Big Trees Helps Family Move Special Trees to New Home

SNOHOMISH, WA: Big Trees Inc, ( a tree nursery and transplant company in the Seattle area, recently was contacted by a family looking to move trees with special sentimental value to two new homes. This prevented the trees from being bulldozed when their previous house was sold. Big Trees came in and, despite potential complications, was able to move the trees successfully to their new homes.

Big Trees was contacted recently to move some specimen Hydrangea plants. Two sisters contacted Big Trees to see if they could move six (6) large Hydrangea plants from the home they grew up in to each of their homes. The sisters grew up in this family home that they have owned since the early 70s in Seattle. Their mother passed away in 2008 but their father lived there until 2020 when he passed on. They just recently sold the home, but part of the sale included the removal of six 7-8′ Specimen Hydrangeas. Both parents were avid gardeners, the large Hydrangeas being some of their favorite plants.

Not wanting to lose the trees, the sisters called in Big Trees to help save them by having them moved to their new homes. Four plants were to go to a home in Snohomish and two plants were to go to a home in Bothell. A potential complication came up when Big Trees arrived at the site, only to find that there was no equipment access to get to the trees. Big Trees proceeded to hand dig the trees and wrestle them out with a hand cart. The transplant was successful and the trees were moved to their new homes.

After reinstallation in their new homes, the sisters said, “Thank you so much for helping bring a bit of our mom and dad home. It’s nice to have a part of mom and dad here now.”
“I love projects like this,” said Nancy Penrose, owner of Big Trees. “It’s so satisfying not only to save plants that would otherwise have been bulldozed but help with the grieving process and leave a permanent memory of somebody’s loved ones.”

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 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.

Big Trees Inc.
10928 Springhetti Rd
Snohomish, WA 98296