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Transplant: Residential Tree Transplants

Would you like an existing tree ‘Transplanted’ at your private property?

Our Transplant Division has a well-established process for managing the transplant process for existing trees at WA based Residential properties

For Residential Clients in WA that would like an existing tree or a number of existing trees ‘Transplanted’ at a private property, we have a dedicated Transplant Division made up of specialist arborists and experts, which ensures that you receive appropriate advice to get the best possible outcome

Our Transplant Division has a well-established process for managing the transplant process for existing trees in WA Residential Properties; which is outlined in the steps below;

1. Onsite Assessment 

In order to provide a quotation for Transplanting small or large trees, we have to complete an Onsite Assessment to verify first-hand what it will take logistically to meet client expectations.

This can be arranged at a mutually convenient date and time.

The preliminary Onsite Assessment will verify the factors that will enable us to fully scope the logistics and practicalities of the exercise including. These may include, but may not be limited to:

  • The current location circumstances for the tree(s) and the proposed planting location(s) of the tree(s)
  • The size, age, species and condition of the tree(s)
  • Validation of soil profile(s), drainage and soiling requirements at both extraction and planting sites
  • Verify potential tree weights and cranage capacities needed
  • Verify overhead obstructions and potential cranage locations
  • Identifying below ground services / infrastructure
  • Determining the On-Property working areas and limitations (structures, hardstand, operational space etc.)
  • Verify relocation logistics, (road access, driveway, deployed equipment constraints)
  • Identify where ground protection and ground stabilisation is required
  • Identify what other site or project information is required (plans for other works or installations associated with the exercise)
  • Provide specifications for civils and construction documentation (if required)
  • Determine the overall logistics of the exercise and the options available to achieving your objectives and to meet client aspirations

Fixed fee: $295 + GST (refundable if quote is accepted and works proceed as per step 3)

Please note; we are unable to provide estimates or indicative costs for Transplanting to Residential Clients without a preliminary On-site Assessment.

If you wish to book a preliminary On-site Assessment with us, please call a member of our Sales Team on 9359 9300 or complete our Enquiry Form on this website.

2.Quotation and Follow Ups

Based on the site assessment and other project documentation received, a Quotation is provided, along with brief recommendations to inform you on how to achieve the best outcome. 

Our residential transplant quotations are inclusive of a 3-month Free Replacement Guarantee.

We can also provide extended warranties to 1 or 2 or more years. After you have been able to review the details of the quotation, we will then follow this up with a courtesy call to discuss the project and answer any questions you may have about the Quotation or any queries you may have regarding the proposed Transplanting exercise.

3. Agreement to Proceed

 If you are happy to accept the Quotation, we will provide you with an Agreement to Proceed document. This document will provide confirmation on a timetable of events undertaken as part of your Transplant, the terms and conditions that apply and how we will communicate with you during the stages leading up to, during and following the actual Transplanting Operations.

Once there is an agreement to proceed, what happens next?

The process of transplanting can sometimes result in more than 90% of the root system being temporarily lost. Transplant success relies successfully carrying out several key interrelated steps 4 - 6 as follows;

4. Preparation of the tree prior to lifting it from mother earth

Most trees, including some palms, require a period of preparation prior to them being transplanted. The duration of this preparation period, how the preparation will be carried out, and how the tree is best managed during this preparation period will also be included in the Quotation. One of our qualified arborists will carry out all such preparation work as required prior to the extraction process. In some instances, it may take 1 week -12 months to fully prepare a mature tree or palms for relocation.

5.Extraction and Planting

During the Quotation or Agreement to Proceed phases, we will have pre-arranged with you the date/time for the actual Transplanting and we will mobilise our team and specialist equipment to carry out the works as agreed. We will always factor in site-specific and tree-specific circumstances, along with seasonal considerations.

6. Aftercare Programme

A key factor to transplant success is getting its root system to regrow such that it no longer needs the extra attention provided during a shorter-term re-establishment period (where re-establishment can range from 2 to 5 years).

To help the tree through this re-establishment period, we provide a maintenance schedule that we monitor with you for 3 months and then refresh this schedule to cover the next 1 – 5 years, whilst you manage this period of aftercare.

REMINDER: All of the trees transplanted by Arbor Centre have a 3 month free tree replacement guarantee (conditions apply) unless otherwise stated. This guarantee can be extended to one or more years at a premium. When offered, this additional cost will be included as part of the quotation.

For further information on our services, please contact us using the Enquiry Form below or alternatively call our office on 08 9359 9300