Planting and Delivery

*Planting/Delivery Surcharge* Effective July 1, 2021 Do to the rapid rising costs of fuel, steel t-posts, and labor, planting prices will increase by $20 per tree with a maximum of $100 per site visit.  Deliveries will increase $20 per address/stop. 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 for you. The Planting Companies will take care of utility locates, and call you 24 hours prior to your planting date to let you know what number stop you are for the day. You will pay for their services at the time of service to the company doing the work. Planting and Delivery is 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.

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.

PLANTING CHARGES

 

Planting/Delivery Surcharge Effective July 1, 2021

Due the rapid rising costs of fuel, steel t-posts, and labor, planting prices will increase by $20 per tree with a maximum of $100 per site visit.  Deliveries will increase $20 per address. Thank you for your understanding.   

 

Planting Charges are per tree based on size and whether a mini-skid or ball cart is used to get the tree to the planting site. The minimum Planting Charge within El Paso County will not be less than $225. Planting includes delivery, calling utility locates (required by law), digging the hole, amending the soil, staking and strapping your tree, and clean up. Charges for difficult sites will be negotiated with the planting crew.  Please notify the nursery or the planting crew doing your job of any obstacles such as steps, retaining walls, gates, window wells, AC units, etc that might limit access. Have your planting locations marked and labeled with white flags prior to your planting date. Flags are available at the nursery at no charge. Planting is paid at the time of service to the company doing the work. At this time our in house planting crews are not working outside of El Paso County. During our off peak season we may be able to accommodate planting further away. We will have to get a quote from our Independent Contractor Planters to see what extra cost will apply.  Our peak season is April-September. 

 

Planting DOES NOT INCLUDE tree/stump/root removal, unless the tree being replaced is a replacement covered under our guarantee.  It 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”** require the use of a full size skid steer.  In addition to the per tree cost, add $500 per day for the use of a full size skid steer. Pictures of your site must be approved by the nursery prior to your planting date to ensure there is access.

 

Minimum Planting Charge cannot be less than $225

$ per tree

Mini Skid Access

$ per tree

Ball Cart Access

B&B Evergreen Trees
Up to 6.5′ $145 $165
7′-7.5′ $190 $220
8′-8.5′ $210 $250
9′-9.5′ $280 $325
10′-10.5′ $330 $385
11′-13.5′ $470 N/A
14′-15.5’** $570 N/A
B&B Deciduous Trees
Up to 2.25″ $145 $165
2.5″-2.75″ $195 $220
3″-3.25″ $235 $275
3.5″-3.75″ $285 $325
4″-4.25″ $365 $405
4.5″-4.75″ $405 N/A
5″-5.25″ $460 N/A
B&B Multi-Stem Trees
Up to 6′ $145 $165
6′-8′ $165 $185
8′-10′ $195 $220
10′-12′ $210 $250
12′-14′ $240 $280
14′-16′ $270 N/A
Container Trees
#5 $50 $50
#7 $65 $65
#10 $95 $95
#15 $125 $125
#20 $155 $170
#25 $175 $190
#30 $185 $210
#45 $215 $230
Container Shrubs
#1 $12 $12
#2-#5 $25 $25
#7 $65 $65
#10 $95 $95
#15 $115 $115

 

 

DELIVERY CHARGES

Planting/Delivery Surcharge Effective July 1, 2021

Due the rapid rising costs of fuel, steel t-posts, and labor, planting prices will increase by $20 per tree with a maximum of $100 per site visit.  Deliveries will increase $20 per address. Thank you for your understanding.   

Delivery includes up to 3 trees and 10 shrubs. It includes loading, transporting, unloading, and setting your trees/shrubs curbside. After 3 trees add $10/tree, and after 10 shrubs add $3 per shrub to your base curbside delivery. Delivery prices are based on the distance (miles) from the nursery to your address using Google Maps. Posted prices are for within El Paso County only. If you want your tree set in the hole add the per tree prices (see chart) 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.

Delivery DOES NOT INCLUDE digging the hole, filling in the hole, staking, strapping, amending the soil, or utility locates.

 

Mileage using Google Maps from the Nursery to the Delivery Address Curbside Delivery
0-5 Miles $120
6-15 Miles $130
16-20 Miles $140
21-30 Miles $155
Over 30 Miles, or outside of El Paso County ask for availability and quote. Quote

 

To Hole Delivery w/ Mini-Skid To Hole Delivery w/ Ball Cart
Per Tree $ Per Tree $
B&B Evergreen Tree
Up to 9.5′ $20 $35
10′-12′ $75 N/A
12.5′ and bigger $100 N/A
B&B Deciduous Trees
Up to 3.5″ $20 $35
3.75″-4.25″ $50 $95
4.5″-5.5″ $75 N/A
B&B Multi-Stem Trees
Up to 14′ $20 $35
14′-16′ $75 N/A
Container Trees & Shrubs
Up to #5 Pot N/A $3
#7, #10, #15 N/A $5
#20, #25, #30 $15 $30
#45 $35 $30

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

Please click on the link below to make sure you have the access needed to get your new trees to your planting site. Make sure to consider things like gates, hinges, AC units, window wells, steps, retaining walls, flagstone, edging, etc.