The Crimson King maple is a dense shade tree with wonderful purple foliage. The leaves hold their color well, without fading, from spring through fall. Fall color is typically a deep maroon to reddish bronze.
The Heritage River Birch is commonly found as a multi-stemmed tree, but occasionally it is available in a single-stem form. It is a variety of the river birch known for having nice yellow fall color and bark that exfoliates which reveals tan to salmon pink colored trunks and branches. The Heritage River Birch can be planted as a single accent tree or plant a group of them for a more natural and interesting look.
The Douglas fir is a dense evergreen native to our area. It has a strong pyramidal shape when young and has a tendency to limb itself up as it matures. Its size will be difficult to control in urban landscapes so it is best to have adequate space for this large native tree. Needles are soft and occasionally have a bluish tint.
The Katsura tree is grown as both a single stemmed or multi-stemmed tree. It has rounded heart shaped leaves that emerge in spring with a red to purple tint. As the leaves mature they turn a slightly bluish green. The Katsura has yellow fall color and are known for the sweet sugary scent they emit as fall arrives.
This is a fast growing weeping willow. It has a upright form when it is younger but develops a weeping habit as it matures. It has yellow stems which gives the tree winter interest. The leaves are dark green and glossy. This willow does not bear catkins. Fall color is yellow.
The Autumn Blaze maple has brilliant bright red fall color. It is one of the first trees to go into fall color and one of the longest to hold the fall color. The Autumn Blaze maple is fast growing and does grow to be 50 feet tall and 40 feet wide.
The Chanticleer pear is a dense flowering tree. It maintains its narrow form so it can be suitable for street plantings. It is one of the first deciduous trees to leaf out early spring and one of the last to drop in fall. The Chanticleer is ornamental, meaning that it does not bear fruit. The Chanticleer pear produces white flowers borne in clusters. It does not have dependable fall color but can develop red to purple fall color.
The Emerald Green Arborvitae is one of the most popular and dependable screening trees for our area. They are often planted in rows to create a ‘Natural’ barrier. The Emerald Green is a dense evergreen that maintains its deep green color all year. Because of its columnar growth habit, and limited spread, the Emerald Green is an appropriate selection for small planting spaces.
If planted correctly, Emerald Greens will form a low maintenance solid hedge. The dense and columnar growth habit of Emerald Greens means that they require little maintenance and no pruning. However, Emeralds can easily be sheared back to limit their spread and the tops can be trimmed to create uniform heights. Emerald Greens are often planted on two-foot centers. As with all Big Trees Inc. stock, our Emerald Greens are field grown and are balled and burlapped. Field grown stock is known to be fuller and healthier than container grown stock.
Cultivars of our native tree, the Western Red Cedar, make excellent screening trees and hedges. The excelsa cedar is known to maintain its density and symmetrical form without reaching such an enormous mature size. Most cedar cultivars are also noted for their moderate to fast growth rates. Cedars do tolerate hedging and shearing to maintain their growth and overall size.
The weeping willow is a great selection for adding character to a landscape. Known for its graceful, low sweeping branch structure and unique shape. The weeping willow is commonly found near streams, lakes and wetlands but is adaptable to drier soils as well. The weeping willow has winter interest due to its golden winter stems.
The Zelkova is a lovely landscape specimen or shade tree. It has a unique leaf and canopy shape. The leaves of the Zelkova are similar to elm leaves. The Zelkova is a good substitute for Elms since the Zelkova is not susceptible to Dutch elm disease.
The Austrian Pine is a dependable pine for the Pacific Northwest. It is densely pyramidal when young but matures to be a dome shaped tree with dense spreading branches. Austrian pines can be used as screening trees but they do not tolerate shearing.
The Deodar Cedar has a very graceful habit that can be quite striking in the landscape. It is grown easily in our mild northwest climate. Branches of the Deodar are pendulous and the central leader often droops. It has dense evergreen needles that grow in tufts or whorls on the branches. Needles have a unique bright green to a bluish tint.
The Fraser fir is a nice ornamental evergreen for the landscape. It has the classic evergreen look with its dark green needles and layered branching. The Fraser fir is a popular choice at Christmas. It is best in full sun and it prefers a well drained soil. This tree grows in a pyramidal form. The needles are dark green above with silvery-white on the underside.
The Giant Sequoia is an impressive addition to any landscape. It grows to magnificent heights and gains enormous trunk girth. A large landscape is necessary because size will be difficult to control. The giant sequoia is extremely long lived and is highly regarded as one of the most majestic trees.