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Tree Delivery Services:


  • In order to supply our customers with the best service possible, and to get your deliveries when you need them, we require 48 hours notice.


  • Picker crane truck with a 20 foot reach and deck for deliveries is available at a rate of $135.00 an hour. There is a minimum 1 hour charge. Expect 15-20 trees per load, depending on size. If you are having shrubs delivered and wont be available to help unload them, we charge an additional $60 per half hour labor fee.


  • Enclosed delivery van, also known as a Reefer van, measuring 53 feet long, is available at a rate of $145.00 per hour. Minimum 1 hour charge. Used mainly for delivering large quantities of shrubs. Expect 24 plant carts (pallets) per load.


  • Semi truck and trailer, with the drop deck trailer measuring 53 feet long, is available at a rate of $145.00 per hour. Customers will need a method of unloading the trees from the semi trailer at their job site. Skid steers or forklifts work well for this purpose. Expect 40-70 trees per load, depending on size.


  • Tree Dolly Charge (Up to 36 inch basket maximum carrying capacity):

    • If you have trees to move into back yards or other areas that are inaccessible with our crane, a tree dolly may be rented for $45.00. The rental is good for the duration of the delivery stop, and will be taken off site when the driver leaves.
    • The driver will not provide assistance in moving trees with the dolly, so please ensure you have adequate staff to move the tree(s) with the dolly. It could take 2 or more capable people to maneuver the tree into the hole.


  • Hole sizes - review the following when digging your tree holes:

  • 5 Star Trees Ltd. reserves the right to implement an additional fuel surcharge / carbon tax if needed.


  • The above rates are charged from the time the truck leaves the nursery, until it returns to the nursery.


  • For loads with more than one customer drop, a cost sharing rate will be implemented.







Tree Planting Services:


The below pricing is for the areas of south Calgary, High River, Okotoks, and Nanton. Please give us a call for a quote on planting in other areas. Valid locates are required, before any planting occurs. Locates for underground services, must be faxed/emailed to our office, at least 2 days before tree planting is to occur. Locates can be provided, free of charge, by Alberta First Call, at 1-800-242-3447.


Our planting prices include:

  • Delivery
  • Digging an over sized hole for the tree (good for root growth)
  • Fresh, high quality loam for the tree
  • Removal of all excess fill
  • Complete planting according to CNLA specifications


Number of trees 30" to 36" rootball 40" to 60" rootball
1 - 5 Trees Request Quote Request Quote
5 - 9 Trees Request Quote Request Quote
10 - 14 Trees Request Quote Request Quote
15 - 19 Trees Request Quote Request Quote
20 + Trees $125.00 each $185.00 each


Tree Moving Services


Our spade truck is a 65 inch spade, and can handle up to 6 inch trunk caliper. The cost for any tree moves is $160 an hour round trip from our Aldersyde farm. The trees to be moved, and the tree’s new location, must be on level ground, must have 8ft of clearance around them, and the path to and from must be solid and dry. We require valid underground locates be sent to our office, at least 2 days before the tree moves are to take place. Locates can be provided, free of charge, by Alberta First Call, at 1-800-242-3447. Please give us a call to discuss further.


Shelterbelt Program


During the month of May, we offer potted and bare root trees for pickup or installation. We established a Shelter Belt program in 1992. It had proven to be a cost effective, and successful way of establishing a windbreak for your property. For the year 2017, we will once again be offering the following, which must be ordered before April 30th of the same year:

Plant Name Est. Height Type/Size Pickup Price Installed Price
Paper Birch 24-30 inch Potted #2 $34.95 $50.95
Paper Birch 3ft Potted #5 $34.95 $50.95
Dakota Pinnacle Birch 6-7ft Potted #7 $45.00 $66.00
Trembling Aspen 24-36 inch Potted #2 $19.95 $35.95
Tristis Poplar 6ft Potted #2 $22.95 $38.95
Bylands Poplar 6-7ft Potted #2 $22.95 $38.95
Assiniboine Poplar 6ft Potted #2 $22.95 $38.95
Sargenti Poplar 6ft Potted #2 $22.95 $38.95
Swedish Aspen 24-36 inch Potted #5 $34.95 $50.95
Colorado Spruce 2-3ft Potted #5 $25.95 $41.95
White Spruce 2-3ft Potted #5 $25.95 $41.95
Common Caragana 2-4ft Potted #2 $12.99 $28.99
Common Caragana 2-4ft (fuller) Potted #5 $17.99 $33.99
Bristlecone Pine 3-9 inch Bareroot 3-1 $3.95 N/A
Limber Pine 3-12 inch Bareroot 3-0 $3.95 N/A
Colorado Spruce 12-15 inch Bareroot 2-0 $2.95 N/A
Scotts Pine 6-18 inch Bareroot 2-1 $3.45 N/A
Common Caragana 18-24 inch Bareroot 1-0 $2.95 N/A
Common Purple Lilac 6-12 inch Bareroot 2-0 $2.49 N/A
Green Ash 18-24 inch Bareroot 1-0 $2.95 N/A
Trembling Aspen 18-24 inch Bareroot 1-0 $3.95 N/A


The installed price includes the tree as well as delivery and installation of your trees. The insalled pricing is for the areas of south Calgary, High River, Okotoks, and Nanton. Please give us a call for a quote on planting in other areas. In order to keep the above prices economical, we have a minimum order size of 50 trees for planting ( mix and match variety ), and minimum 10 trees for pickup. Smaller orders can be placed and picked up, at regular book price.






Drip Irrigation Program


If you have decided to install trees or shrubs on your property, you should be aware that newly planted trees and shrubs need to be watered three times a week for the first few years until they are well established. This is the most important aspect of ensuring your trees survival. In the past we have had a large number of inquires about the most efficient way to water large quantities of trees - We use drip irrigation at all of our nurseries and highly recommend it if you are watering trees that are spread over a large area.


Drip irrigation is easy to install, is basically maintenance free, there is no need to drain it during the winter and does not require a large volume of water, making well fed properties able to sustain it. It waters only the tree, and easily hooks up to a garden hose, making it an affordable, efficient way to water your plants. Pricing information is as follows:



Item Description Price Per Unit
Water Emitters - 8 liters per hour $0.99 each
Garden Hose Adapter $4.95 each
Drip Tube - 1000 foot roll of 1/2" diameter tube $250.00 each



Alberta First Call Locates


Alberta First Call (or an equivalent) must be contacted for the underground services to be located and marked before we can safely and legally perform any excavation work. The locates must be faxed/emailed to our office, no later than two working days prior to the scheduled work date. Alberta First Call is a free of charge service.


Contact Information:

Toll-Free Phone: 1-800-242-3447
Website : Alberta First Call






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