Hi, I am tossing around the idea of beginning a tree moving or large tree installation business. So I am looking for advice from landscapers. One Idea I have is to buy a compact wheel loader and buy large ball & burlaped trees from a semi-local (about 1 1/2 hours away) tree farm that sells all sorts of balled & burlaped trees with 55" to 90" root balls for a good price. With this idea, I could buy the trees to order, have them shipped to the customer's location, and handle them with the wheel loader and use a backhoe to dig the holes. I would think that this service would be of value to landscapers who, I don't think; most of them have the equipment to handle a 5,000 to 10,000 ball. The advantage to this is the trees would be shipped to where I need them; they would come on a flat bed so 5 - 15 trees would probably fit on the trailer. Do the landscapers here think this is feasible? The other idea is to go with a 90" tree spade. This limits me to moving 1 tree at a time, and hoping to find a local tree farm with the trees I need. However, I can dig my own trees - and also have the ability to move trees. Please help. Which layout do you think would be more profitable? Which one do you think that there would be more demand for? Is there more of a demand for customers to purchase a new mature tree or have a tree moved? Do you think these services would be of value to landscapers? Any advice would be appreciated.