Colonial Nursery’s Big John Truck
Specifications & Requirements
||Weight: 30,000 lbs. Empty
||34' upright, 36' digging position
|(Root Ball) Weight:
||90” diameter & 60” deep.
2. Is tree to be planted in metro Kansas City area?
Utility Locates 1-800-DIG-RITE (Missouri) 1-800-344-7483
1-800-DIG-SAFE (Kansas) 1-800-344-7233
3. PROPERTY DAMAGE WAIVER MUST BE SIGNED. NURSERY IS NOT RESPONSIBLE
Are there sidewalks, driveways, etc. Truck can damage concrete. NURSERY IS NOT RESPONSIBLE.
Truck can leave ruts depending on the degree of ground moisture. Truck does carry 8 sheets of plywood; this will allow trees to be planted up to 32' from curb with no major visible ruts.
Slopes: Less than 10 degrees side to side.
Obstacles: Curbs. Ditches, bushes, buildings, other trees, overhead utilities, fences, etc.
Backyards: This concerns accessibility. Truck needs 11-13' gate opening, depending on the degree of turning radius. (Sometimes questions arise as to, or if truck can be maneuvered to backyards, contact operator.
For Hourly rated jobs (Contract): a deposit, IN ADVANCE of $175.00 is required for the 1st hour,
F.O.B. Colonial Nursery. This is non-refundable. Additional hours are $150.00 ea..
For further information contact:
David Burns -TRANSPLANT OPERATOR. (816) 229-1277
Big John Tree Care
All transplanted trees need some care , do not assume that because the tree is large that it will survive on its own with little or no care.
- A thorough soaking is needed weekly until the ground freezes hard. Include a mild root stimulator the first couple of times you water the tree in the fall & then again in the spring.
- Tree Wrap is just as important as watering. The easiest & one of the best methods of wrap for 4-6? trees is 4?or 6? ADS non-perforated tubing. Get a piece 4-5? long & slit it vertically. Place around tree trunk. This will help prevent borers, sun scald, frost cracking, rodent damage, & will even help prevent deer from chewing on the bark.
- Or use the “Ace” bandage type, wrap by 1st of November and remove in late March. Colonial recommends one of these wrapping methods for the first 3-5 years.