Potted evergreens &
shade trees, typically up to 3 ft tall evergreens or 1 in dia.
shade trees. Readily available throughout spring, summer & fall.
root shade trees, typically up to about 1in Dia., 10 ft
in early spring , Sold on a special order basis. Must be ordered
months in advance.
Balled & Burlapped
evergreen & shade trees , typically up to 12 ft tall evergreens
or 4 in dia. shade trees, approx . 18ft tall. Are dug in the early
spring, or fall when they are dormant.
Customers can hand
pick trees from our fields during early spring or fall or pick
from our preselected trees during the entire growing season, May-
Tree Spaded evergreen
& shade trees, typically 13-20 ft tall evergreens or 4
-8 in dia. shade trees.
Timing of this type
of tree installation varies depending on species of tree selected.
Call for details.
methods of trees in general depends upon the size of the trees
that are purchased. Bare root & potted trees are smaller,
weigh less & are easier to plant . When we get to Balled
& Burlapped trees, the size & weight of the tree &
root ball can range from 300-1200 pounds or more, so we highly
recommend relying on us to install this form of tree.
Tree Spaded trees
are the largest form of tree we sell & are installed with
a very large truck, typically a 65 or 90 in. dia. root ball.
This tree spade truck is comparable in size to a concrete truck,
so there are usually site limitations to this type of installation
& Burlapped Tree Installation:
Installation of Balled
& Burlapped evergreen and shade trees can be a heavy &
involved process. How well the tree survives the transplant
& thrives in the future depends on properly transporting
& planting the tree.
process begins with identifying any utility lines, sprinkler
systems or anything else that may be buried in the ground where
the trees are to be planted. Arbor Hill will provide the customer
with white flags to mark the desired tree locations.
We use a turf friendly
machine called an ASV for installing Balled & Burlapped
This machine is used for digging holes & transporting
the trees to the holes, as well as removing any excess dirt.
This machine is 5ft. wide, so we are able to access tighter
spots, such as backyards.
When fenced yards are encountered,
we recommend the customer have a section of fence removed .
If that is not possible , we can use an alternate method of
installation, but because it is more labor intense, you may
incur an additional fee.
of Balled & Burlapped trees includes , delivery of the tree
to the site, digging holes required, setting tree in hole, backfilling
dirt around root ball, removing excess dirt, initial watering
of tree , mulching root ball , site clean-up & 1 year warranty.
We also provide a
PARTIAL INSTALLATION option . This gives the customer a chance
to get somewhat involved with installation process and save
30% off of the complete installation fee. For the partial installation
option Arbor Hill Tree Farm will deliver the trees to the site,
auger holes, set trees in holes, backfilling enough dirt to
Customer would be
responsible for finishing backfilling dirt around root ball,
removing excess dirt, watering & mulching tree. We will
instruct customer exactly how to complete process. Trees are
all guaranteed for 1 year for either partial or complete installation.
Loading Trees From Our Field
Truck, Equipment Loaded For Delivery And Transport To Site
Site Prepared For Planting Trees
Augering Holes With ASV
Setting Shade Tree In Hole
Spruce Tree Set In Hole
Tree Spade Installation:The Tree Spade method
of installing trees is used for very large trees. We can generally
transplant up to 20 ft. tall evergreens or 8 in. dia. shade
trees. For trees to survive a transplant, the root ball of any
tree must be sized according to how big the tree is. Therefore
we have to use an extremely large truck to be able to move such
a large & heavy root ball.
The size of this
tree spade truck is comparable to a concrete truck. Since this
truck is so large & heavy, there is limitations to where
it can go on any site. Generally a front yard , close to a street
or back yard with a nice size alley can allow a tree installation
with a tree spade. But every site is different, so if you are
wanting to go with a large tree that requires a tree spade,
we can come out and look at the site to see if it is possible.
Yard BEFORE Trees
trees in place AFTER Installation
Spruce Tree for protection during transplant
used for protecting yard
Spruce Tree with 90 inch Tree Spade
multiple trees at 1 time
ft tall Spruce tree ready for setting in yard
tree being installed in yard
Bare root & Potted Tree Installation:
Installation of bare
root & potted trees can be a relatively inexpensive &
easy process , depending on the number of trees to be planted.
to start with smaller trees or want to plant the trees themselves,
can simply rely on a shovel and a strong will and back to accomplish
this type of planting. Arbor Hill can also assist by delivering
trees to the site, augering holes, or doing the complete installation.
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Root Shade Tree
Please contact us
for your specific needs.