Portland Landscape Design and Arborist Tree Service

Transplanting Trees & Shrubs

Portland, Beaverton, Sherwood, Wilsonville area

If you are interested in an estimate for tree transplanting, keep in mind that it is moderately expensive. We also provide shrub transplanting. For a ball-park example, take a look at the Hinoki Cypress below, and read the comments.

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This Hinoki Cypress tree was moved and transplanted from Murrayhill in Beaverton, to a Greenway residence in the same city. It was 10 feet tall to the tip when transplanted: 2003.

The photo of that same tree, to the right, was taken 7 years later in 2010, at 17 feet tall.

That transplant was front yard to front yard. Presently, for a similar move of a 10 tall evergreen, we would need to charge at least $500. That would be entry level estimates.

If that kind of money does not come close to your budget and your will to save a small size tree, then you won't need an estimate.

Someone must be committed save a tree like that and to spare that financial investment.

The tree shown in the photo at 17' tall is as big a plant as I would care to provide a transplanting estimate for.

And room for a tractor to hoist the rootball may be essential. Typically, a move in the same yard.

For something like this, but just 10 feet tall, manual labor and a large dolly may suffice for the project. Although the last move I did was a weeping Japanese maple, just 4 feet tall. And it still took a truck, pulley and rope to move it 8 feet away. The root ball was almost 1000 lbs.

If you are committed to move a tree in the Portland area, I can tell you that I have never transplanted a tree that did not survive. Some may have lost half the leaves the next season and recovered nicely, but no casualites that come to mind.


Portland text on www.mdvaden.com is for SEO pruposes to draw suburb searches. M. D. Vaden works in Washington County and provides referrals to other companies for Portland residential tree and landscape services. For large Portland tree transplanting and moving, we suggest calling Big Trees Today.