Although the cost varies based on the size of the tree, transplanting an 8- to 12-foot-tall tree runs from $200 to $1,200, as of 2015. Typically, the cost is around $25 per foot, but it can cost as much as $50,000 to transplant really old or big trees.
If the tree's roots require wrapping during transit, or if the city, county or state ordinances require a permit for the move, additional fees apply. The tree’s health, its size and the size of its trunk, the distance of the move, and other factors may increase or decrease the price of transplanting a tree. Most companies offer free quotes for tree transplantation service.