Environmental Design Acquires Big Trees Nursery

Environmental Design, Inc. announced today that it has acquired Escondido, CA based Big Trees Nursery, Inc., a well respected specimen tree supplier and large tree relocation firm.  Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Big Trees Nursery, established in 2002, was founded and operated by highly regarded certified arborist Charlie Jancic. Under Jancic’s leadership, Big Trees has built its reputation as one of the top quality specimen tree growers in all of the southwestern United States.  The newly combined entity will continue to operate out of its Escondido, CA headquarters, as well as several other strategically located nurseries throughout southern California.

Environmental Design, Inc. is the green industry's premier large tree transplanting firm.  Headquartered in Houston, TX, Environmental Design has over four decades of quality experience in developing tree relocation technology that has allowed the firm to transform some of the world’s most recognizable landscapes, including the recently completed National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York.  The addition of Big Trees, following the 2016 acquisition of San Jose based J. Arnaz Tree Movers, continues the company’s strategic expansion of its California business.

“We are proud to welcome Big Trees Nursery’s employees, along with its broad base of clients, to the Environmental Design family.  For many years, we have respected their unwavering commitment to delivering the highest quality customer experience.  Big Trees is a wonderful fit for our company's culture, as well as our long term growth strategy,” said Mark Merit, Environmental Design’s Chief Operating Officer.  “We are confident that adding Environmental Design’s patented tree relocation technology to Big Tree’s local experience and expertise will produce an enduring, winning combination."