The new arrivals were slated to be destroyed due to being in demolition projects, but Big Trees Inc. crews went into the sites, carefully lifting and preserving the trees’ root balls (the network of roots and the soil at the base of a tree that serve as its base) and transplanting the root ball and tree into the soil at the nursery. The trees are kept until they find a new home. The trees included a large Styrax tree, a Blue Spruce, two enormous trees from rhodies and various other trees that would otherwise have ended up in the local landfills.
Nancy Penrose, owner of Big Trees Inc., was available for comment: “These new additions are doing very well, which is good because some of these are pretty big and it is sometimes difficult to transplant a larger tree. We hate to see a tree destroyed needlessly, which is exactly what would have happened here. These trees were on sites undergoing demolition, so a solution was needed to preserve the trees. Tree recovery is something at which Big Trees Inc. is pretty adept, and if we can save another tree that has a hope of finding a new home then we feel it’s the right thing to do. We have high hopes these trees will give beauty and joy to another local landscape.”
Nancy Penrose is the owner of Big Trees Inc. (http://www.bigtreesupply.com), 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 http://www.bigtreesupply.com/