Tel: 608-838-3290

A Large Tree Nursery in Madison, WI


Price for a tree depends upon many factors:

  • Distance from nursery to your site
  • Size of the tree   The 65 inch tree spade has a 4,000 lb rootball. The 90 inch tree spade has an 11,000 lb rootball and much poorer fuel economy
  • Ease (or difficulty) of access to planting site  -  ditches, fenced in yards, other plantings, front or back yard installation
  • Hills / slopes  -  tree spades don't do well with slopes. Small slopes are ok, but we may need to see the property to determine if a truck-mounted tree spade will work
  • Difficulty in roping, and wrapping the tree for transportation
  • To a lesser extent the type of tree

Generally within Dane County, the cost of a single tree, delivered and installed runs:

2 - 2.5 inch caliper ball and burlapped tree 32 inch rootball 800 lb rootball $800-$1100
3 - 3.5 inch caliper ball and burlapped tree 40 - 44 inch rootball 1200 lb rootball $900 - $1200

Examples of Trees:

 Small Tree Medium Tree  Large Tree  

Trees offered by Trees on Wheels

4 - 5 inch caliper spaded tree 60 inch rootball 4,000 lb rootball ~ $1250 *
6 - 7 inch caliper spaded tree 6-7 inch caliper 12,000 lb rootball ~ $1800 *

* More or less depending on your circumstances.

* These prices are current estimates, subject to change.

Notice the massive difference in the weight of rootballs.

Our warranty covers installation - trees supplied by others generally do not

Buying a big tree is not like buying canned goods. First it is a living thing. Second a truck mounted tree-spade can deliver only a single tree at a time.

There is a discount for multiple tree orders, using the same treespade.  It takes two trips to plant the first tree. We must first dig the receiving hole, and take the dirt away. Then we bring your tree and install it.  If you purchase a second tree with the same sized rootball, we can remove the dirt and bring a tree is one additional trip. The result is less cost to us, and less expense to you. 

One must anticipate that the arrival of the emerald ash borer (EAB)  will drive prices skyward, as the stock of 10 year old material is quite limited as compared to the demands that will imposed by the loss of 20% or more  of the trees in Dane County.


Beat The Bulldozer Sale

We have overplanted some blocks of trees. Some trees are too close together, others simply are becoming too big to move.  As a result some blocks of trees must be bulldozed or sold at discount so we can plant new trees.

These trees are being offered for $150 per tree, plus the expense of moving with our equipment. We presently charge $250 per hour for a 62 inch tree-spade and $350 per hour for the 90 inch tree -spade. 

To keep costs as low as possible, they are being offered without our normal 2 year warranty.

These trees are not architectural or “front yard” trees, but are not “park” or “utility" grade trees, but are in between.
If you live close to our farms, there can be real value in these trees for you. Come shop.


Spruce Sale

Spruce trees can be moved throughout the summer, pretty much without transplant shock.  There is so much keratin in conifer needles as compared to leafs of deciduous trees that conifers are virtually  immune from shock, once they are past the “candle” stage.  
One advantage to you is that in the summer your lawn is usually quite hard, and the rutting you may get in the wet spring, or with fall rains is usually not present.

Save 10%  on a single spruce tree, and 20% on the second or more spruce where the same spade is used.