Big Trees Inc. Rescues Old Neighborhood Lion’s Head Maple

Old Tree Rescued From Construction Project in Mt. Baker Neighborhood

SEATTLE, WA: Big Trees Inc., ( a tree nursery and tree transplant specialist company servicing the Seattle area, recently rescued an old Lion’s Head Maple tree from a construction project. The tree was rescued for the Mt. Baker neighborhood.

Construction was beginning in the Mt. Baker neighborhood which threatened a very important tree, an old Lion’s Head Maple tree. The Lion’s Head Maple is a large tree with burgundy wood and bright crinkled and thickly textured green leaves in the spring. Its leaves turn deep green in the summer, and then in the fall its display is a rich crimson that can hold for weeks. The client, rather than lose the tree, sought a tree transplant specialist. Big Trees Inc. assessed the situation, was able to retrieve the tree without damage, and will transplant the tree back once construction is completed, thus ensuring their client not lose this prominent and valuable Japanese Maple tree.

Big Trees Inc., Ross Latham, commented on the project: “It was very good to help a town to keep one of its respected trees. When they approached us with it we could at once see why they wanted to preserve it. The Lion’s Head Maple is a very significant tree and quite a majestic public display year-round, so it’s understandable that they would want a tree transplant specialist with professionals bringing years of experience to bear. The project went very well, we look forward to working with Mt. Baker again in the future if they ever have need.”

Ross Latham 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 up to large trees. Their blog can be seen at