Correct planting is absolutely critical for tree establishment, so if you are inexperienced with tree planting, we highly recommend you avail of our in-house planting service. We do offer a full establishment guarantee on all stock we have planted for added peace of mind.
Those deliberating over whether or not to plant themselves are encouraged to visit our Planting it Yourself page to see what the process entails.
Our Planting Service Options
We customise our planting services to suit the circumstances of each order, but generally offer two main levels of service. For both services, younger trees are secured by the traditional cross bar stake-and-tie method, and larger specimens with state-of-the-art overhead or underground Platipus anchorage systems.
When a Full Planting Service is requested, we take complete responsibility for the planting process from arrival of your trees kerbside to removal of all debris from site as required. We are proud to guarantee establishment of all trees we plant, subject to aftercare instructions being followed.
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This reduced fee basic service enables us to extend our establishment warranty to those who can provide the manpower for pit preparation and excess soil removal but may lack the specialised equipment or experience to offload and plant the trees.
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Planting costs vary dramatically depending on stock size and access, so you may find it helpful to discuss these aspects with your advisor early in the selection process. (The independently minded may wish to review our Fleet and Machines, Choosing Specimens of Optimal Size and Access Considerations pages). We will prepare a firm quote as your order begins to take shape, but as a very rough guide, costs for planting labour start at £85 plus VAT. Planting supplies (stakes, compost, etc.), delivery and machine hire costs are costed separately. You can get a very rough idea of delivery costs to your area by using the Delivery Cost Estimator your Treefinder Enquiry Basket.
Limits of liability
Electricity cables and underground services
Whilst we make every effort to avoid hitting electrical cables or underground services, please note it is the customer’s responsibility to alert us of their presence. We cannot take responsibility for any damage to services if we have not been notified of their specific location prior to excavation. We do have our own Leica Digicat 200 which we can bring to site if you suspect underground cables may be present. However, no liability for any damage is accepted or implied even if we do provide this service, as some cables are difficult to detect.
Please refer to our Terms and Conditions for further details.