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A system for arranging wind turbine blades includes first and second root cradles and a first support proximate to the second root cradle. A first tip cradle is rotatably connected to the first support, and a second tip cradle is proximate to the first root cradle. A method for arranging wind turbine blades includes transferring a first wind turbine blade proximate to a first root cradle and rotating the first wind turbine blade at least 90 degrees so that the first wind turbine blade is angled approximately 20 to 90 degrees with respect to a horizon. The method further includes transferring a second wind turbine blade proximate to a second root cradle and nesting the second wind turbine blade with the first wind turbine blade.