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  1. What size trees does Raintree sell ?
  2. What is the price range for trees you sell?
  3. Where does Raintree get its trees?
  4. Any way I can see the tree before I buy it?
  5. What is the procedure for buying a tree?
  6. What is the price for just moving trees from one location to another?
  7. Does Raintree Guarantee the trees it sells?
  8. Can trees be tranplanted any time of the year?
  9. Does Raintree do work outside the middle Tennessee area?
  10. Can underground water lines, gas lines, sewer lines, etc be a problem? 
  11. Does Raintree do tree trimming, pruning, removal?
  12. What about care for newly transplanted trees?

 

 

What size trees does Raintree sell ?

Size is determined by the trunk diameter measured 1 foot above the ground. Trees with a trunk diameter greater than 9 inches normally don't survive too well after transplanting and we don't recommend them. The average height of a tree with a 7 to 9 inch trunk diameter is about 25' to 30'. This size tree is dug with a 90" spade which creates a root ball 90" across and 5' deep and weighs about 10,000 pounds. We also have a truck with a 65" spade for smaller trees (6" trunk diameter and less).

 

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What is the price range?

Price depends on the size, type, and condition of the tree but generally about $200 per caliper inch (trunk diameter) for a specimen tree. Trees commonly used for screening such as a Leland Cypress are somewhat less - about $140 per caliper inch. Some trees are priced higher such as Magnolias and Gingkoes - about $250 per caliper inch.

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What is the procedure for buying a tree?

After you contact us, we will meet with you at your property to determine tree size, location, etc. When your order is placed, we dig the holes, pick up the trees at a McMinville nursery, bring them back and plant them.  

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Any way I can see the tree before I buy it?

Yes. We can send you a photo of your tree via email.

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What is the price for just moving trees from one location to another?

Generally we charge $400 per tree if we dig 90'' root balls. For large jobs (over 10 trees) we normally drop the price to $300 per tree. For trees only requiring 65" root balls - $300 per tree for small jobs, $200 for large jobs. Note: Trees have a better chance of surviving with a 90" root ball regardless of size.   

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Where does Raintree get its trees?

Most of our trees come from nurseries in McMinville, Tn. 

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Does Raintree Guarantee the trees it sells?

Raintree guarantees the trees it sells for one year. If a tree dies within that time, Raintree replaces the tree free. However, there is no guarantee on trees moved from one location to another (on site moving).

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Can trees be transplanted any time of the year?

Yes. Trees can even be transplanted in midsummer if they are water well.

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Does Raintree do work outside the middle Tennessee area?

Yes, for large jobs.

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Can underground water lines, gas lines, sewer lines, etc. be a problem?

Definitely! A spade can dig a hole 5 feet deep so anything it might hit has to be considered. We can locate most problems ourselves but sometimes we contact Tennessee One-Call to come out and mark the location of underground hazards, which they do free.

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Does Raintree do tree trimming, pruning, removal?

Not normally unless it's required as part of a larger job.

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What about care for a newly transplanted tree?

A transplanted tree needs special attention since it no longer has its original root structure. Proper watering is critical especially during the summer months. A 'soaker hose', available at any Home Improvement Center, attached to a hose pipe and placed around the tree is the best watering method. It allows water to seep into the ground slowly, over night preferable. A timer unit which screws on to any outside water faucet and attaches to the hose pipe is also recommended.  You can just set it and forget it plus you can attach your regular hose pipe to a second fitting on the timer and use it as you normally would. Also, using tree fertilizer in the spring and late fall is recommended.      

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