Big Trees Inc. Cautions Against Do-It-Yourself Large Tree Planting

Tree Transplanting Company and Nursery Gives Reasons to Seek Professional Service

Alaskaway-replanting1scaleSEATTLE, WA: Big Trees Inc. (, a tree transplanting specialist company and nursery servicing the Seattle area, recently issued a public statement warning against homeowners installing large trees on their own without professional equipment or an experienced crew’s assistance.

The company warned that there are critical variables associated with a successful tree planting, including soil analysis, staking, correct fertilizing and planting height. They said that a tree planted and cared for correctly will thrive, but those that are not can suffer stress, reduced growth rate and ultimately fail.

According to Ross Latham, company founder, “Trees and their rootballs can be extremely heavy. Once the tree trunk diameter increases, the rootball weight increases exponentially and can weigh 1,000-5,000 lbs or more. Our crews carefully use special techniques and equipment to handle the trees while loading, transporting, unloading and getting them installed correctly.”

“There are always unique considerations when planting a large tree in any landscape. Considering tree varieties, equipment access, guying and mature dimensions are all part of a pre-planting landscape evaluation. Preventing future problems including building foundation issues, sidewalk buckling, roof and overhead wire conflicts should be assessed and will ensure a successful new tree planting. Bottom line, if it’s a large tree, a specialist should definitely be consulted for the safety of all.”

Ross Latham 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 up to large trees. Their blog can be seen at