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Benefits of Privacy Trees

By Nancy Penrose   I have owned Big Trees Inc for 25 years. In that time, one of the most popular types of trees we have provided homeowners are privacy trees. The addition of privacy trees, or hedges, may be the smartest gardening decision you can make. Not only do they fill out an empty […]

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Trees Improve Air Quality for Big Trees Client

By Nancy Penrose Recently we installed 15 privacy trees for a client. We install a lot of privacy trees for clients, many of whom will report that they regained privacy of their property from intrusive nearby activities or neighbors. But with this client, they reported that the 15 trees we planted for them had a […]

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8 Great Spring Flowering Trees for Your Yard

By Nancy Penrose Regardless of what the groundhog said a few weeks ago, spring is coming soon. It officially starts on March 19 this year. One of the great things about spring is the blooming of flowers on flowering trees. These trees can make a great and colorful addition to your landscape. And the best […]

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10 More Reasons to Add Trees to Your Yard

By Nancy Penrose Here are 10 more reasons to add trees to your yard. Trees Improve City Climate: Trees play a crucial role in mitigating the “heat island” effect in urban areas, counteracting the elevated temperatures caused by thermal energy stored in materials like concrete, asphalt and steel. These heat islands can be 3 to […]

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Trees Can Make You Happier

By Nancy Penrose I love trees and have been helping people add them to their landscapes in the greater Seattle area for 24 years. Indeed, trees play a crucial role in our lives through various means. Their primary function involves producing the oxygen essential for our breathing while absorbing carbon dioxide. However, some scientific studies […]

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8 Compelling Reasons to Add a Tree to Your Yard

  By Nancy Penrose Trees play a crucial role in our ecosystem, contributing significantly to our existence. They supply us with the essential oxygen needed for breathing, create habitats for wildlife, and contribute to our food sources. However, their importance extends even further. Explore these 8 compelling reasons why integrating trees into your landscaping is […]

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Nine More Great Evergreen Trees for Your Yard

By Nancy Penrose Evergreen trees provide beauty to your landscape all year round. Here are nine great evergreen trees that will add to your property. Now is an ideal time to plant a new tree in your landscape. Emerald Green Arborvitae The Emerald Green Arborvitae is one of the most popular and dependable screening trees […]

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The Spacing Between Trees

By Nancy Penrose Planting new trees is a great way to add beauty and value to your property, but it’s important to consider the proper spacing to ensure their health and growth. The distance between new trees when planting depends on several factors, including the species of tree, the intended use (e.g. for shade, ornamental, […]

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Preparing Your Trees for Winter

By Nancy Penrose Essential Tips for a Healthy SeasonWinter can be a challenging time for trees. The cold in the air and on the ground make it difficult for trees to flourish, and trees in poor health may not survive the season at all. With the right preparation, you can ensure that your arboreal companions […]

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Essential Fall Tree Care Tips to Keep Your Trees Healthy and Vibrant

By Nancy Penrose As the summer warmth begins to wane and the leaves start to turn brilliant shades of red, orange, and yellow, it’s a clear sign that fall is arriving. While fall might bring to mind images of pumpkin spice lattes and cozy sweaters, it’s also a crucial time to pay attention to the […]

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