Big Trees Inc. Saves Large Trees at Local Golf Club

SNOHOMISH, WA: Big Trees Inc., (, a tree transplant and tree nursery company in the Seattle area, has been asked to help save several large specimen trees from a construction zone at a local golf club, and to replant them at the club house once the new renovations have been completed. The project will benefit aesthetically from the larger trees being replanted around the new construction, and saving the trees from the original landscape will please many people associated with the club.

There are two approximately 25-year old 20-foot tall Dogwoods and a large Japanese Maple that were chosen to be saved from the former landscape. Each of the trees weighs around 2,500 pounds, for a total weight of nearly four tons. For reference, that’s roughly the weight of a small African Elephant.

The trees were prepared for the move by being given treatments to slow their transpiration and movement of hydration (transpiration is the movement of water to the leaves where it evaporates), and then the trees were dug in expertly carved root balls that are proportionate to the size and scale of each tree. The trees were then loaded onto Big Trees’ flatbed trucks with a large material handler forklift and brought back out to their nursery to be stored until the project is ready to reaccept the trees. The trees appear to be reacting to the summer handling very well up to this point. They have been put into storage conditions and are on a drip irrigation system.

Nancy Penrose, owner of Big Trees had this to say about the project; “This process has gone quite well and we expect the trees to be a vibrant part of the new renovations in time. It’s a pleasure to know that our handiwork plays a role in the continuation of a garden, from one era to the next.”

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 can 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