Big Trees Inc. Helps Transplant Large Trees at a Private Seattle School

SNOHOMISH, WA: Big Trees Inc., (, a tree sales and transplant company, recently helped transplant a large number of Linden trees at a private school in the Seattle area.

The project will be accomplished over the winter break so as to not interfere with the daily school traffic. This transplanting effort will be made to create a much smoother process for the construction company for major renovations, and will keep the school in good standings with the city’s efforts to maintain the tree canopy of this neighborhood.

The private school has been planning a major renovation for some time. In moving the 25-foot tall Linden trees out of their current location, the renovation project will be able to work more efficiently, with a much better staging area for loading and unloading materials.

The trees will have 15,000-pound root balls, and with all the overhead obstructions and branching in the area, Big Trees will be hiring a unique forklift, called a Versa Lift, providing several options on handling weight. The large trees in question will be moved to the other side of the property and replanted. In addition, there are some smaller trees that will be removed and brought to Big Trees’ nursery for storage until the construction is completed.

Todd Holmes, Big Trees’ Operation Manager, stated “This is a fun example of what can be done with large landscape trees as an alternative to the chainsaw. These 20-year trees can continue providing their benefits to the community, and the construction project can be made more efficient. These kind of operations feel really good to be a part of.”

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.