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  about us
Mark Holland was born and raised in the Midwest. He was educated at the University of Oklahoma and Ripon College, Wisconsin. He started moving trees in 1981 in Phoenix under the name of Big Trees of Arizona. In 1987 that business was sold and Big Trees of California was started in San Diego. From the beginning, Mark has built his business based on service, quality, workmanship and fairness. Mark is present on every job from start to finish thus insuring the highest quality workmanship and success rate in the industry. Feel free to contact Mark via email or his cell phone.
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Big Trees of California is the premier tree moving company in southern California. Our owner/operator, Mark Holland, has twenty-seven years of tree transplanting and boxing experience; twenty-one years as Big Trees of California and six years prior to that in Phoenix as Big Trees of Arizona. Mark personally oversees all tree transplanting projects.

Big Trees of California’s extensive tree transplanting knowledge and experience have been used on construction and renovation projects in California and the Phoenix area. We have transplanted thousands of trees for various municipalities, landscapers and general contractors as well as the California Department of Transportation (“CalTrans”) and the Arizona Department of Transportation. We have extensive experience in mitigation, working with native riparian areas, saving protected trees and plants and improving the quality of the environment. In 1990, Big Trees of California was contracted to move over 3,500 willow trees as part of the CalTrans Interstate 52 Extension project in San Diego County. Upon completion of the transplanting, the tree mortality rate for this job was determined to be less than 2%.

Big Trees of California has vast experience with many types and sizes of mechanical tree transplanting machines (“tree spades”), loaders, backhoes, trenchers, cranes, etc. Utilizing this type of equipment we have moved thousands of trees ranging in size from 36 inch box to 14 foot box. Our experience includes the transplanting and/or boxing of nearly every variety and size of shade tree as well as every size and type of palm.

Big Trees of California • Tel: 858-277-8473 • Fax: 858-277-0243 • Cell: 619-921-6747 • email: