4th January 2020 – COVID delivery update
We are pleased to advise we do not expect our deliveries to be affected by the current Tier systems and delivery turnarounds will continue as normal.
Please do note that for all deliveries, social distance must be maintained with the delivery driver at all times. For orders of 4 or less ‘Small’ or ‘Medium’ sized trees, the driver will be able to offload these to kerbside for you, where they can then be moved following the drivers departure. For orders of 5 or more trees, or when ordering ‘Large’ or ‘Instant’ sized specimen, arrangements will need to be made on site to offload without assistance from the driver. Please do not hesitate to contact the team if you have any questions, who will be happy to discuss.
When our trees are dormant, between October and April, they are easily stored on site but must be kept upright as if they are laid flat, rabbits can nibble the crowns overnight. During the growing season, between May and September, our trees are in full leaf so should ideally be planted and watered the same day or very shortly after delivery.
For best results please refer to our planting demonstration on how to plant Barcham Trees.
Once you have completed your order we will phone you to schedule in your delivery. Our deliveries are all linked in and we aim to deliver within 15 working days. Whilst every effort is made to fulfil deliveries within this time frame, there can be occasions where it may take a little longer. Deliveries are performed Monday – Friday, excluding Bank Holidays.
Please mention any specific delivery requirements, including dates and times in the comment section of the checkout and we will endeavour to do our best to work within these parameters wherever possible.
For those of you with special requirements please remember that throughout this process we are only a phone call away! Our experienced team of arborists are on hand to offer advice Monday to Friday between 9am – 5:30pm on 01353 720 950.
Free delivery is granted on the following order levels. Once you have completed your order online we will phone you to schedule in your delivery.
England (Mainland), orders over £2,750
Wales (Mainland), orders over £3,750
Scotland (Mainland), orders over £4,750
The logistics of tree deliveries
Barcham have been delivering container grown trees to all parts of the UK since the early 90’s and during that time have developed an expertise in ensuring that trees are received by customers when required and in perfect condition. While not owning a vehicle fleet Barcham has built up a strong relationship with a small group of haulage companies who have developed a deep knowledge of how to handle container grown trees.
The vehicles that are used range in size from 7.5t rigid or flat-bed trailers to rigid or curtain-sided articulated lorries less frequently. Therefore it is important to make the Sales team at Barcham Trees aware of any specific requirements and discuss options prior to placing your order and receiving delivery.
These vehicles do not carry on-board lifting equipment or machinery such as cranes or forklifts and so if you have ordered ‘Large’ or ‘Instant’ trees, you will need suitable measures in place to unload. If you are having 5 or more trees delivered you will need to be able to unload the trees.
Our hauliers are contracted to make a kerbside delivery only, or to nearest access which is within the terms of their insurance.
An enhanced delivery service is available with trees off loaded by crane which can be particularly useful where space is restricted at the delivery site, please discuss specific requirements with our Sales team who will be happy to provide you with a quote.
If not ordered as part of a tree order, the following Accessories will be posted out to you by courier to arrive within 3-5 working days of the order being placed:
- Hydration Bag
- Long Life Fertiliser
- Rabbit Guard
- Time for Trees
- Barcham Secateurs
- Barcham MEYBest Folding Saw
We cannot deliver planting kits without an order of trees.
Please contact us to discuss express delivery options.