## Pricing

At Blue Cloud Farms, we specialize in growing high quality trees and we only work with the best among specialized tree movers giving our customers a superior experience.To get an idea of cost, you will need to know:

- The kind of tree and size. This will give you the cost of the tree, and the size of the spade needed.
- The distance from our farm to where you want the tree planted in order to estimate spade time needed.

__Tree Price__

Conifers: White Pine, Balsam Fir, Fraser Fir, Norway Spruce, or Black Hills Spruce - $20/ft.Deciduous: Crabapples - $80/diameter inch. Maples - $100/diameter inch.

__Spade Price__

We have 44”, 56”, 65”, 80”, 90”, and 100” spades available. Spades most frequently used are the 44” at $80/hr. and the 80” at $120/hr.Size Example: The 44” spade will move a 6’-8’ conifer, or a 4” maple that is 16’-20’ tall, or a 4” crabapple that would be 10’-12’ tall and 8’-10’ wide. The 80” spade will move a 16’ conifer, or an 8” maple.

Trees can be dug, moved and planted 10 miles in one hour, and 20 miles in 2 hours.

__How we choose the spade__

The rule of thumb for choosing the appropriate spade size is to use 10 inches of spade diameter for each inch of tree trunk diameter. This results in digging a large rootball that contains enough of the tree’s roots to give fast re-establishment to its new home.10”/1” is the minimum we recommend for moving trees, but if you have the room and budget to use a larger spade; that is even better for the tree, as it results in more of the tree’s roots coming along during the move.

**Cost Examples:**

A 6’ Black Hills Spruce moved 10 miles, the tree cost is $120 (6’ X $20/ft.),

moving cost is $80(44” spade for 1 hour). Total cost $200.

A 12’ Black Hills Spruce moved 20 miles, the tree cost is $240 (12’ X $20/ft.),

moving cost is $240($120/hr. for 2 hrs.). Total cost $480.

If you have any questions please call us at 715-684-2613 or e-mail us at .

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