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 » Washington State Pine Trees

By Nancy Penrose A pine tree is one of the most common coniferous trees in the world. Like all conifer trees, it is evergreen, bears woody cones and produces resin (the word “pine” is derived from Indo-European “pit” which means “resin”). Pines live a long time, with some reaching ages […] Read more » Mulching Tips for Spring

by Nancy Penrose Mulching is one of the easiest ways to keep your trees healthy, and an important part of spring tree maintenance. Mulch helps protect plant roots from the sun. It will also keep the soil cooler for a longer period of time, which means your trees won’t leave […] Read more »

Big Trees Inc. Transplants 30 Foot Western Red Cedar Tree

SNOHOMISH, WA: Big Trees, Inc. (, a large tree nursery and tree transplant company in the Seattle area, has transplanted a 30-foot Western Red Cedar tree onto the greens of a local, prominent country club. Big Trees was contacted a year ago to evaluate the feasibility of transplanting the large […] Read more »

Big Trees Inc. Transplants a Large Camellia Tree

SNOHOMISH, WA: Big Trees Inc. (, a large tree nursery in the Seattle area, recently participated in the protection and transplanting of a very old type of tree, a Camellia. The tree was in the way of a demolition and building project and would have been destroyed, but it has […] Read more »