Delivery and Plant Hire
It’s worth mentioning that when delivery is required, a single semi mature tree will normally require the use of a large lorry and use the whole length of the lorry bed. Whether you order 1 or 10 trees, the price of delivery is likely to be the same.
Similarly the use of a mini-digger, JCB or other excavating and handling equipment will be needed. This will normally be hired locally and the minimum hire period is always 8 hours. In an 8 hour period it may be possible to plant 10 trees or more (depending on size) thus the plant hire costs will often be the same for 1 or 10 trees.
Given the above information one can see that there are considerable savings to be made when ordering larger quantities of semi mature trees.
Selection of Species and Costs
The costs of most species of semi mature trees are similar (within approximately 20%), you are paying for the cost of many years careful nurturing rather than for the tree itself. There are of course exceptions but the guide prices below will give an good indication of costs for most common species of field-grown broadleaved trees.