Transplanting large trees, hedges or shrubs, is surprisingly simple, providing of course you have the appropriate expertise and a specialised tree moving machine. Fortunately we provide both. We undertake tree moving, on a repeat basis for the most high profile horticultural organisations in the UK.  

Any size of tree, hedge or shrub can be moved using a unique rootball, frame and crane technique. This method can also prove helpful where access might be problematic.

Tree transplanting specimens up to 20cm trunk diameter using a tree spade is a cost effective and time saving way of enhancing landscapes. Ruskins are expert tree movers and are proud to offer a fleet of tree spades, which uniquely includes the UK's largest version.

  • Transplanting trees saves up to 90% against the cost of new plants.

  • Trees, hedges and shrubs of almost any size can be moved.

  • Tree moving can take place at any time of year.

  • On development sites trees and hedges, including those with Preservation Orders, can be relocated (with local authority approval) to create access or increase plot size. These can be moved directly to new locations, moved to safe temporary storage areas (on or off site) or moved off-site completely for replanting elsewhere.

Please note that in most cases we can provide a outline quotation by telephone, that will be confirmed during a site visit.

We work with many golf courses on an annual basis to cost effectively exploit their tree reserves, primarily to enhance their course, but also to keep balls out of neighbours properties and to create/replace hazards.

Our record tree is a mature TPO'd Pine we moved with a 64 ton rootball was featured in the Sunday Times Home section on the 4th September.

Our tree transplanting services assist very notable clients. In particular we have worked with, by most measures 3 of the 4 most important horticultural organisations in the UK. For all of these clients, we have worked with them for over 15 years.

Transplanting trees in spring and summer is feasible, watering is of increased importance (often before and always commencing immediately after) and where possible we select slightly smaller trees / use a larger rootball. Please call us if you have a project to undertake in the near future.


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I must say that the work you do is fantastic and your staff have been extremely helpful.. If I get the opportunity to get another job like this, Ruskins will be my first and only choice, I also intend to make recommendations of Ruskins to other landscape companies.
— Contracts Manager for National Ground Maintenance Company

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