Big Trees Inc. Helps Transplant Large Palm Trees

SNOHOMISH, WA: Big Trees Inc., (https://bigtreesupply.com/), a tree sales and transplant company in the Seattle area, was approached by a new client and was asked to help with a transplanting project involving a number of large palm trees.

The client wanted five of the palm trees moved from a commercial property over to a residence, and to replace a dead palm tree with a new one on the same commercial property.

These 16-foot tall palm trees were treated the day before with anti-shock treatment to minimize the loss of hydration to the trees during the process. They were dug and structured into root balls weighing around 400 – 600 pounds each. Once the five trees were loaded up onto Big Trees’ truck and the single palm tree was transplanted onsite, Big Trees’ heavy flatbed truck and trailer with the loader made its way to Mercer Island to have the palm trees planted throughout a lakeside property.

“The transformation that tree transplanting can make to a property can be astounding. One of the most enjoyable and reoccurring stories we hear about is when loved ones or family friends make it to a property where our large tree installations have occurred, and while the person seeing this environment can’t put their finger on it, they know something significant has happened there! Sometimes they are in the shade of the newly planted tree, and just cannot figure out what is new and different,” said Nancy, owner of Big Trees.

Nancy Penrose is the owner of Big Trees Inc., 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 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 https://bigtreesupply.com/blog/ or http://arboristblog.com/. They can be reached at 360-563-2700.

When Should You Have a Tree Removed from Your Property?

By Nancy Penrose

As you probably already know, trees can provide several benefits to your home and property. They can add value to your home and they can also provide shade in the warmer months.

However, trees can also have their own risks. Eventually, all trees become too old or unsafe to be kept on your property. So, how can you know when it’s time to get a tree removed?

When you see something strange

If you start to notice something strange is happening to your tree, do not wait. Call an arborist immediately for them to take a look and identify the issue. They’ll be able to let you know what the best next step should be. Dying branches should be removed immediately because they can fall at any moment.

Examine the tree from afar

In order to see if there’s anything wrong with your tree in the first place, you’ll need to take a step back and look at the tree as a whole. Look out for any leaning that’s new (a leaning tree can be a sign that it’s dying), inspect the ground around the base of the tree as the roots can tell you a lot about the health of the tree. If the roots look damaged or look like they’re decaying, the tree has lost some structural support and has the potential of falling at any point. Finally, inspect the tree’s trunk. A crack in the trunk can indicate that a tree is no longer structurally sound.

At Big Trees, we will come out and inspect your tree to see if there are any signs of damage or decay. Just contact us today at (866) 313-2333 to get started.

Nancy Penrose is owner of Big Trees Inc. (https://bigtreesupply.com), (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 https://bigtreesupply.com/tree-care-maintenance/ and for more tips on tree care or installation go to privacytree.net. See our video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6vVhNW1XJI and connect with us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Big-Trees-Inc/193731105108.

Big Trees Inc. Transplanted Large Fruit Trees in Central Washington

SNOHOMISH, WA: Big Trees Inc., (https://bigtreesupply.com/), a tree sales and transplant company, was asked to come to Central Washington and transplant a number of large fruit trees from an apple growing property, to the owner’s property a few miles down the road.

The client had called initially in February and began asking questions about what would be involved with moving ten large trees in the Yakima area. After discussing tree varieties and sizes, the limitations and logistics involved, and the long-term care for the trees after transplanting, the client decided to move forward.

The 90-foot tree spade truck can take a root ball of around seven feet in diameter and four feet deep, weighing around 8,000 pounds, with the tree’s trunk and branches adding an additional 1,000 pounds of wood weight. It tends to be best suited for moving trees in the 20 to 25-foot height range.

An estimated cost for the travel and onsite operations was agreed on, and the date was set for the crew and tree spade truck to arrive. The crew left early in the morning on the start day and arrived with plenty of daylight to make progress on the project. The crew stayed overnight and made quick work of the remaining trees the next day, allowing them to drive back to Snohomish well before closing of the shop that day. The newly transplanted trees were in the 20-foot height rand and 10 to 12-feet wide. The trees were spaced out in a field behind a property that the owner is going to be developing into their new residence.

“The 90-foot Big John tree spade truck is an impressive piece of equipment! When all of the access and tree situations line up for the truck’s needs, this machine is a very capable option for moving large trees in a successful and rapid manner,” said Nancy, owner of Big Trees.

Nancy Penrose is the owner of Big Trees Inc., 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 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 https://bigtreesupply.com/blog/ or http://arboristblog.com/. They can be reached at 360-563-2700.

What is a Certified Arborist and Why Should You Use One?

By Nancy Penrose

Alright, so first things first. What is an arborist? Well, to put it simply, an arborist is a professional who is highly trained in the science of planting, caring for and maintaining trees.

Ok, so what about a certified arborist? A certified arborist is someone who is highly seasoned and has been certified by the International Society of Arboriculture. The only way to become ISA-certified is to pass rigorous certification exams that test one’s knowledge about the various parts of arboriculture, the study of how trees grow and respond to their environment.

Why should I use a certified arborist?

Arborists are tree-care experts. In fact, they are required to have at least 3-years of experience within the field. They also are required to stay up-to-date on the most recent arboriculture techniques. When you use a certified arborist, you’re utilizing the experience, skills and know-how of these professionals so your trees can be properly taken care of on your property.

The trees on your property are an investment that effect the value of your property. Trees that are not taken care of properly can devalue your home and even make create safety hazards. On the flip side, if your trees are well-maintained and properly taken care of, the value of your home can increase and those around it will remain safe.

When you hire a certified arborist, you’ll feel assured that your tree professional knows how to perform any type of tree-care activity, such as pruning, removal, trimming, etc.

At Big Trees, we offer a one-year warranty and a free aftercare visit from our Board Certified Master Arborist when we install trees. Just contact us today at (866) 313-2333 to get started.

Nancy Penrose is owner of Big Trees Inc. (https://bigtreesupply.com), (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 https://bigtreesupply.com/tree-care-maintenance/ and for more tips on tree care or installation go to privacytree.net. See our video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6vVhNW1XJI and connect with us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Big-Trees-Inc/193731105108.

Choosing the Right Place to Plant a Tree

By Nancy Penrose

Planting a tree is a great way to conserve energy, protect your property and clear the air. Additionally, trees preserve soil, provide food and add value to your home. Choosing the right location for your tree is vital and will help keep the tree in good health. So, how do you choose a good place? We outline our tips below.

Figure out the purpose of your tree

What will the function of your tree be? Do you want more shade to keep your home cool in the summer? A large leafy tree can do the trick. Or maybe you want to add some more privacy to your home, in which case evergreens are a great choice. First decide on the purpose of your tree and then you’ll be able to determine a location.

Finding the perfect location

Once you’ve figured out the purpose of your tree, you’ll need to find the perfect location so it can function as desired. They’ll need to be planted in a spot where they won’t be interfered with or damaged by surrounding structures. Your tree size will be a large determining factor on where the tree can go. Make sure the height doesn’t obstruct any views or risk contact with power lines, and that the root system doesn’t interfere with anything underground, like water pipes, the home’s foundation, or the sidewalk.

When a tree is planted correctly in a good location and cared for properly, it can become a lifelong addition to your home. On the other hand, if the tree is not planted correctly and isn’t well cared for, costly problems can occur.

At Big Trees, we can help you pick out a tree that will best suit your needs and give our expert opinion on where it should be planted. Just contact us today at (866) 313-2333 to get started.

Nancy Penrose is owner of Big Trees Inc. (https://www.bigtreesupply.com), (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 https://bigtreesupply.com/tree-care-maintenance/ and for more tips on tree care or installation go to privacytree.net. See our video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6vVhNW1XJI and connect with us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Big-Trees-Inc/193731105108.

Big Trees Inc. Provides Large Tree Privacy Screen to Home

SNOHOMISH, WA: Big Trees Inc., (https://bigtreesupply.com/), a tree sales and transplant company, provided a large tree privacy screen, consisting of 10 trees, to the back yard of a home since a builder had recently removed the native forest.

A woman had called into Big Trees with her story of the forest having been knocked down behind her home to make way for three new houses. Disappointed with her new view, she decided to ask for help from Big Trees.

Big Trees suggested a variety of trees they had in their nursery at that time that could be delivered and installed with an irrigation system and warranty. After some options were presented and budgets were defined, one of the Big Trees staff went out to the property to help design where the trees should go along the fence line. Big Trees arranged for the delivery and installation of the 10 trees requested, ranging from 14-feet to 20-feet, resulting in restoring the privacy to the yard that had been lost.

“It’s wonderful getting to have a role in this kind of landscaping. Watching people’s faces when the large trees start to change their views is a really fun process.” said Nancy, owner of Big Trees.

Nancy Penrose is the owner of Big Trees Inc., 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 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/ or http://arboristblog.com/. They can be reached at 360-563-2700.

Big Trees Inc. Saves and Transplants 26 Trees from Construction Site

SNOHOMISH, WA: Big Trees Inc., (http://bigtreessupply.com/), a tree sales and transplant company, was contacted to save and transplant a number of trees in the footprint of a new major construction effort.

There were 37 trees in total that were slated to be relocated during a construction project at a local community college. The school reached out to Big Trees, Inc., to see if we could provide this service in a tight construction schedule.

Big Trees was able to identify 26 trees that were good candidates for transplant.  The trees were all in manageable size ranges for the Big Trees crew and equipment, and they will be added back to the site once the construction is complete and the final landscaping phase starts.

The trees have all been moved to storage beds for the duration of the project, where they will be watered with automated drip irrigation until they are ready to be replanted on the construction site.

“Thank you! Pablo and his crew did an amazing job. I was very impressed with how much they accomplished.” said the project manager.

Nancy Penrose is the owner of Big Trees Inc., 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 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.bigtreessupply.com/blog/ or http://arboristblog.com/. They can be reached at 360-563-2700.

 

 

BigTreeSupply.com: 5 Great Trees to Plant in Washington State

By Nancy Penrose

Here are some great landscaping trees that will enhance any landscape in Washington state.

5. Douglas Fir

  • Growth Rate is Moderate
  • Mature Size 80′ Tall x 30′ Wide
  • Likes full sun to partial shade
  • Evergreen

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.

4. Emerald Green Arborvitae

  • Growth Rate is Slow
  • Mature Size 20′ Tall x 4′ Wide
  • Likes full sun to partial shade
  • Evergreen

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.

3. Red Pointe Maple

  • Average Growth Rate is Moderate
  • Mature Size 50′ Tall x 30′ Wide
  • Like full sun
  • Deciduous

The Red Pointe Maple is a beautiful pyramidal maple with a relatively carefree growth habit, narrower than others, making it an excellent large shade tree for more compact landscapes. Dark green foliage turns a brilliant red in early autumn.

2. Thundercloud Plum

  • Average Growth Rate is Moderate
  • Mature Size 20′ Tall x 20′ Wide
  • Like full sun to partial shade
  • Deciduous
  • Flowers: Single pink flowers in early spring

The Thundercloud plum has dependable purple foliage throughout the growing season. It is not fruit bearing but does produce single pink flowers in early spring. A reliable tree that is adaptable to most growing conditions.

1. Weeping Willow 

  • Average Growth Rate is Moderate to Fast
  • Mature Size 50′ Tall x 40′ Wide
  • Likes full sun to partial shade
  • Deciduous

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.

If you’d like to see samples of these trees or some of the other 120,000 trees that we have available in over 300 varieties, call Big Trees at 360-563-2700, or come visit us in tree nursery in Snohomish and talk to our tree specialists. See the map below.

Nancy Penrose is owner of Big Trees Inc. (http://www.bigtreesupply.com), (tree nursery Seattle / Snohomish, WA), one of the largest Seattle tree nurserys, specializing in large trees for sale and transplant tree service. Learn more about tree preservation at http://bigtreesupply.com/tree-care-maintenance/ and for more tips on big trees care or installation go to snohomishbigtrees.com.See our video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULejKnh2MYY and connect with us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Big-Trees-Inc/193731105108

 

Big Trees Inc. Helps Relocate a Large Japanese Maple

SNOHOMISH, WA: Big Trees Inc., (https://bigtreesupply.com/), a tree sales and transplant company, was asked to help relocate a large Japanese Maple tree for a group of residents involved in a local school remodel.

The tree had a long standing heritage at the entrance to the school. When the school started its remodeling project, the locals decided to privately raise the funds to have this large tree moved to the entrance of the new school.

Big Trees was first contacted about this project in early December 2018. Once it was decided that this tree was a viable candidate for proper root balling and transplanting to the new proposed planting location, Big Trees generated some estimates for what the process might involve financially. A local group of volunteers began raising the funds to accommodate this transplant.

The Japanese Maple was originally planted in 1967, and has been seen as a heritage tree to most all who have attended the school over the years. It is now 20-feet tall by 20-feet wide with numerous trunks in a thick diameter. The tree weighed-in at around 25,000 pounds once it was properly dug and bound with burlap and rope. The tree was rigged and lifted onto a truck for transport to the new installation location. Once the crane was set up in the next location, the tree was lifted off of the transport vehicle and planted in its new planting environment.

The tree is going to receive ongoing supervision and care from the volunteers’ group who worked hard to raise the funds.

“This Japanese Maple will hopefully continue to welcome many more generations of students at the school’s new entrance, as it has done for the last 50 years in its former location.” said Todd Holmes, Big Trees’ Operation Manager.

Nancy Penrose is the owner of Big Trees Inc., 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 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 https://bigtreesupply.com/blog/ or http://arboristblog.com/. They can be reached at 360-563-2700.

BigTreeSupply.com: Spring Checklist for Taking Care of Your Trees

By Nancy Penrose

Winter is almost over and spring is in sight! This means it’s time to start thinking about tree care for your trees and ensure they’re in tip-top shape for spring and summer. Below, you’ll find a mini-checklist of steps you can take to see if your tree is healthy and what to do if certain signs appear.

1. Inspect your trees and shrubs
Rainfall and melting snow can add more water than normal and you may encounter standing water. Pay attention to your trees; if anything looks unusual, make sure to contact a professional tree arborist to determine the care that might be needed.

2. Prune any dead branches
Proper pruning is a must in order to protect your big trees from any branches that got damaged from the winter weather. Not to mention, pruning will help protect your home, cars, family and passersby from damaged branches that could fall.

3. Think about if you want to plant new trees
Now is the time to start thinking about planting new trees. If you’ve decided to plant a new tree, spring is a great time to do so! We highly recommend hiring a tree installation professional to help you on planting your new trees because there are several factors that come into play, such as where to safely plant it, planting it at the proper depth, etc.

Spring is such a joyful time for many of us! Let’s make sure your trees are healthy and safe. We are professionally trained to inspect trees, give them their proper treatment and plant new trees. Just contact us at (866) 313-2333 and we can go over your specific needs.

Nancy Penrose is owner of Big Trees Inc. (https://bigtreesupply.com), (tree nursery Snohomish, WA), one of the largest Seattle tree nurserys, specializing in large trees for sale and transplant tree service. Learn more about tree installation at https://bigtreesupply.com/planting-service/professional-planting-service/ and for more tips on tree care or tree installation go to http://arboristblog.com/blog/. See our video at https://vimeo.com/291609737 and connect with us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Big-Trees- Inc/193731105108.