By Nancy Penrose

In today’s fast paced world, it’s easy to get busy with work and forget to pay attention to your trees. You may overlook damage or forget to properly maintain your trees. While it is totally understandable when life can be busy, we want to stress how important it is to assess damaged trees, especially big trees, and to maintain your trees properly.

What happens if I neglect a damaged tree?

First, it can be very harmful to your neighbors, children, family, pets and people passing by. When a tree is diseased, damaged or unstable, the branches are at risk of falling and can injure those nearby. The scary part is that it can happen suddenly and unpredictably.

Secondly, it can cause property damage if large branches, or even an entire tree, falls onto your car or your home, or worse, that of your neighbor’s.

Thirdly, damaged trees can also cause problems for nearby trees on your property. If a large branch falls on another tree, or if the tree disease from one tree spreads to another, things can get bad quickly.

At Big Trees, we are properly trained tree specialists and can inspect all types of trees and help find the correct solution for diseased or damaged trees. If your tree looks questionable in any way, let us come out and inspect it. Call us at (360) 563-2700 today.

Nancy Penrose is owner of Big Trees Inc. (, (tree nursery Snohomish, WA), one of the largest Seattle tree nurseries, specializing in large trees for sale and transplant tree service. Learn more about tree preservation at and for more tips on tree care or installation go to See our video at and connect with us on Facebook at Inc/193731105108.