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 Cedar to provide a way to block erratic golf balls that would occasionally come into a high traffic area. The Cedar was hand dug into a 12,000-pound root ball in one day, and tightened into a lift-able load with shrink wrap, burlap and rope. Afterwards, the receiving hole was dug with a tractor and made to match the necessary dimensions for the tree to be set in place with a large crane.

The next morning, the Cedar was rigged with a large 800-pound chain around the base of the root ball, and the tree was lifted vertically out of the hole and swung to its new location. The tree was then gently lowered and checked for height and lean of the tree as it touched down. Once all were satisfied with the appearance of the tree, it was detached from the rigging, and the final planting began.

Nancy Penrose, owner of Big Trees, stated, “When our tree transplanting services are utilized on a golf course, the benefits are usually twofold; a beautiful tree is saved, and something gets protected from the off target shots all of us are hoping to avoid when we’re out on the fairways. Another beautiful Cedar tree gets a new home, and everyone is happy!”

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 or They can be reached at 360-563-2700.