How We Transplant Trees Responsibly

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Meet the AirSpade Method

Bare-root transplanting, with an AirSpade, may never replace other methods of transplanting. But for specimen tree transplanting, where the value of an existing tree merits the effort involved, it is currently the gold standard. Using compressed air, soil is carefully excavated and removed from the roots, by doing so 85% of the root system is maintained during the process.

  • Minimizes Transplant Shock
  • Reduces Aftercare Requirements
  • Helps Trees Establish More Rapidly

Additional Methods

In some cases we may use alternative transplanting methods. For example, when selling direct to the wholesale contractor so they are able to move and plant the tree on site themselves or when transporting the tree interstate. We use traditional methods and adhere to all nursery standard specifications. In any case we will always advise the best option for the tree and our client.

How Buying Works

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Select the tree you desire to purchase. Then, complete a simple form to be put in touch with our team.

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We’ll get in touch, usually within 48 hours, to work out the logistics.

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Sit back and enjoy your improved landscape!

The buyer is responsible for paying for the list price of the tree as well as the services to excavate, transport, and install the tree.

We inspect all of the trees in collaboration with the US Department of Agriculture and approve them before listing in our catalog.

Yes, Re-Tree can arrange a visit with the consent of the seller.

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While it is not necessary, we encourage you to be present to ensure the planting location and orientation is properly achieved.

Mobilization rates, inclusive to installation services, may be affected by the distance between sites.

We encourage the customer to choose from our network of experienced Re-Tree certified contractors that have been trained specifically in relocating mature unique trees and shrubs.

The certified Re-Tree contractor will issue a warranty for the tree(s) value for a period of 12 months, if a proper after care program is in place qualified by the contractor.

The timeline will vary based on backlog and weather conditions. On average, you can expect the lead time to be 2-3 weeks.

With the terms of service in place for both buyers and sellers using the Re-Tree marketplace, this should not occur. If for some reason this does, occur you would receive a full-refund.

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How Selling Works

(Selling Currently Supported Only in Michigan)
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Upload detailed information about your tree, including photos, accessibility, location and quality.

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We’ll evaluate your tree and then follow up with you.

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If approved, your tree will become available for purchase on our marketplace.

The payout will be made by check or Venmo.

Current payout processing time is 3-4 business days.

No, it will not affect your payout.

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Once you sign the listing agreement, Re-Tree will have the exclusive right to list and sell the tree for a period of 6 months from the listing date on the agreement.

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How Relocating Works

(Relocation Currently Supported Only in Michigan)
1

Upload detailed information about your tree, including photos, accessibility, location and quality.

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We’ll get in touch, usually within 48 hours, to work out the logistics.

3

Sit back and enjoy your improved landscape!

When relocating a tree, there will be a fee for the Transplanting services as well as a transaction/administration fee based on the appraised value of the tree. Transaction fees range from 20-30% depending on appraised value.

We encourage the customer to choose from our network of experienced Re-Tree certified contractors that have been trained specifically in relocating mature unique trees and shrubs.

The process varies depending on the size of the tree, site conditions, and distance between sites. For example, in 2020 we transplanted a 16’ Japanese Maple within a 10 mile radius and it took approximately 10 hours. In the case of relocating a tree from one area of your property to another, the process will take considerably less time.

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Re-Tree makes it easy for property owners to buy, sell or relocate unique mature trees responsibly.

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