Big Trees Inc. Helps Save a Large Dogwood Tree

SNOHOMISH, WA: Big Trees Inc., (https://bigtreesupply.com/), a tree sales and transplant company in the Seattle area, recently helped a man who wanted to save a large Dogwood tree on his property.

The tree was in the way of remodeling and expanding the client’s garage and parking area — both premium features in the neighborhoods of Seattle. The client contacted Big Trees about moving the huge tree. He told them the base trunk had a diameter of over a foot and a half wide, and that the canopy of the tree was 20-feet plus in height. With his daughter having childhood memories with the tree, he felt strongly about saving it.

The tree was positioned very close to some overhead power service lines going to the neighbor’s home. Once the large root ball was dug, it was too heavy for any ground based tractor to lift conventionally. Fortunately, this tree only needed to move a short distance. The crew dug a trench in the direction that the tree needed to travel, and with an extendable boom forklift, the root ball was scooped and slid to the front of the new trench, like a big cookie on a bakers sheet. When all the markers and measurements were checked, it was decided that it was time to re-bury the Dogwood in its new planting location.

“There are a lot of ways to handle these larger trees, and in spite of most situations where it can look really difficult, our crews and techniques have enough experience to see a lot of great things accomplished!” says 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: Benefits of Deep Root Fertilization

by Nancy Penrose

Trees require certain nutrients in order to function and grow. Most trees in urban landscape settings are grown in soils that do not contain sufficient nutrients for it to grow and develop properly. This is why fertilization is a very important part of tree care and tree preservation.

Why You Should Fertilize

We frequently remove fallen leaves, organic matter and other potential sources of nutrient recycling that would naturally have helped trees thrive. Fertilization can replace these soil nutrients lost by leaf cleanup.

Tree fertilization can also help new trees expand root systems for better anchorage and overall vitality. Expanded root systems mean better water absorption and better defense against drought and hot weather, which has become more common here in the Pacific Northwest.

For those who want that instant screen, fertilization will increase plant growth.

What’s the Difference Between Deep Root Fertilization and DIY Fertilization?

So, what’s the difference between deep root fertilization and DIY fertilization sold in stores? Most store bought fertilizers (especially for lawns) are quick release nitrogen that are high in salts. The salt can cause “fertilizer burn” which results in scorched leaf margins. Deep root fertilizer is a slow release, zero salt formula, that does not burn or cause drought stress for the tree. Injecting into the soil brings the nutrients to the root zone of the tree and helps deliver more fertilizer directly to the tree. This is especially good for trees in grass and planting beds where competing plants may absorb some of the fertilizer.

Know Your Numbers

It’s important to know what type of fertilizer will give the right balance of nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P) and potassium (K). This can be confusing for many homeowners. Our tree specialist takes the guesswork out of what fertilizer blend is best and handle everything for our clients. For more information or if you have questions about deep root fertilization, call us at (360) 563-2700.

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.

BigTreeSupply.com: The Best Time to Transplant Trees

By Nancy Penrose

It is very important when moving a tree from one place to another to be aware of the time of year. Trees can have a lot of their water evaporate through their leaves and foliage during a transplanting effort. Dormancy season for conifer and deciduous trees, (those that lose their leaves in the fall), is the best season to transplant a tree.

Once deciduous trees are losing their leaves it is a good signal that dormancy has settled into the Northwest each fall. Once transplanted, the tree will have ideal temperatures and the enthusiastic growth push of the season to help them adjust to the new space. Aftercare is imperative. The tree will need consistent, daily drip irrigation to the root ball surface to help the tree survive and adjust. Typically 15 minutes of drip per day during the growing season (April-October) will suffice. Do not water your trees during the dormant season.

Late Fall to Early Spring

Late fall to early spring in the Northwest is the ideal time of year for transplanting a tree. They will handle being dug and moved much better at that time of year. The timing is best when the tree can be handled before its new foliage has broken its bud casings.

Early Fall

Some trees will do fine if you transplant them in the early fall, especially evergreen trees. If you live in a colder area/higher altitude environment, and an evergreen tree is being transplanted there from a warmer/lower altitude climate, then it’s best to transplant the tree in early spring and let it have a half a year in its new location before winter starts.

Late Winter

Transplanting a tree in late winter is a fine time too, especially as it rarely freezes hard enough in our Puget Sound climate to make planting difficult. If it is too cold to be digging, our trucks won’t be on the road anyway.

Summer

The middle of summer is the least desirable time of year for transplanting trees in our Puget Sound region. Deciduous trees have all their new leaves, and conifer trees have their fresh evergreen foliage. All of these trees are pulling hard for water through their existing root systems to nurture their new growth so disrupting this can be detrimental if not done with proper precaution, methods and aftercare. Fortunately, Big Trees has garnered significant experience in moving trees during the summer because of construction schedule demands. There are many techniques and treatments we use and have developed over the decades to help summer transplants along, including digging larger size rootballs than normally required and application of products that help put the tree in temporary dormancy during the transplant process.
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Summary

Many construction companies are recognizing trees as priorities to their clients. In addition, there are many city development guidelines attempting to retain tree canopy in the face of our extreme pace of real estate development. Big Trees is the first in any consulting group to point out when a tree is not a good transplant candidate. Keeping our integrity and advisements as a trusted resource for builders and municipalities is a major priority in our assessment of transplanting opportunities.

In our Puget Sound region, the importance of our urban and suburban trees and what they contribute to our environments is given significant consideration nowadays. Big Trees is very pleased to assist with the protection and retention of our region’s tree populations.

If you have more questions about transplanting you can always call a big tree specialist at Big Trees Inc., 360-563-2700.

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://snohomishbigtrees.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.

Real Web Marketing Designs New Web Site for Big Trees Inc. in Seattle

New Web Site Features Large Custom Tree Finder Feature

LOS ANGELES, CA: Real Web Marketing Inc. (http://www.realwebmarketing.net), a web design and website marketing company in Los Angeles, has completed designing a new web site for Big Trees, Inc. (https://bigtreesupply.com), a large tree nursery and tree transplanting company in the Seattle area.

Big Trees Inc. is one of the largest tree nurseries in the greater Seattle area, located in Snohomish, WA. They specialize in selling and installing trees of all sizes, especially large, mature trees. The company also transplants and moves trees, and has done work for the Seattle Seahawks, as well as for numerous cities, schools, colleges, universities, and thousands of home owners around the Seattle area.

Nancy Penrose, owner of Big Trees, Inc., stated “We have worked with Real Web Marketing for 7 years now. They designed our site 7 years ago, and have since worked with us on search engine optimization and pay per click advertising. We have been having a great year, and so we decided it was time for a new web design, and so we turned to Real Web Marketing again. And we couldn’t be happier with the new design. We especially like the new Tree Finder feature on the site, where visitors can browse over 100 trees, by various categories.”

John Eberhard, President of Real Web Marketing stated, “We always enjoy working with the folks at Big Trees, and we were glad for the opportunity to update their large website with a thoroughly modern look. They obviously are a top tree nursery and transplant company, and I wanted the site to reflect the level of quality that the company maintains.”

John Eberhard has been involved in marketing for 29 years, and has worked for a variety of companies as Marketing Director prior to starting Real Web Marketing Inc., including The Dohring Company, Executive Software (now Condusiv Software), Survival Strategies, Panda Software, and David Morse & Associates. Real Web Marketing Inc. was founded by John Eberhard in 1999 in the Los Angeles area and incorporated in 2011, and has clients all over the U.S. Their services offered include web design, shopping cart site design, mobile friendly web design, pay-per-click advertising campaign set up and management, search engine optimization (SEO), link building, social media marketing, copywriting, online PR, and video production. He can be reached at 661-441-2429. Their websites including http://realwebmarketing.net, http://realwebmarketingreleases.com, http://realwebclientnews.com, and http://myseojourney.net.

Big Trees Inc. Helped a Builder Move a Large Landscape Tree

SNOHOMISH, WA: Big Trees Inc., (https://bigtreesupply.com/), a tree sales and transplant company, was contacted by a builder to move a large landscape tree on their property.

The builder had been speculating on a property for some time, and in making their intentions for the property known, the city inspectors realized that this property would be losing most of its tree canopy to the renovation. The city made the suggestion to save a 25-foot tall Coastal Redwood tree as a way to mitigate some of the lost tree foliage on the property.

Big Trees was asked to come by and evaluate the tree and the property for the handling of this tree. It was decided that the tree should be moved to the very southeast corner of the property from its southwest location. The tree was treated with a solution to slow and retain the hydration of the tree, and the next day, the crew of Big Trees’ transplanting team arrived to begin carefully digging, severing roots and binding the root ball together for handling the next day.

The next morning, the tree was lifted and moved to its new location, set at grade of what would be the eventual finished height of soil around tree, and the tree was unbound and had topsoil added up around the root ball’s sidewalls. Drip irrigation was added to the surface of the root ball for keeping the adequate amount of water to the tree’s root system, and the builder’s project continued, with the tree in its new location.

Todd Holmes, Big Trees’ Operation Manager, stated “Cities are requesting these larger trees to get moved when trying to salvage tree coverage from developing lots, and we’re always happy to do so when all of the successful elements are present. The tree has to be a quality candidate in a good setting, the logistics have to be sound, and the builder has to be vested in seeing the transplant survive with their long term care plan. If all of this comes together, the likelihood of a successful transplant is very good,”

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.

Big Trees Inc. Salvages Large Rhododendrons from a Local Property

SNOHOMISH, WA: Big Trees Inc., ( https://bigtreesupply.com/ ), a tree sales and transplant company, salvaged a number of large Rhododendrons from a local property earlier this season, which allowed Big Trees to gain a number of large Rhododendron specimens for their inventory.

A woman came into Big Trees’ office one afternoon this spring and mentioned that she had a significant number of Rhododendrons that were lining her property frontage, and she was considering having them cut down. While she liked the privacy the trees gave, her property had recently been burglarized, and she felt the Rhododendrons were a part of the reason the thieves felt comfortable targeting her property.

A Big Trees representative went out to the property to have a look at the plants and the logistics that might be involved in getting the Rhododendrons out of this location. There didn’t appear to be any conflicts with the recently located underground utilities on the property, and the Rhododendrons all appeared to be spaced out well enough to salvage them effectively. Big Trees was able to successfully load the Rhododendrons onto their trucks and bring them back to their nursery.

“These kind of arrangements can be pretty adventurous for all involved. A home owner can receive free removal for what might have been an otherwise expensive operation, and Big Trees gets to invest our efforts into some terrific plant material that will go on to live in another landscape. In addition, there’s always the angle that the home owner doesn’t have to watch a number of beautiful plants get destroyed simply because they no longer fit the environment,” says 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.

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.