Big Trees Inc Transports Large Tree from Oregon to Gates Foundation Estate in Seattle

SEATTLE, WA: Big Trees, Inc., ( a tree transplanting and tree nursery company in the Seattle area, recently undertook a large project of planting a 25 foot tall, 13,000 pound tree on the grounds of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in Seattle. The project received high marks from all the staff present for being well thought and streamlined in its execution.

The project involved unloading and placing the tree into its planting location from its shipping truck. This involved standing up and handling the tree with Big Trees’ special rigging techniques. A large 175 ton crane was present for the significant lift and placement operation. The planting area was quite a distance into a court yard from where any crane could be set up, making the need for the larger crane. A lot of care was put into the set up and safe processes needed for this kind of a reach with this large of a tree. Once the tree had reached its final location, and was spun and adjusted for planting height, the crane was disconnected and the onsite landscaping staff finished the rest of the planting details.

Nancy Penrose, owner of Big Trees Inc., stated: “It’s always difficult when you’re asked to receive a large tree from a source and you’re not sure how it was loaded or what to expect when it arrives. Our crew can adapt to most every circumstance, and they did so again today. The lift dynamics and rigging all went without a hitch, and the tree looked very happy in its new location. Our team received a couple of compliments on how smooth and easy they make their work appear. Here’s to hoping the tree brings all the peace and enjoyment it can to the space for many years to come!”

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 with large trees. Their blog can be seen at