Big Trees Inc Saves 75 Year Old Tree

Tree Transplanting Company Saves Japanese Maple From Being Destroyed

SEATTLE, WA: Big Trees Inc., (, a tree transplanting and tree nursery company in the Seattle area, recently salvaged a large Japanese Maple tree from a construction site. The building contractor notified Big Trees Inc. regarding the tree and the tree transplanting company was able to successfully remove the tree from the site and safely relocate it back to their nursery.

Big Trees Inc. identified the tree as a large Japanese Maple red ‘Dissectum’, and estimates it’s age to be anywhere from 75-100 years old. The tree was on a property which was being demolished, and no arrangements had been made for the care of the tree before the builder contacted Big Trees Inc. After surveying the site, Big Trees Inc. determined the correct method to dig up and then transport the tree off-site. The company then relocated the tree to their nursery and successfully planted the tree. The Japanese Maple is doing fine and the company looks forward to finding it a new home.

Nancy Penrose, owner of Big Trees Inc., stated: “It’s always difficult moving an older tree, particularly moving trees in the summer, but the move went very well. We’re happy no harm came to the tree and that it can find a new home, particularly since it’s such a large specimen of this kind and very mature. Still, it has a long life ahead of it and it will be a joy to see it eventually relocated into a new permanent home.”

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