BigTreeSupply.com: Why You Shouldn’t Neglect Damaged Trees

By Nancy Penrose

In today’s fast paced world, it’s easy to get busy with work and forget to pay attention to your trees. You may overlook damage or forget to properly maintain your trees. While it is totally understandable when life can be busy, we want to stress how important it is to assess damaged trees, especially big trees, and to maintain your trees properly.

What happens if I neglect a damaged tree?

First, it can be very harmful to your neighbors, children, family, pets and people passing by. When a tree is diseased, damaged or unstable, the branches are at risk of falling and can injure those nearby. The scary part is that it can happen suddenly and unpredictably.

Secondly, it can cause property damage if large branches, or even an entire tree, falls onto your car or your home, or worse, that of your neighbor’s.

Thirdly, damaged trees can also cause problems for nearby trees on your property. If a large branch falls on another tree, or if the tree disease from one tree spreads to another, things can get bad quickly.

At Big Trees, we are properly trained tree specialists and can inspect all types of trees and help find the correct solution for diseased or damaged trees. If your tree looks questionable in any way, let us come out and inspect it. Call us at (360) 563-2700 today.

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. Helps a Local University on Renovation Project

SNOHOMISH, WA: Big Trees Inc., (https://bigtreesupply.com/), a tree sales and transplant company, was recently contacted by a local university to help save existing trees from demolition during a large campus remodel.

Big Trees helped relocate the trees to a storage area and save them for future landscape use after the construction is complete. The university is well known for its specimen trees and plants and the reuse of these trees will be appreciated in the coming decades of new students, faculty and public garden tours.

There were eight large trees that needed to be dug, balled and burlapped, and maneuvered to a storage area located several hundred yards to the north of their current locations. Most of these trees weighed one to four tons or more, and included varieties such as Japanese Maples, Fernleaf Hinokis and a spreading Mugo Pine. In addition to the large trees, there were 17 heavy rocks that had been weathered and aged in the garden. These rocks, some weighing upwards of 8,000 pounds, were carefully unearthed from their positions and moved to storage as well.

“It’s very rewarding to everyone involved when we get to see trees with a long, cared for history be saved and valued for a new project,” says Todd Holmes, Big Trees’ Operation Manager. “These trees have a lot of character to offer a new building, to say nothing of the scaling and sizing complementation that some mature landscape trees and heavy-rock can bring to a view scape. It’s very exciting to come see the project once everything is wrapped up and recognize the value that the substantial trees and landscaping provides.”

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. Helps Transplant Large Trees at a Private Seattle School

SNOHOMISH, WA: Big Trees Inc., (https://bigtreessupply.com/), a tree sales and transplant company, recently helped transplant a large number of Linden trees at a private school in the Seattle area.

The project will be accomplished over the winter break so as to not interfere with the daily school traffic. This transplanting effort will be made to create a much smoother process for the construction company for major renovations, and will keep the school in good standings with the city’s efforts to maintain the tree canopy of this neighborhood.

The private school has been planning a major renovation for some time. In moving the 25-foot tall Linden trees out of their current location, the renovation project will be able to work more efficiently, with a much better staging area for loading and unloading materials.

The trees will have 15,000-pound root balls, and with all the overhead obstructions and branching in the area, Big Trees will be hiring a unique forklift, called a Versa Lift, providing several options on handling weight. The large trees in question will be moved to the other side of the property and replanted. In addition, there are some smaller trees that will be removed and brought to Big Trees’ nursery for storage until the construction is completed.

Todd Holmes, Big Trees’ Operation Manager, stated “This is a fun example of what can be done with large landscape trees as an alternative to the chainsaw. These 20-year trees can continue providing their benefits to the community, and the construction project can be made more efficient. These kind of operations feel really good 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 https://bigtreessupply.com/blog/ or http://arboristblog.com/. They can be reached at 360-563-2700.

The Best Time To Get Tree Inspections and Pruning

By Nancy Penrose

If you’re not getting your trees inspected, you should start. It’s important to make sure your trees get inspected to ensure that they’re safe and healthy. The prime time to get your trees inspected and pruned is actually in the winter because:

There aren’t any leaves on the trees, making it easier to see the structure of the tree.

Trees suffer less shock from pruning due to them being dormant.

Pruning can be done without causing damage to nearby landscaping from heavy equipment.

What is pruning and should you do it?

Pruning is the cutting of dead or overgrown branches or stems, which can increase the fruitfulness and growth of the tree. To keep the tree healthy and safe, it’s important to get your trees pruned. See a branch that looks problematic? It should be pruned before it becomes unstable and causes property damage.

Although pruning seems like a pretty easy task, we highly suggest letting a professional do it. Pruning without proper knowledge and training can lead to accidents and cause long-term damage to the tree, causing it to get worse or die.

At Big Trees, we are properly trained to safely prune and inspect trees of all kinds and know exactly which type of pruning needs to be done to which type of tree. If your tree looks questionable in any way, let us come out an inspect it, call us at (360) 563-2700 today.

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. 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.