Big Trees Inc to Save Rare Plants in Washington Area

Root Pruning and Tree Transplantation Efforts to Take Place in 2015

SEATTLE, WA: Big Trees Inc., ( a tree installation and tree nursery company in Washington State, has recently been asked to undertake a project to help preserve some of the local trees on behalf of the Washington Park Arboretum. The trees would otherwise be in the path of a planned construction project, thus Big Trees is being asked to transplant the trees to other locations on the premises. Big Trees will also use root pruning to ensure the roots, in transit, remain healthy and able to take hold in their new location.

Todd Holmes, lead Project Manager for Big Trees Inc., stated the following about the upcoming project: “The goal is to ensure that a number of trees and plants will not get impacted negatively by some new construction that will take place over the coming year. There are a number of trees and plants that are in the footprint for the most logical pathway of a new trail that is being built. Many of these trees and plants are of rare cultivars and unusual species for our area. In an effort to preserve these special trees and plants, Big Trees was asked to help manage this material and move them out of the pathway, while root pruning and preparing other trees for transplanting later in the year. Once root pruned, a tree’s likelihood of bouncing back from a transplanting process is greatly enhanced.”

Nancy Penrose, owner of Big Trees Inc., stated, ”We are very pleased to be asked to participate in these improvements in the Arboretum, and it’s always an honor to work with their exceptional staff and plant material. Everything we are involved in at the Arboretum has a wonderful focus on effective plant and tree management, and their processes are very effective. Thanks to their insights and our team’s abilities, many beautiful and unusual plants and trees are going to get an opportunity to continue their life patterns. It’s a wonderful project.”

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