful attention to pre and post transplant care is essential. Our staff of knowledgeable horticulturalists can determine the likelihood of a successful transplant.

Root balls often appear shallow to our clients

This is because the majority of a tree’s root system, responsible for supplying water and nutrients, lies within the first few feet of soil.

Transplant Cost is dependent on:

  • Trunk Diameter
  • Canopy Size
  • Soil Conditions
  • Site Access
  • Transplant Distance

Critical Transplanting Factors:

  • Tree Species
  • Trunk Caliper and Canopy Size
  • Tree Health and Vitality
  • Soil Condition and Moisture Content
  • Adequate Root Ball Sizing
  • Surface Obstructions (such as house foundations or sidewalks)
  • Overhead or Underground Utility Conflicts