xmas tree weighs how much?

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  1. Guthrie&Co

    Guthrie&Co LawnSite Senior Member
    from nc
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    just a cut tree not a b&b tree. 6-8 feet, i need to figure this for my tag weight and to see how many i can get on the trailer this year. how much do you guiys think they weigh? i am guessing in the 40 to 50 lbs range. does that sound right?
     
  2. Woody82986

    Woody82986 LawnSite Silver Member
    from DFW, TX
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    my friend did trees last Christmas, his truck weighed in at 9000, the trailer weighed in at 2,500 and with 300 trees the whole rig weighed in at a little over 19,000. I hope this might help you some. The trees were from 5 ft to 10 ft tall.
     
  3. Guthrie&Co

    Guthrie&Co LawnSite Senior Member
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    anyone else have any input?
     
  4. Guthrie&Co

    Guthrie&Co LawnSite Senior Member
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    just one last time then i will let the thread die.
     
  5. PLM-1

    PLM-1 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I think i would agree on your 50# estimate. Maybe a little more.
     
  6. PLM-1

    PLM-1 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Take this at what it's worth: The adaptability of the species should be considered. Many species are shipped outside of their natural area and may not be adaptable to other areas. Check with a reliable nursery.

    Keep in mind that living trees are very heavy and bulky. A six foot tall balled and burlapped tree will weigh as much as 250 pounds.


    This one basically says the same thing: Live trees, as tall as 6 feet, can be purchased, but they will weigh 250 pounds or more. Most people buy smaller live trees, under 3 feet, which are more affordable and easier to move around.
     
  7. Guthrie&Co

    Guthrie&Co LawnSite Senior Member
    from nc
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    i understand what your saying. and i appreciate it. but i am just wanting to know how much a cut tree would weigh for tree lots in various areas, various markets. the abeis fraseri wont live under 2300 ft elevation. the main reason i wanted to know this is because of the weight i am tagged to pull this year. i dont wont to exceed that limit because it is a quite hefty fine. thanks for the info though
     
  8. PLM-1

    PLM-1 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Not a prob. I just did a quick search on google and those were the only weight hits i got! Good luck! BTW, let me know how much one weighs if you find out!!!!
     
  9. Guthrie&Co

    Guthrie&Co LawnSite Senior Member
    from nc
    Posts: 784

    i will do. i have a guy right now that is looking to order 1,220 trees at the end of this year. so i am sure i will find out exactly how much they weigh.
     
  10. LawnMowerBoy48

    LawnMowerBoy48 LawnSite Member
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    I worked at a farmstand for a couple weeks selling trees a couple years ago, 40-50 pounds is a good estimate for a tree of 6-8'.
     

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