Big Trees Inc. to Transplant Large Trees at University Village

Big Trees Inc., ( a tree transplant and tree nursery company in the Seattle area, has been asked to help transplant several large trees at the campus of University Village. The busy shopping mall will benefit aesthetically from the larger trees.

Big Trees was asked to bring some trees to the campus of University Village and plant them into a bed where a previous tree had struggled. The planting bed is in a location where thousands of people pass every day, and the trees will help bring some life back to the busy location.

There are 3 large trees being requested for the new planting. One tree was a large 20’ tall by 18’ wide Japanese Maple that had been transplanted out of one of the principal owner’s properties and back to Big Tree’s nursery for storage until a use could be found for its beautiful size and structure. There was a need for two more trees, and the team involved chose two large ‘Pink Chimes’ Styrax trees from their nursery collection to use around the large Japanese Maple.

The project had to occur at night, as there is simply too much traffic in the day time. The trucks had to be parked at one end of the campus, and the trees had to be shuttled across the property to the planting bed, as there was no available parking for their large vehicles near the actual work area. The crew got the trees into position and planted in a manner that will help them thrive in what can be a bed with heavy ground water seeping up from time to time. There were additional soils added to lighten the density of the existing planting medium, and the trees were planted high on berms to help keep them out of possibly damp conditions.

Nancy Penrose, owner of Big Trees, said, “The handling and execution of the process went very well that evening, and the trees look fantastic in their new home! We have had a long, terrific relationship with The University Village staff and property, and it’s very satisfying to drive through and see all the different trees we have handled and how things are cared for. It’s a positive partnership we look forward to maintaining far into the future.”

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