Big Trees Inc. To Beautify WA State Convention Center

SEATTLE, WA: Big Trees Inc., (, a tree transplant and tree nursery company in the Seattle area, is currently involved in a project to enhance the exterior of the Washington State Convention Center entrances on Pike Street in downtown Seattle. There will be large sequoia trees getting installed into artistic planters at two of the main entrances.

This project is still developing on some fronts, but there will be 6 large Coast Redwoods, a type of Sequoia and “the world’s tallest tree,” being delivered from out of state and weighing in the 5-6,000 pound range per tree. Big Trees is being asked to unload and handle the large Sequoia trees, moving them to their new planter locations from the large trucks that they will be arriving on. The trees will likely be around 20’ tall and packed in large wooden root ball boxes, and they will be using a large material handler forklift to unload and place the trees.

There are some challenges with this installation, in that the downtown location can be quite busy, day and night. Big Trees will be operating and handling the trees in the night time to minimize their disruption to the area, and so they can take advantage of having as much space as possible to work with. Big Trees is anticipating that the people and night life will be cooperative while they work over two consecutive evenings to accomplish the tree installations.

Nancy Penrose, owner of Big Trees says, “There is a lot of planning and preparation going into making this project successful over the brief timeframe available to us. It’s going to be two busy evenings in a row, and while working overnight is a challenge from a sleep shift for the crews, there is something exciting about having a normally busy environment all calmed down and to yourself for planting some large trees!”

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