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Northwest Tree Transplanter Saves University Trees from Leveling

Big Trees Inc. moved 10 large trees for the University of Washington.
Photo: Courtesy of Big Trees Inc.

Big Trees Inc., a large tree nursery and tree transplant company servicing Washington state, was contracted by the University of Washington to transplant 10 large trees on the campus slated to be cut down during a university construction project. Big Trees moved the trees from their current locations near a demolished building to other locations on campus.

The significant trees slated for moving are anywhere from 30-feet to 45-feet tall and weigh 25,000 to 45,000 lbs. each. The university has begun a project to tear down old student housing to make room for new facilities with double the boarding capacity. The university is dedicated to retaining and saving their larger, significant trees whenever possible. Big Trees used a crane and large forklift to gently separate the 10 trees from their current locations and move them to new sites across the campus, thus retaining this part of the university's heritage.

Ross Latham, owner the tree removal company said, "It's really great to see consideration given to moving these trees. We're really happy to be a part of a project that saves these historic trees and to work with the university staff. Our tree transplant project has been a really great hit in Seattle, and our crews have years of experience in the transplanting and installation of trees, so we're perfectly suited to any of these types of jobs." For more information visit

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