Planting and Delivery

FUEL SURCHARGE: Effective for all Nursery Invoices/Purchases dated on or after May 7th, 2022. A $25.00 per stop surcharge will be added to all planting and/or delivery jobs.  This is a per stop fee, not per tree.  This will be added to your planting and delivery invoice, which is payable at the time of service to the planting company doing the work for you.  This surcharge is to offset rapidly rising fuel costs that have increased since pricing was set in January of this year.  Thank you for your understanding!

Planting and Delivery Service is offered through multiple Independent Contractors. We work hand in hand with them to ensure their planting techniques meet our strict requirements. When you purchase trees/plants from us our team will schedule the planting/delivery date with you. The Planting Companies will take care of utility locates and text/call you 24 hours prior to your planting date to let you know what number stop you are for the day. Time windows, other than the first stop of the day, are not possible as each site varies widely.  Payment for their services is due at the time of service and payable to the company doing the work. Planting and Delivery charges are not payable to the nursery. If you choose to pick up and plant yourself, you can click on the link below to view our planting guide. PRICES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANYTIME.

PLANTING/DELIVERY/LABOR GUARANTEE: The planting companies are Independent Companies. If a tree/plant dies within 6 months of the planting date, they will replace it for 50% of the per tree planting price, but not less than half of the planting minimum. There is no guarantee for planting charges on trees that die after six months. Delivery, Special Access Charges, and Difficult Site charges are not guaranteed. Please see our Guarantee Page for information on the tree/plant guarantee.

*There is a $100 Cancellation Fee for any plantings/deliveries that are cancelled or rescheduled less than three business days (Monday-Friday) prior to your planting date. The fee is payable to the independent planting company doing the work. 

* If the provided white flags are not placed in the planting locations for each plant and access is not open (i.e., locked gates or dogs) for two weeks prior to your planting date for utility locates there will be a $25 fee for each time the locates have to be recalled. The initial locate is included with your planting and locates are required by law. See box on the back of this sheet for additional information. The fee is payable to the independent planting company doing the work.

PLANTING CHARGES 

Please see the Fuel Surcharge info at the top of this page.  Thank You!

Planting Charges are per tree/shrub based on their size. Planting includes calling utility locates (required by law), delivery, digging the hole, amending the soil, staking & strapping your tree, and clean up. See chart below for possible additional charges. Please have pet waste removed. Notify the nursery/planting crew of any obstacles such as steps, retaining walls, gates, window wells, AC units, etc. that might limit access. Have planting sites marked with labeled white flags (nursery provided), prior to your planting date. Prices will be negotiated for difficult site conditions and all charges are payble at the time of service to the company doing the work. For locations over 26 miles from the nursery and/or outside of El Paso County please ask for availability and a quote (may accrue extra fees due to the distance).

Planting DOES NOT INCLUDE tree/shrub/stump/root removal, unless the tree/shrub being replaced is a replacement covered under our guarantee. It also does not include repairs to private lines such as irrigation, septic systems, wells, private electric/gas lines, etc. Charges for these repairs/removals will be negotiated with the planting companies.

Trees tagged ^^Special Access Required^^ will require the use of a full-size skid steer due to their size/weight. In addition to the per tree planting cost, add $500 per day per site for the use of the full-size skid steer. Minimum of 8’ access is required. Site pictures must be approved by the planting crew two weeks prior to your planting date to ensure access is sufficient.

Minimum Planting Charge cannot be less than $250

Per Tree Planting Price

B&B Evergreen Trees
Up to 6.5′ $185
7′-7.5′ $220
8′-8.5′ $250
9′-9.5′ $325
10′-10.5′ * $385
11′-13.5′ * ^^ $475
14′-15.5′ ^^ $575
B&B Deciduous Trees
Up to 2.25″ $185
2.5″-2.75″ $225
3″-3.25″ $275
3.5″-3.75″ $325
4″-4.25″ * $410
4.5″-4.75″ * $425
5″-5.25″ * $475
B&B Multi-Stem Trees
Up to 6′ $185
6′-8′ $190
8′-10′ $225
10′-12′ $250
12′-14′ * $280
14′-16′ * $300
16′-18′ * $325
Container Trees
#5 $50
#7 $65
#10 $95
#15 $125
#20 $185
#25 $195
#30 $210
#45 $230
Container Shrubs
#1 $12
#2-#5 $25
#7 $65
#10 $95
#15 $115

* Tree Size that requires the use of a Mini Skid Loader to handle.  Trees with this marking cannot be handled without the use of equipment.

^^ Special Access trees are very large and heavy.  They require the use of a full size Skid Steer. These trees also require an additional $500/day per site charge for the use of the larger equipment.  This is not per tree but a per day price assuming it is being used at the same site. These trees have a special tag on them and are also noted on your invoice.

 

DELIVERY CHARGES   

Please see the Fuel Surcharge information at the top of this page.  Thank You!

Base delivery cost includes 1 tree and 5 shrubs to be loaded, transported, unloaded, and set curbside. For additional plant material add $20 per tree, and $5 per shrub to your base curbside delivery fee. Delivery prices (see chart A below) are based on the distance (miles) from the nursery to your address using Google Maps. For locations over 26 miles from the nursery or outside of El Paso County please ask for availability and a quote (may accrue extra fees due to the distance). If you would like your tree(s)/shrub(s) set next to your pre dug hole at the planting site add the per plant prices (see chart B below) to the delivery charge for your area. Delivery is not available for trees tagged “Special Access Required”. Prices will be negotiated for difficult site conditions with the planting company. Delivery is paid at the time of service to the company doing the work, not the nursery.

Delivery DOES NOT INCLUDE digging the hole, setting tree(s)/shrub(s) in the hole, basket removal, filling in the hole, amending the soil, staking, strapping, or utility locates.

 

CHART A  
Mileage using Google Maps from the Nursery to the Delivery Address Base Curbside Delivery (1 tree & 5 shrubs)
0-5 Miles $120
6-15 Miles $130
16-20 Miles $140
21-25 Miles $155
Over 26 Miles from the Nursery. Call for quote

 

CHART B Placed Next to Hole Delivery w/ Mini-Skid Place Next to Hole Delivery w/ Ball Cart ONLY Access
Per Tree $ Per Tree $
B&B Evergreen Tree
Up to 8.5′ $25 $40
9′-12′ * $80 N/A
12.5′ * and bigger $100 N/A
Special Access Trees ^^ N/A N/A
B&B Deciduous Trees
Up to 3.5″ $25 $40
3.75″-4.25″ $50 $100
4.5″-5.5″ * $75 N/A
B&B Multi-Stem Trees
Up to 12′ $25 $40
12′-18′ * $75 N/A
Container Trees & Shrubs
Up to #5 Pot N/A $5
#7, #10, #15 N/A $5
#20, #25, #30 $20 $35
#45 $40 $50

 

Below are services or job specific instances that may incur additional charges in addition to the posted Delivery and Planting prices listed above.
-Removal of Pet Waste or Obstructions in Access Route and Planting Sites
-Tree, Stump, & Root Removal
-Basket Removal– Old Baskets from Previous Trees and/or When Having Trees Delivered
-Staking of Pre-Existing Trees
-Removing Stakes on Existing Trees
-Fence Removal (NO GATE REMOVAL)
-Moving Boulders
-Excessive Dirt–More Than One Wheelbarrow Per Tree
-Excessive Rock or Mulch-Over 3” Deep
-Rock 2” or Larger – Example Cobble Stone/Rip Rap

 

These Zip codes may have addresses that are further than 26 miles from the nursery and/or outside of El Paso County.  Extra travel fees will apply.

Zip codes that will have additional travel fees due to their distance from the nursery.

80106, 80808, 80833, 80864, and 80930.

Zip codes that we may be unable to plant in due to access or distance.

80809, 80829, and 80940.

Disclaimer
Colorado Tree Farm Nursery is in the business of producing and selling nursery stock.  Customers are always free to locate and use their own delivery and planting service, but for your convenience, customers may choose to utilize the delivery and planting companies recommended by HCTFN.  Those recommended companies are independent contractors and have no affiliation or association with HCTFN.  They are not employed by, partners of, nor are they joint-ventures of our nursery.  They are recommended to our customers as they have completed certain training as it relates to planting trees and shrubs, have histories of dependable service, and have met certain insurance requisites.  Customers are always free to investigate the delivery and planting companies recommended by HCTFN, and should they agree to one of those companies they will pay them directly for their services.

 

SITE ACCESS FOR PLANTING & DELIVERY

Click on the buttons below to download our flow chart that explains the process and the access requirements for planting and delivery. In certain cases pictures are required to be emailed to the planting crews two weeks prior to your planting date.  White flags (provided at the nursery) are required to be placed in the exact planting site for each tree/plant in order for utilities to be marked.