How Much Do Mature Trees Cost?
Mature trees are defined by its ability to offer shade, privacy, beauty or a way to increase your home’s value instantly.
How much is it?
- The price of a mature tree depends on the type of tree, your geographical location, the size of the tree and where you purchase it. On average, a mature tree can cost anywhere from $300 to as much as $3,000 depending on the size and type. This price won’t include the transportation and planting on your property.
- We looked at a few nurseries and came up with most popular mature trees people buy. Refer to our table below to see what you will probably pay for certain types.
|Type of Tree||Price|
|American Red Maple Tree||$135 for 7 feet|
|Autumn Blaze Red Maple Tree||$80 for 5 feet|
|Bay Laurel||$125 for 7 feet|
|Bloodgood London Planetree||$105 for 7 feet|
|Chinese Pistache Tree||$125 for 7 feet|
|Cleveland Pear Tree||$100 for 7 feet|
|Dawn Redwood||$90 for 6 feet|
|Eastern Redbud||$90 for 6 feet|
|Eastern White Pine||$445 for 15 feet|
|Emerald Arborvitae||$25 per foot|
|Eucalyptus Tree||$125 for 7 feet|
|Fuji Apple Tree||$100 for 7 feet|
|Granny Smith Apple Tree||$90 for 6 feet|
|Heritage River Birch||$125 for 7 feet|
|Honeycrisp™ Apple Tree||$110 for 7 feet|
|Kwanzan Cherry||$125 for 7 feet|
|Leyland Cypress||$125 for 7 feet|
|Live Oak Tree||$90 for 6 feet|
|McIntosh Apple Tree||$125 for 7 feet|
|Natchez Crape Myrtle Tree||$125 for 7 feet|
|October Glory Red Maple Tree||$125 for 7 feet|
|Oklahoma Redbud||$90 for 6 feet|
|Profusion Crabapple Tree||$90 for 6 feet|
|Robinson Crabapple Tree||$105 for 7 feet|
|Santa Rosa Plum Tree||$125 for 7 feet|
|Southern Red Oak Tree||$90 for 6 feet|
|Thuja Green Giant||$125 for 7 feet|
|Tulip Poplar||$125 for 6 feet|
|Tuscarora Crape Myrtle||$125 for 7 feet|
|Weeping Willow||$100 for 7 feet|
|White Cedar||$25 per foot|
|Yoshino Cherry||$125 for 7 feet|
What is going to be included?
- To be considered a “mature tree,” nurseries will wait until they are five to 10 feet tall in size and at least three to five feet wide.
- After the tree has been purchased, the contractor will come to your location and proceed to use a tree spade to remove a plug of soil. Once the soil has been removed, the tree will be centered within the spade, strapped onto hold it into place, and hydraulically powered blades will sever the soil and roots around the tree. The tree will be lowered in place, the blades will be withdrawn and the tree will be secured with stakes to keep it in place. The seam will then be filled with soil and flooded with water.
What are the extra costs?
- 99 percent of the time, mature trees are delivered to your house since they are full grown trees and can’t be planted by a DIYer. The cost for the delivery differs by distance, but delivery, plus the planting, can be anywhere from $300 to $1,000 or more depending on the nursery. This will all depend on the cost of the tree and the cost of moving it. Popular Mechanics notes it will be a great bet you will pay at least $200 to transport a tree that’s seven to 10 years old. For example, a blue spruce can cost $350 to $500. As for the moving costs, the website also notes some companies may charge by the hour, usually $60 to $70, while some will add mileage and/or offer a fixed price for the job. In most cases, a bulk discount could apply if you were transporting more than one tree. They paid $125 for the tree and $100 for the move.
Tips to know
- The aftercare is extremely important once it’s established on your property. The first year, especially, will be it’s most crucial year. To increase its chances of survival, there are two things you want to do. The first process is staking the tree to adequality support it and to backfill the seam between the root ball and the soil surrounding it. Backfilling will eliminate any air pockets between the ball and the surrounding soil.
- Adequate water is also important because it’s very easy to kill a tree if it doesn’t have enough or too much water. The amount you need to water will depend on the soil type. Clay soils, for example, will be heavier and won’t absorb water as well as a topsoil.
How can I save money?
- Buy the right mature tree for your house. Remember that trees can increase the value of your property.
- Try to talk to different suppliers and see which one will offer the type of tree that you want at a lower price.
- Consider going to a nursery in the offseason. During this time, nurseries will have many trees on clearance. It also doesn’t hurt to check the official website of the nursery to see what kind of deals that they currently have going on. Here, you may also be able to find coupons and promotions that you can print out and bring into the local nursery to save money.
- Yardener says planting a mature tree taller than 20 feet can actually add $3,000 or more to your home’s value if done right while planting a smaller one will do nothing.
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