The European Gypsy Moth

By Nancy Penrose One of the most destructive tree pests in the State of Washington is the European gypsy moth. In its caterpillar form, it has destroyed millions of acres of foliage around the country. The moth was brought to the United States in the 1860’s near Boston, Massachusetts to […] Read more »

Big Trees Inc. Extracts and Saves Two Large Japanese Maples

SNOHOMISH, WA: Big Trees Inc., (, a tree sales and transplant company, was offered an opportunity to extract and save two very large Japanese Maple trees from a residence in Bellevue this month. The trees were slated to be demolished, but are now successfully root balled and back in Big […] Read more »

Tree Planting Tips

By Nancy Penrose Purchasing a tree that is a good match for your planting environment is important. Every species of tree has its own needs. Some require soil that retains moisture, while others will grow best in slightly acidic or highly nutritional soil. To make sure your tree grows healthy […] Read more »

Landscaping with Maple Trees

By Nancy Penrose Maple trees are known for their beautiful autumn leaf colors. There are more than 100 different species of maple trees. Most are native to Asia. Maples range in height from 33 to 148 feet. The wood of larger maple trees like North America’s sugar maple and Europe’s […] Read more » 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 »