SNOHOMISH, WA – Big Trees Inc. (, a Washington state tree sales and transplanting company, will help save more than a dozen trees at a hospital campus during a project involving the re-routing of utilities. The trees currently provide privacy to surrounding neighbors.

“We’re very happy to have the opportunity save these large trees,” says Nancy Penrose, owner of Big Trees. “In projects like these, many times the trees end up in a grinder.”

According to Penrose, reusing trees during a construction project always generates goodwill and support for the endeavor. “We really enjoy helping out with this aspect of a project because of the positive impact it has on the community.”

Thirteen trees will be moved out of the path of construction, including cedars, hemlocks, firs and hornbeam trees. Some of the trees that will be relocated are over 20 feet tall. There are also a few trees that weigh between 4000 – 5000 pounds.

The trees will be balled, burlapped and brought to a storage bed that is beyond the reaches of the construction area. The re-routing of utilities is expected to take 1 to 2 years to complete. Once the project is finished, the trees will be root balled again and moved back to their original locations.

“Replanting the trees will give neighbors the same privacy they had before the undertaking began,” says Penrose.

Big Trees Inc. ( is located in Snohomish, WA, in the Seattle area. The company is one of the area’s largest tree nurseries, 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, including spring flowering, deciduous, evergreen, and privacy trees. The company also transplants large trees. Their blog can be seen at