This will depend on the type of tree, and how large it is. Trees up to 10 feet tall can usually be installed without any equipment, in approximately 30-45 minutes per tree. They tend to be shipped as one piece, but may need to be shipped as individual pieces. Larger trees may require assembly by our trained technicians.
Trees between 10–20 feet require a ladder, and approximately one hour per tree to assemble. Trees reaching heights above 20 feet require a mechanical lift, and installation time averages an hour to an hour and a half per tree. If a steel base-plate is used and bolt holes need to be drilled, add an extra 30 minutes to an hour per tree.
Replica Trees up to 10 feet tall are shipped as one piece and only need to be placed into the decorative pot, requiring approximately 15 minutes per tree. Some, but not all, Replica Trees over 10 feet are broken down into individual trunks and branches to facilitate shipping.
Upon arrival the components need to be set back into their PVC or steel collars. These are secured with nuts and bolts that we provide. The trunks, branches, and collars are color coded for easy identification as to which element fits into which collar. There may also be wiring in the canopy of the tree that needs to be attached. It takes approximately 1 hour to assemble a tree of this size.
Fabricated Trees under 10 feet in diameter will come as one piece and will only require a few minutes to install. However, most Fabricated Trees will require assembly by one of our trained technicians. The time needed for this will vary for each job.