Property in the San Juan Islands Gets a “Living” Fence

Tree Transplantation Company Helps Homeowners Set Up Privacy Screen Trees for Yard

Snohomish, WA, October 01, 2020 --( Big Trees Inc, ( tree transplantation and tree nursery company located in the Puget Sound area, was recently asked for help by a family in the San Juan Islands off the Northwest coast of Washington. Big Trees Inc. found that the family was dissatisfied with the fence surrounding the property, and they were able to help the family get a screen of privacy trees around their property to function as an improved “fence” for the estate.

Big Trees Inc was contacted by a homeowner who had bought a property in the San Juan Islands. The property sat on a beautiful bluff with beach access and sweeping 180 degree views of the water. The property was meticulously landscaped, but the only potential issue for the family was a wooden fence along the property that did not match with the natural setting of the rest of the property. The fence was, however, effective in screening the property and providing privacy from the neighbors. Big Trees was consulted on creating a “living fence," a line of privacy screen trees, as a more natural look for the landscape but that still maintained privacy.

The planting area was somewhat limited to how large the trees could eventually get, so Big Trees Inc recommended Emerald Green Giants for the site (evergreens that grow up to 30’ tall, but only 8-10’ wide). The trees worked out to be a perfect solution that accommodated the long-term needs of the family. The family was very satisfied with the result, and felt they’d gotten a much more natural, organic landscape, and the family settled into their new home.

“Working with homeowners and coming up with solutions that are both satisfying and have long-term viability is a fun part of my business,” said Nancy Penrose, owner of Big Trees Inc.

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 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 or They can be reached at 360-563-2700.
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