Big Trees Inc. Salvages Large Rhododendrons from a Local Property

SNOHOMISH, WA: Big Trees Inc., ( ), a tree sales and transplant company, salvaged a number of large Rhododendrons from a local property earlier this season, which allowed Big Trees to gain a number of large Rhododendron specimens for their inventory.

A woman came into Big Trees’ office one afternoon this spring and mentioned that she had a significant number of Rhododendrons that were lining her property frontage, and she was considering having them cut down. While she liked the privacy the trees gave, her property had recently been burglarized, and she felt the Rhododendrons were a part of the reason the thieves felt comfortable targeting her property.

A Big Trees representative went out to the property to have a look at the plants and the logistics that might be involved in getting the Rhododendrons out of this location. There didn’t appear to be any conflicts with the recently located underground utilities on the property, and the Rhododendrons all appeared to be spaced out well enough to salvage them effectively. Big Trees was able to successfully load the Rhododendrons onto their trucks and bring them back to their nursery.

“These kind of arrangements can be pretty adventurous for all involved. A home owner can receive free removal for what might have been an otherwise expensive operation, and Big Trees gets to invest our efforts into some terrific plant material that will go on to live in another landscape. In addition, there’s always the angle that the home owner doesn’t have to watch a number of beautiful plants get destroyed simply because they no longer fit the environment,” says Todd Holmes, Big Trees’ Operation Manager.

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.