How much to Install Trees?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by VRL, Apr 30, 2001.

  1. VRL

    VRL LawnSite Member
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    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.
  2. Lanelle

    Lanelle LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,361

    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?
  3. VRL

    VRL LawnSite Member
    Posts: 45

    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?
  4. paul

    paul Lawnsite Addict
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    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.
  5. kris

    kris LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have lifted many trees over fences with our bobcat
  6. syzer

    syzer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,266

    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".

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