Big Trees Inc Transports Trees to the San Juan Islands

Tree Transplanting Company Takes Trees to New Location across the Puget Sound

SEATTLE, WA: Big Trees Inc., (, tree nursery and tree transplanting company operating in the Seattle area, recently undertook a large project transplanting several large trees from Redmond to the San Juan Islands. The San Juan Islands are an archipelago in the northwest corner of the contiguous United States between the US mainland and Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, and part of the state of Washington. The company assisted a customer moving the trees to his new home in the islands, including transporting the trees across the Puget Sound to their new location.

The trees were moved because the customer was moving to a new home and wanted to enjoy the trees at their new home. Over 10 large trees were moved, some of them over 20’ tall, some more than 10’ wide; and in total the trees took up the surface area of a 40’ flatbed trailer and another large truck. The trees included Birch, Styrax, and Japanese Maple trees. Big Trees Inc. arrived at the site of the trees in Redmond, carefully removed them and transported them first by road, next by boat over the Puget Sound itself. Arriving at their final destination, Big Trees unloaded the trees and successfully finished the transplanting process at the new home in the San Juan Islands.

As Big Trees Inc. Project Manager, Todd Holmes stated: “Who says you can’t take your trees with you? Not us here at Big Trees!”

Nancy Penrose, owner of Big Trees Inc., also stated: “The project involved a lot of care, transplanting trees this large and with the delicacies of where the trees had to go. But it was very well done and the trees are doing fine in their new home. We will be following up with the customer again to see how they are doing and to ensure they are getting enough water. An automated drip irrigation system is integral to the trees thriving. It goes to show, no matter how big the tree is, if our Project Manager says it can be done, it can be done.”

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