Bellinger’s is uniquely equipped with six different tree spades and has the capability to transplant a tree up to 10 inches in diameter on site or to another location.
When you think trees – think Bellinger’s.
Large trees – think Bellinger’s
When you think about having a tree transplanted – think Bellinger’s.
Bellinger’s has been moving trees for over 30 years. Whether you are after a large or small tree from our tree nursery with over 140 varieties or want an existing tree transplanted on site or to another location, Bellinger’s is your tree transplanting expert which can provide the skill, the proper equipment, expertise, and care.
Reasons why you should transplant:
- Save a tree by moving it, instead of cutting it down and destroying it
- Separate trees that were initially placed too close together
- Take your favorite sentimental tree with you when you move
- Create an established appearance at your new site with large trees planted with our tree spade
- Achieve instant shade or privacy
- Cost effective
Save a Tree by Moving It.
Trees are a beautiful resource and provide shade, comfort and value to your home or business. There are many reasons, sentimental and practical, to move a tree. Don’t cut that tree down or leave it behind, call Bellinger’s.
While choosing a suitable location for your new transplant is key to its survival, the future health,
beauty and utility of the tree is also greatly influenced by how it is dug, transported, planted and maintained.
Gaining access to the tree is necessary with large trucks or trucks pulling a trailer mount spade. Fenced areas must have a minimum of a ten foot opening to allow access. Keep in mind that moving large trees requires large trucks and large trucks are heavy. Rutting of the lawn or landscape is always possible as well as cracking or breaking of sidewalks and driveways. Our 90” spade weighs 24 tons with a tree on its back. That is equivalent to the weight of a concrete truck.
Whether moving one tree or 100 trees we first must dig a hole for the tree being moved. If we are moving an existing tree on site, we will need to dump the plug next to the last tree we will be moving so that the soil plug sits next to the last open hole. Bellinger’s can bring a portable hole carrier to the site to hold the plug in tact and then place it in the last hole for an additional fee.
For trees coming from our nursery: we first come to your site, dig the hole, take the soil plug to our nursery site, dig your tree, return to your site, and the tree is then placed in the hole we dug.
Once the tree is in place, we lightly till and rake soil from around the tree into the grooves left by the spades so that no direct air can dry out the roots. We recommend that you water the tree immediately after transplant. Some settling of soil around the spade exit points can continue to occur during the watering. Continue to add soil to these areas but never add more soil over the existing roots as this will damage or set back the tree’s growth and recovery period.