How Trees Grow

By Nancy Penrose All trees have a special type of plant tissue called meristem, a Greek word meaning “to divide”. The word was first used by Swiss botanist Carl Wilhem von Nageli (1817 to 1891). Trees grow when the cells within the meristem divide and produce new cells. Meristem can […] Read more »

Big Trees Inc. Transplants Two Large Native Willow Trees

SNOHOMISH, WA: Big Trees Inc., (, a tree sales and transplant company, was asked by a general contractor to transplant two large, native Willow trees to a property being developed in Redmond, WA. The trees were part of a tree canopy mitigation with the City of Redmond. Big Trees started […] Read more » Landscaping with Fir Trees

By Nancy Penrose The fir tree is an evergreen coniferous that can be found throughout North and Central America, Europe, North Africa and Asia. The tree is a member of the Pinaceae family and Abies genus. Firs are considered large trees, with some reaching heights of over 200 feet. They […] Read more »

Big Trees Inc. Ships Large Trees into Canada to Complete Significant Residential Project

SNOHOMISH, WA: Big Trees Inc., (, a tree sales and transplant company, was contacted to provide a shipment of tall, full Excelsa Cedar trees to Canada. After researching the logistics of international shipping, Big Trees received approval for the process. Big Trees prepared 12 large Excelsa Cedars for handling and […] Read more »

Big Trees Inc. Assists Private School with Tree Transplanting

SNOHOMISH, WA: Big Trees Inc., (, a tree nursery and transplant company, was asked by a large, prominent private school to help transplant Stewartia trees in order to facilitate some remodeling efforts. When Big Trees was contacted by a landscaper and property manager for the project, they identified the five […] Read more » Trees and Soil Types

By Nancy Penrose Trees get their water and nutrients from soil, which is made up of minerals and organic materials like leaves, plants and insects. Soil is one of the main factors that influence a tree’s health and growth. There are six basic types of soil: clay, sandy, silty, loamy, […] Read more »