View Full Version : How much to Install Trees?

04-30-2001, 03:08 AM
I may get a job to install a few of these trees, How much do you charge to install each:

15gal Birch or purple plum tree(for example)?
24" box trees
36" " "
48" " "

in clay soil with big chunks of rocks and any equipment rental or service to move 36" and 48" box trees over the house to a back yard. Gate is were only 21" mower fits in through the gates.

Thanks for your help.

04-30-2001, 07:17 PM
Can you take out a section of fence for this install? If not, this is going to be a difficult job and estimating time will become more difficult. What equipment can you use?

04-30-2001, 09:28 PM
No, I've spoke to other Landscapers and they usually use cranes to move trees those sizes over to the back yard. I just forgot to ask how much they do it for.

What do you guys think just for front yards with easy access?

04-30-2001, 10:02 PM
Around here you can rent a crane for a day for $500, this is not going to be a "heavy lift crane" but the type that they use for setting roof trusses. For the bigger stuff a cranes start at 150 per hr. and go up from there, most times they are 3 hr min. but with set up and travel it's more like 4 hrs.

05-05-2001, 10:50 AM
I have lifted many trees over fences with our bobcat

05-13-2001, 11:09 AM
Maybe try to rent a ding I dont know if that would fit or not I have never seen a gate only 21" wide =(. HOpefully 36".