24" Box Height, Top Width, Bottom Width
20" x 24" x 18"
Weight 200 lbs.
25 Gal. Height, Top Width, Bottom Width
18" x 24" x 20"
Weight 200 lbs.
36" Box Height, Top Width, Bottom Width
28" x 36" x 26"
Weight 900 lbs.
45 Gal. Height, Top Width, Bottom Width
20" x 30" x 26"
Weight 500 lbs.
48" Box Height, Top Width, Bottom Width
38" x 48" x 35"
Weight 2,500 lbs.
Values listed are based on the average weight of trees grown in AZT’s mulch/soil growth medium per box size and are offered here as an estimate of the weight of trees by box size. They are intended to help shippers and contractors in determining the type(s) of equipment needed to transport and off load trees. The physical size of the tree (height, width and caliper and corresponding root mass) will affect the total weight with larger specimens being heavier container size.
American Standard for Nursery Stock Box Size to Container Size Equivalents
220.127.116.11 Box size equivalents
For purposes of the Table 1, box size “equivalent” indicates that a box size may be specified in lieu of the indicated equivalent container class, and nursery stock in an equivalent box size shall be accepted in the trade as in conformance with a specification for container grown nursery stock in the equivalent container class indicated, and vice-versa. Boxes are not required to have volumes that are “equal to” or within the volume range of the indicated equivalent container class, or vice-versa.
Container Class Specification to Box Size Equivalent
20 Gal. = 20-inch box
25 Gal. = 24-inch box
45 Gal. = 36-inch box
65 Gal. = 42-inch box
95/100 Gal. = 48-inch box
The American Standard for Nursery Stock (ANSI Z60.1) 2014 edition is published by:
American Horticulture Industry Association d/b/a AmericanHort
an ANSI-accredited Standards Developing Organization
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