Big Trees Inc. Transplanted Large Evergreen Trees for a Developer

SNOHOMISH, WA: Big Trees Inc., (https://bigtreesupply.com/), a tree sales and transplant company, was contacted by a developer in Sequim, WA in regard to a project for transplanting a number of large evergreen trees.

The developer first contacted Big Trees in the middle of winter with an idea of transplanting some existing trees that were on a property. The trees were in the correct size range for the Big John 90-inch tree spade, and access was good to transplant the trees into the planned space.

The Big John tree spade got to work, and the crew spent two and a half days on the project moving over 20 trees into position along the property boundary. Each 20 to 25-foot evergreen tree was staked down with rebar posts and aircraft cable to stabilize these larger trees while they adjust to their new locations. Irrigation was added to the newly planted trees and set up on a timer to ensure the trees’ health throughout the spring and summer months, until they become established.

Nancy Penrose, owner of Big Trees, said: “The Big John tree spade isn’t a perfect fit for all projects, but when it has room to work, good access and nice trees, a lot of exciting things can happen!”

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.

Are Bumps on Trunks Bad for Trees?

By Nancy Penrose

As you appreciate the fully grown leaves on your trees in the summer, you may notice bulges growing on tree trunks. What are those bumps and are they bad for your trees? Well, to answer the first question, those bulges are called burls and the cause of the burls on your specific tree isn’t easy to pinpoint without looking at it. However, they sometimes develop due to bacteria, fungi and insects, while other trees have a genetic predisposition to producing burls.

Are burls bad for my trees?

Normally they pose no threat to trees. Sometimes, although it is rare, a burl can interrupt the vascular system of the tree. We recommend finding the reason why the burls appeared to make sure there isn’t a health threat to the tree.

Can I remove burls from my trees?

Removing burls from trees poses a high risk for your tree. Not only would it leave a wound on your tree’s trunk, it could also lead to an infection. We recommend not removing burls to maintain the health of the tree.

The best thing to do is to find why the burls appeared. Due to the fact that burls are a product of insect or fungi damage, it is important to make sure there aren’t any signs of an insect infection or something similar. If you see small holes in the trunk and branches, give us a call at (866) 313-2333 and we will help!

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. Replaces a Significant Hedge Between Two Properties

SNOHOMISH, WA: Big Trees Inc., (https://bigtreesupply.com/), a tree sales and transplant company in the Seattle area, recently replaced a significant hedge between two properties that had been lost during an accident.

Big Trees was approached by a customer who had a major accident occur with their neighbor, resulting in a lost hedge between the properties. The client’s neighbor had recently run a power cord along a row of tall Arborvitae trees to get some lighting into the daughter’s playhouse. Unfortunately, the Arborvitaes caught fire and the fire spread quickly throughout the entire 65-foot long hedge. The fire was exceptionally close to both residences, but fortunately, neither home caught on fire.

The trees needed to be replaced as soon as possible and Big Trees had the inventory of trees and the crew capable of performing the work. It was decided that 31 of Big Trees’ 11’-12’ Emerald Green Arborvitaes would be the trees to work with. All of the debris from the fire was cleared, and the stumps and root material was removed from the relatively slender planting bed between the properties. The new trees were installed.

Todd Holmes, Big Trees’ Operations Manager, said: “The new trees were installed on the boundary bed, and the owners were thrilled. After the accident and thinking they would have to restart with small trees, they were thrilled to realize that their hedge could be put back in place and that the two neighbors could go back to their lives, hopefully with some better extension cords on their future projects.”

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: Can Your Birch Trees Be Saved?

By Nancy Penrose

If you haven’t heard, a beetle named the bronze birch borer has been becoming pretty troublesome in parts of western and eastern Washington. They can be found wherever birch is grown and mostly attacks the Jacquemontii Birch. Due to birch tree plantings increasing, the insect is quickly expanding. If you know your birch tree has been affected, you know you need to do something, but what exactly should you do? Can your birch tree be saved or is cutting it down the only answer? Let’s find out below.

Can my birch tree be saved?

The short answer is yes. In many cases, birch trees can be saved from the bronze birch borer. Treatment such as soil drenches, bark spray, and trunk injection are all ways you can save your birch trees from the tree disease if the treatment is applied correctly.

Should I cut my birch tree down?

We always recommend doing what you can to save a tree before you cut it down. If your birch tree has been affected, you’ll need to consider the tree’s health, what value it brings to your home, and the price of the treatment. If you find that your tree’s value is less than the cost of treatment, then cutting it down may be a good solution.

Unsure of whether your tree has been affected or not? We can help! We offer tree inspections and spray treatments for birch trees if the tree is less than 30% gone. Just contact our tree specialist 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 http://arboristblog.com. 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. Helped a Homeowner with a Large Scale Screening Situation

SNOHOMISH, WA: Big Trees Inc., (http://bigtreesupply.com/), a tree sales and transplant company in the Seattle area, recently helped a client with a large scale screening situation that needed to be resolved before the client could sell their home.

Last month, a couple came to the Big Trees nursery with a difficult situation. A five-story tall apartment building had been built up in their backyard view, and even though it is across the street from their backyard fence, it took away from the privacy of their home.

The couple was attempting to sell their home at the time and knew they had to bring privacy back to their home before they could easily sell it. Big Trees decided to plant large 20-foot Excelsa Cedars and large flowering Cherry trees along the back border of the property to help with the clients’ situation. The problem with installing these trees into this property was that there was no access for tractors to bring these 3,000-pound trees into the backyard. Big Trees called in their associates in the crane industry, and used a 140-ton class crane to safely place the trees into the backyard.

“These kind of large tree installations are extremely satisfying,” said Todd Holmes, Big Trees’ Operation Manager. “From the logistics all coming together, to the set-up of each impressive tree, and all to the moment where we get to step back and see the difference that has been accomplished; it’s a very unique thrill to get to be a part of!”

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.

 

Increase Property Value by Adding (or Cutting Down) Trees

By Nancy Penrose

You may be ready to sell your house now, or you’re planning on staying in your home for several years. Either way, you’ll want to add as much value to your house as possible, and the outside is just as important as the inside.

The best way to add value to the outside of your property is to add healthy trees or cut down diseased, dangerous trees. Did you know, according to PNW Research Station, a tree in front of a house can increase the home’s sale price by an average of $7,130? That’s huge!

So, which trees should you add to your home?

There isn’t really any specific tree that adds more value over another type of tree. The most important thing is to plant healthy, disease-resistant trees. If you’re in an area where a specific tree is popular, such as palm trees in Florida or California, then adding those trees can help as well.

Some popular trees that could enhance your home value include:

  • Katsura
  • Dogwood
  • Red maple

Which trees should you cut down?

Trees should always be healthy, well maintained and planted in the correct location. Cutting down a tree that looks infected, is covering up too much of the front of your home, is closer than 15-feet from your home, or is completely dead can help increase the value of your home.

We offer tree inspections and have a nursery of over 120,000 trees for you to choose from. Just contact us at (866) 313-2333 to get started.

Nancy Penrose is owner of Big Trees Inc. (http://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 http://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.

BigTreeSupply.com: Trees Losing Leaves in Spring? Here’s Why

By Nancy Penrose

When spring rolls around we expect our trees to bloom with leaves, not lose them. So, what do we do if we notice our trees are shedding or losing leaves during this time of the year? Below, we will cover the two most common reasons leaves drop in spring.

    1. Some trees may hold onto some of their leaves during the winter, making it perfectly normal for their leaves to drop in the spring. Some tree species shed some of their leaves in the spring rather than the fall.
    2. If your tree doesn’t naturally lose leaves in spring, but is losing them this year, it may have an infection.  A good way to tell if your tree may be infected is to look at the leaves on the ground to see if they’re curled up and brown rather than smooth and green.

Trees that naturally lose their leaves in spring:
If your tree is shedding leaves in spring and they are green and healthy looking, then everything is probably fine. Here are some of the most common types of trees that shed leaves in spring:

  • Live oak
  • Holly
  • Hackberry
  • Hickory

How do I know for sure if my tree is healthy?
As mentioned above, you can generally tell if your tree is healthy or not by the way the leaves appear. However, if you want to be safe, having a tree preservation professional inspect your tree is your best bet. We offer inspections and provide treatments for trees. Just contact us at (360) 563-2700.

Nancy Penrose is owner of Big Trees Inc. (http://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 http://bigtreesupply.com/tree-care-maintenance/ and for more tips on tree care or installation go to privacytree.net. See our video 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. Completed a Privacy Screening Project for a Homeowner in Bothell

SNOHOMISH, WA: Big Trees Inc., (http://bigtreesupply.com/), a tree sales and transplant company, has recently completed a significant privacy screening project for a homeowner in Bothell.

Previously, a greenbelt (an area of open land around a city, on which building is restricted) had been next door to the homeowner for years. However, the land has now been cleared for new homes. The homeowner had been aware of this development coming for a few months, but once they saw the actuality of it, they realized something needed to be done beyond building a typical fence.

The client called Big Trees’ office hoping to find a solution to their problem. The client had a property line of 120 feet in length and 40 feet of width to plant new trees into. Big Trees suggested Excelsa Cedars be planted into this area as they tend to grow 25 – 35-feet tall and 15-feet in width. The client decided on a taller, 14 – 16-foot tree to get a head start on hiding the development from their everyday life at home. The trees were successfully planted every seven feet in a row.

“It’s very shocking how fast neighborhoods can spring up out of the ground next to long-term property owners in our area. Our population in the Puget Sound is growing so rapidly, and developers are building as quickly as they can to accommodate and capitalize on the market. The way some property owners can become a little island amongst an ocean of tract housing is incredibly striking,” mentions 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 http://www.bigtreesupply.com/blog/ or http://arboristblog.com/. They can be reached at 360-563-2700.

BigTreeSupply.com: Will a Late Spring Frost Damage Your Trees?

By Nancy Penrose

It seems to happen without fail that we’ll enjoy the spring weather, but then winter will present us with one last freeze right when we thought it was all over. A dip in temperature isn’t just a shock for us; our trees feel it too.

Will a late spring frost damage your tree?
When there is a sudden drop in temperature, some trees, even big trees, can experience frost damage. Frost damage affects all trees, but the good news is that most trees can fully recover with some of your help. Here are some things you can do to help your tree recover from frost damage:

  • Lock in soil moisture by mulching your tree. Mulch will also provide nutrients for the tree’s new leaves.
  • Prune out dead stems if there are any.
  • Keep track of the weather so you can stay ahead of any future temperature drops. If you notice another temperature drop is approaching, you can water your tree the night before or cover it with burlap (or a different breathable material) if it’s small enough.

How does frost damage trees?
A drastic change in the weather can cause stress to trees. If your tree had new growth when spring arrived, the blooms can be damaged when the temperature drops suddenly. Not to worry though – many trees will sprout again later in the season. Trees that may have a hard time sprouting again are fruit and flowering trees, however.

How do I know if my tree has been damaged from frost?
Generally speaking, you will notice any new growth your tree made will turn brown a few days after the freeze. Frost damage affects differently depending on your tree type, so your tree may show different signs of frost damage than other trees. We offer inspections and provide treatments for trees, just contact us at (866) 313-2333.

Nancy Penrose is owner of Big Trees Inc. (http://www.bigtreesupply.com), (tree nursery Snohomish, WA), one of the largest Seattle tree nurserys, specializing in large trees for sale and transplanting tree service. Learn more about tree preservation at http://bigtreesupply.com/tree-care-maintenance/ and for more tips on tree care or installation go to nurserytrees.net. See our video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEP1vudflm0 and connect with us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Big-Trees-Inc/193731105108.

Big Trees Inc. is Having a Successful First Quarter

SNOHOMISH, WA: Big Trees Inc., (http://bigtreesupply.com/), a tree sales and transplant company, has been having a successful first quarter with plenty of new inventory and consistent transplanting work.

Big Trees’ nursery has upwards of 50 flowering Cherry trees ready for sale in several sizes, along with numerous flowering Pear trees, dozens of Stewartias, Styrax and Dogwoods. While the flowering trees are the focal point during Spring, Big Trees has also been stockpiling a lot of evergreen trees from Excelsa Cedars to Leyland Cypress to Hinoki Cypress, and a handful of evergreen Magnolias.

Furthermore, Big Trees has had a number of onsite transplanting projects. Big Trees addresses each scenario from as many angles as they can think of before considering the handling for larger trees. Once they’ve created a realistic plan, the pieces start to come together for the big transplant. It is an excitement for both Big Trees and their client when a tree gets lifted to their new location and planting begins.

“We hope to see you here in the nursery this spring, and help you find the right trees for your landscaping projects. Anyone who simply wants to walk the lanes of the nursery and see what all of these varieties of trees look like are always welcome as well. We’re looking at a busy, exciting season of planting, and we wish you the best with all of your gardening projects.” 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 http://www.bigtreesupply.com/blog/ or http://arboristblog.com/. They can be reached at 360-563-2700.