Cape Peninsula & Boland
Cape Peninsula & Boland
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(All prices excludes VAT)

Digging of Planting Holes Rates

The norm is for the client to dig the planting holes according to our specifications. If you prefer that Trees South Africa dig the holes, the following rates will apply.

Bag size (litre)Distance from nursery (km)Dimensions of planting holesCost to dig planting hole (excluding VAT)
250-litrewithin 30km1.1 x 1.1 x 0.5mR170.00
30 to 70km1.1 x 1.1 x 0.5mR170.00
500-litrewithin 30km1.2 x 1.2 x 0.7mR620.00
30 to 70km1.2 x 1.2 x 0.7mR760.00
1000-litrewithin 30km1.5 x 1.5 x 1mR850.00
30 to 70km1.5 x 1.5 x 1mR1070.00
2000-litrewithin 30km2 x 2 x 1mR1070.00
30 to 70km2 x 2 x 1mR1,240.00
3000-litrewithin 30km2.5 x 2.5 x 1mR1,750.00
30 to 70km2.5 x 2.5 x 1mR2,000.00
4500-litrewithin 30km3 x 3 x 1mR2,250.00
30 to 70km3 x 3 x 1mR2,500.00

For areas exceeding 70km distance from our nursery please contact us for specific cost tailored to your location, if your location is within a reasonable distance from our office location.

Note: All prices excludes VAT

  • Should any underground structures (solid rock, old foundations, building rubble) or utility service lines (e.g. – water, irrigation, sewerage, electricity, telecom, remote security, etc.) be encountered, the client will be charged for the additional time spent as a result of these unforeseen obstacles.
    The following rates will apply:
    • R600.00 / hour on site as well as for time travelled, – for team of one manager and 3 to 4 workers
    • R4.50 / km – additional trips required
    • Plus any costs to hire special equipment such as jack hammers, generators etc.
  • Although we always work carefully and responsibly, we do not take any responsibility for any damages to underground utility services (e.g. – water, irrigation, sewerage, electrical, telecom, remote security, etc.). The client is responsible to arrange and pay for any repairs to utility services.
  • Digging of 250-litre planting holes is done by the same team(s) that does the delivery and installation of the trees.
  • Digging of planting holes for all bag sizes larger than 250-litre is usually done by a different team, independent (separate trip) from the planting (crane truck) team. This results in a relative high expense for a relative simple job. It is therefore obvious that the client can have this job done much more cost effectively by making use of local workforce.
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