What does a tree spade cost?

How Much Does a Tree Spade Attachment Cost? With so many factors contributing to cost, tree spade pricing varies widely. You can find a very basic unit for small trees for under $1,000, or spend $16,000 or more for attachments capable of cutting a 40″ root ball.

How big of a tree can you move with a tree spade?

Generally speaking, any tree with a trunk-diameter (caliper) under 10” is movable with a spade. Whatever we can’t move with a spade, we’ll use good old fashioned labor and heavy equipment to dig and transport it.

Who makes the best tree spade?

The Optimal Tree Spade is the best designed, engineered and manufactured spade available. Designed and manufactured in Germany for over 50 years, Optimal is the world-wide leader in the industry with spades ranging in size from 14 – 98 inches.

What is the biggest tree spade?

The Holt 110 – The Bigger Digger It has 8 powerful spades that can cut through 20″ of frost and takes a 17.5 ton root ball that measures 110″ across and 96″ deep. This machine has been engineered to horizontally transport trees. It is actually the largest machine in North America able to do so!

Can I move a 10 foot tree?

Larger or older plants will need to be dug and transplanted with the root ball intact. For a transplant to be successful, you must include as much of the plant’s root system as is reasonably possible. In general, you’ll need at least 10 to 12 inches of root ball diameter for every inch of trunk diameter.

How much does it cost to dig up a tree and replant it?

It depends on the size of the tree and site conditions. Reed said the straightforward transplant of a 1 1 / 2-inch-caliper Japanese maple should take a crew less than two hours and cost about $200. Moseley said he charges a minimum of $300 for a crew to hand-dig and $500 if he has to arrive with his tree spade.

What’s the largest tree you can transplant?

Depending on the size of the machine, trees up to 50 feet tall can be successfully transplanted. You’ll need to find a professional to do this for you.

How big of a tree spade do I need?

Tree spade manufacturers rate the capacity of their machines differently, but generally, the tree spade diameter should be 10 times the trunk caliper. However, some tree species may require a larger diameter machine.

How does a tree spade work?

A tree spade is a specialized machine that mechanizes the transplanting of large plants whose hand-powered transplanting (using traditional spades, wagons, and other equipment) would be prohibitively laborious. These include large bushes and small or medium trees.

Can I dig up a tree and replant it?

If possible, replant the tree immediately. Dig a hole that is 2 to 3 times the width of the tree’s root ball. The depth of the hole should be approximately 1 to 2 inches less than the height of the soil ball. Carefully lower the tree into the hole, position it correctly, and begin to place soil back into the hole.

Can you leave burlap on trees when planting?

Many people think that they should leave both burlap and wire in place when they plant a tree, but this is wrong. Leaving these materials wrapped around your tree’s rootball will damage roots and can kill your tree.

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