Moving and Transplanting Trees
In addition to planting trees sold from our nurseries, we also offer custom tree spade service, and can move trees within your property, or from another location to your property. Our specialized tree planting equipment, and years of experience, allow us to move large landscape trees, Spring, Summer and Fall, with excellent success rates. We have the 55 inch Big John Tree Spade that is second to none in the industry. As a rule of thumb – ten inches of machine should be allowed for each inch of tree caliper (the diameter of the tree – one foot from the ground). Depending on the time of year, type of tree, and conditions of digging, this is often downsized so we err on the side of caution as far as the maximum size tree we will move. Survival of your trees is our goal and we strive to make that happen, though it must also include your help – please see “Care of Your Newly Transplanted Trees”.
If you have trees that have started to crowd one another, or just want to move some of your trees, give us a call and we will be glad to discuss your project, and give you an estimate of the costs.
We take care of calling Diggers Hotline prior to planting trees so underground utilities will be marked. You can also call them ahead of time when planning your project at 1-800-242-8511.
Please be aware that privately owned lines will not be marked. These include, but are not limited to; Propane lines, yard light wires, private sewer or water lines, underground dog fences and irrigation lines.
Please make us aware of any privately owned underground items.