Big Trees Inc. To Install Douglas Fir Trees Onto Large Seattle Estate

Big Trees Inc., ( a tree transplant and tree nursery company in the Seattle area, has been contracted to procure, deliver and install a number of 20’-25’ Douglas Fir trees onto a large hillside estate in West Seattle which is being developed over the coming year. The hillside location and large size of the trees make this a challenging task.

The process began when Big Trees was contacted by the landscape architect for the estate. They said there was a need for larger evergreen trees, and the Douglas Fir was chosen as the tree type for the project, based on their size and foliage. The 4 large Douglas Firs were chosen by the client’s representatives out of a field of dozens of candidates, and those trees were set aside for the project. Once all the details were ironed out and agreed upon, the digging of the trees was accomplished, and the first of the four trees was delivered.

A large crane was moved into position to lift and set the tree into a side of the location that was unreachable by all other options for handling. Once the tree was in position and properly set, bags of well-draining topsoil were also lifted to the position and used to backfill the tree’s new location, adding to the necessary drainage potential. The tree was staked and made ready for the significant winds it might encounter from time to time at this location. There are three trees remaining to be brought in at a later date once the project is further along. They are all in the 20’-25’ height range and weigh around 3,000 pounds each.

Nancy Penrose, the owner of Big Trees, had these comments regarding the project: “Our whole staff, from the sales team to the laborers and foreman, all play vital roles in making these kinds of projects come together. There can be a lot of moving parts to manage properly, and if any missteps are made, they can lead to situations that cannot be made whole again. I’m very proud of our team, and we look forward to moving the other three trees into their new home over the coming year.”

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