Southern Pride Tree Farm

Ordering Live Oak Trees FAQs

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  • Southern Pride Tree Farm is a Florida wholesale live oak tree nursery- Do you sell to anyone?

    Anyone can buy live oak trees from our wholesale nursery. Discounts are applied based on the quantity of trees you purchase. However it is recommended that you hire a professional landscaper to handle and plant your trees.

  • Do you guarantee your live oak trees?

    Southern Pride Tree Farm takes many steps to assure all of our customers receive the healthiest (see our Quality Root System Guarantee) live oaks possible from our Florida live oak tree nursery. Unfortunately we have no control over the handling, planting and care of the tree once it leaves the nursery so we cannot guarantee trees once they leave the nursery.

  • Where do you deliver?

    We deliver anywhere a live oak tree can grow (see in what zone will live oak trees grow information on this site): Southern Pride Tree Farm is located in North Central Florida and we have shipped trees to Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida.

    We procure only on-time, experienced and insured tree transport companies on our customers behalf to assure when you buy live oak trees from us, they arrive on-time and in the same condition as they left our nursery.

  • Can I just pick up my live oaks?

    Yes, you can pick up your live oak trees. However! Please consider the smallest tree we sell weighs about 8,000 lbs (4 tons!) each with bigger trees upwards of 11,000lbs each. Then they will be from 28 feet in length to 40 feet in length and you will also need a protective tree tarp and tree bar to support the tree while traveling down a highway.

  • I have scheduled my live oak tree delivery date, can I change it?

    Yes, of course - coordinating schedules between landscapers, equipment operators, transport companies and Southern Pride Tree Farm can sometimes mean things change and adjustments must be made to assure everything is in place to take delivery of your live oaks. Communication is the key! We highly recommend giving us as much notice as possible with no less than 48 hours. Because all trucking companies are independent contractors and drive for many different nurseries and customers some may charge a reschedule fee if the reschedule happens with less than 48 hour notice.

    If you do not communicate a schedule change within 48 hours or wait to communicate a change on the day of your delivery you will be charged for the delivery by the transport company.

  • How do I get discounts on your live oak trees?

    Our pricing is wholesale and very competitive in the QUALITY live oak tree market. Discounts are applied for customers who order three or more live oaks and take delivery on their trees within specified times.

  • Do you accept credit cards?

    No. We do not accept credit cards. We've researched the options for our business and with the infrequency of using credit cards and high dollar amounts it doesn't make sense for us. Checks, wire transfers and cashier’s checks are acceptable methods of payment.

  • Do you plant the live oak trees?

    No, it is required that the customer have professionals and equipment able to lift the trees from a semitrailer flat-bed on site upon delivery. Equipment is usually supplied by the landscaper who handles large trees or more experienced customers will rent the equipment necessary. Depending on your location however one of our professional customers may be available to discuss your project and plant your tree.

  • Where can I get information on planting & caring for the live oaks trees?

    The organization Roots Plus Growers developed a very good tool called the Tree Planting Cue Card < you can view and download it here. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader.

  • Can you recommend someone in my area to help me plant my trees?

    Since 1990, we have worked with many landscapers and their customers across the southern United States to assure proper equipment and planting of our very big (and heavy) live oak trees. We can usually offer contact information on a company or individual in your area for you to interview about your project along with those you might find yourself.

    PLEASE NOTE: We do not make "recommendations" of companies and / or individuals: It important for you to research, check references and question the experience and integrity of any landscaper you hire to assure they have the experience and proper equipment for your tree planting project. Once trees are loaded at the nursery and on their way to your jobsite, they are officially your trees and in your care.

  • How can I reserve Live Oak trees for a future date?

    Southern Pride Tree Farm can reserve live oak trees up to 6 months with a Contract and deposit. The usual deposit is 50%. Please note: Deposits are non-refundable after 10 days of receipt as we hold live oak trees out of inventory, manage, and care for the trees in our live oak tree nursery on your behalf until delivery.

  • When do I pay for my live oak trees?

    First time customers are required to send (or final) payment for their invoiced trees and transport company in advance of shipping (via traceable mail like overnight or second day). An email will be sent with confirmation of balances, dates, times and payment deadlines. Transport companies receive their checks with paperwork when loaded with your order. If you order from us a second time we will gladly pick up checks upon arrival to your job site.

    Deposits and a contract is required for tree orders where the estimated delivery will after be 30 days or longer. Deposits are refundable if you cancel your order within 10 days of deposit receipt. Deposits are not refundable for orders held with a contract over 30 days. See How can I reserve live oak trees for a future date? for more information.

  • We have sent full payment in advance and have now decided we do not want our order of trees. Is there a cancellation fee?

    Yes. Your payment is 100% refundable if you cancel your order within 10 days of deposit or payment receipt by Southern Pride Tree Farm and you cancel your order with at least 48 hours advance notice of your delivery date. There is a cancellation fee of 25% deducted from your full payment for tree orders cancelled with less than 48 hours of delivery and / or held from 11 up to 30 days from payment receipt. Trees ordered with an estimated delivery date of over 30 days require a Contract which would require a non-refundable deposit.

  • We have scheduled our delivery, sent payment in advance and now the delivery time has been extended past 30 days. Is a deposit and contract required?

    We try to be as flexible and understanding about landscaping projects going late as we can for you. If we have your payment for the trees we will work with you as long as you need and as long as you are communicating with us about the delivery timeline.

Southern Pride Tree Farm sells very big live oaks:

Featured videos

Dig & Prep Live Oak Tree

Digging & Preparation

Mature live oak tree digging and preparation in the Nursery for transport to the customer.

Live Oak Tree Packing for Transport

Tree Packing

Here we are demonstrating packaging mature live oak trees in the Nursery for transport.

Loading Live Oak Trees for Transport

Loading for Transport

Watch how a large mature tree is wrapped and loaded onto a truck for transport.