Tree Digging and Moving
Ruppert’s production crews are trained in machine and hand-digging, and are capable of transplanting and installing plant material of almost any size. Our tree spade services provide our customers with options to feasibly relocate plant material on site, as well as install large trees. We have an assortment of tree spades that allow us to dig trees with root balls ranging from 24 inches to 100 inches. We will hand dig root balls with virtually no size limit depending on the site conditions and access.
Tree Moving Equipment
100″ and 90″ Truck-Mount (Big John)
The truck-mounted spades dig and plant up to 11-inch caliper trees (up to 14-inch caliper with certain varieties and in special conditions) as well as evergreens in excess of 30’.
This skid loader-mounted tree spade digs and plants a range of trees from three-to-five-inch caliper and evergreens to 18’20’. It features a John Deere skid-steer loader with a Dutchman tree spade.
42″ Skid Steer-Mount
This skid-loader-mounted tree spade digs and plants up to four-inch caliper trees as well as evergreens to 14-16’.
Specialty Hand Digging
The production crews at Ruppert Nurseries are trained to hand-dig and move (including the use of a crane when necessary) specimens of almost any size. Please call with specific requests and our staff will work with you to design the most effective and efficient digging and installing methods for the health of your tree.
Please call (301) 482-2009 with specific requests and our staff will work with you to design the most effective and efficient digging and installing methods for the health of your tree.