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Tools you need to plant trees and plants.

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by vaulta, Mar 20, 2007.

  1. vaulta

    vaulta LawnSite Member
    from Orlando
    Messages: 118

    Was wondering what kind of tools you need too do planting and tree installs. I am not going too be doing anything serious like me needing a crane too install huge trees or anything?thanx
  2. Wells

    Wells LawnSite Member
    from SLC UT
    Messages: 0

    A shovel, water hose and a wheel barrel to haul off excess dirt, but I have a feeling you already knew that.
    If you ever decide to plant bulbs a 18V cordless drill with an auger makes short work of it.
  3. vaulta

    vaulta LawnSite Member
    from Orlando
    Messages: 118

    Bulbs, what are thous?
  4. Wells

    Wells LawnSite Member
    from SLC UT
    Messages: 0

    Flower Bulbs (Tulips, Iris's, Lilies, etc.)
  5. daveintoledo

    daveintoledo LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,587

    people spend alot of time learning how to plant, what to plant, where to plant, and when to plant...

    if the plant dies early in its life, you have to replace it, if its not done right, many will die...

    so the best tool would be the library and internet, there really is alot more to it then digging a hole and putting a tree in it.... in some states, you need a license to do this.... like ohio....
  6. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    And a ball cart. Very important for moving the stuff. Don't forget a utility knife for scoring the burlap, and some wire cutters for cutting the cage at the top.
  7. ubirajara83

    ubirajara83 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 172

    Make Sure You Get The Air Pockets Out When Planting Palm Trees. I Got A 4 Foot Pvc Pipe And Attached A Fitting The Fits On Pipe And Hose And Used It To Poke Underground To Get Air Pockets Out.
  8. lurch

    lurch LawnSite Member
    Messages: 221

    i think you guys are scaring the bejesus outta this kid....

    its pretty awesome
  9. Metro Lawn

    Metro Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,114

    Oh, and most important ( big muscles ) lol really, them tree balls are heavy as all @!%#
  10. LB1234

    LB1234 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,208

    SHARP hand tools...too many to list, ball cart, wheelbarrel, vehicle to transport material (unless delivered), etc.

    Is this a trick question?

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