How much does planting a tree cost


How Much Does It Cost to Plant a Tree? A Budgeting Guide (2022)

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  • Typical Range: $150 to $3,000

One of the most noticeable aesthetic differences between new residential developments and older established neighborhoods has to do with trees. While recent developments feature homes with the latest design trends, they often lack the character and charisma of homes nestled under a canopy of towering oaks and maples.

The cost to plant a tree ranges from about $150 to $3,000. If this seems like a broad range, it is—but that’s because considerations vary widely from community to community and from company to company. Ahead, find out more about what goes into determining the cost of planting trees and why it’s in the best interest of most homeowners to include a few trees in a well-designed landscape.

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Factors in Calculating the Cost to Plant a Tree  

Several factors go into calculating the cost to plant a tree, including the size of the tree, the species, the age of the tree, and labor costs. The type of equipment necessary to plant the tree also factors into the cost. A tree-planting company that uses a large tree spade mounted on the back of a heavy-duty truck has more overhead costs than a landscaper who plans to dig a hole with a shovel. Coming up with a ballpark estimate doesn’t require a planting calculator.

Tree Size

A relatively small tree (under 3 feet high), the type that can be purchased from a gardening center in a 1- or 2-gallon container, will cost less to plant than a larger tree that must be moved (via a large tree spade) from a tree nursery and transplanted in the yard. In general, professional planting of small trees ranges from $150 to $300 per tree, while a larger tree (over 15 feet) will run $1,500 to $3,000.

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Tree Type

The type of tree chosen will also affect the cost. The first rule of thumb here is to select a tree that will grow in your area. Not all types of trees will grow in all regions. For the best results, consult the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map to ensure the chosen tree is well suited to the area.

In addition, some trees are more expensive than others to purchase—and that’s before any planting service charges are factored in. Typically, trees that grow slower or are more challenging to grow will cost more. Arborvitae trees may cost as little as $7 for bare root tree seedlings ordered online, while buying a potted version could run $15 to $20. A small potted Japanese maple can cost around $60, while a potted lemon tree could run $30 to $100, depending on size.

Number of Trees

Having a single tree planted can cost more per tree than having multiple trees planted. While having just one small tree planted ranges in cost from $150 to $300, depending on size and species, having five small trees planted at the same time averages a total of $300 to $700, which comes out to be about $60 to $140 per tree. If you have plans to incorporate several trees in the landscape, you may save money by having them planted simultaneously.

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Tree Maturity

The least expensive time to plant a tree is when it’s small; it will cost just $150 to $300 to plant. As a tree matures, its roots spread out, and planting a larger tree will require the services of a large tree spade. If you choose a tree currently growing on a tree farm, a tree spade will be necessary for digging up the tree roots with the soil still intact. This type of specialized planting requires the services of a professional tree-moving company that has the large equipment necessary to do the job, and it could cost up to $3,000, depending on the tree’s size.

Tree Location 

The location where you want the tree planted can also impact the cost. Anytime an area of the yard is difficult to access, such as is common in yards with steep slopes, retaining walls, and narrow accesses that make it difficult for the tree-planting company to move their machinery, the cost is bound to go up. The longer it takes to do the job, the more you’ll be charged in labor costs. Additional fees may apply if the soil is rocky and difficult to dig.

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Labor, Crew Size, and Equipment

Labor costs factor into the overall cost of planting trees, and most landscaping companies charge a set rate per hour for their workers no matter what type of service they’re performing. For example, general planting of trees, shrubs, flowers, or grass come with labor costs of $50 to $150 per hour. Other companies may charge a set fee of $4 to $10 per square foot for the same types of services. The larger the crew, the higher the hourly rate, but large crews often get the job done in fewer hours.

Permit or Inspection Fees 

Planting a tree of any size requires digging a hole, and anytime you dig a hole, there’s a chance of hitting buried utility lines. In most communities, a call to Dig Safe (811) will result in utility workers coming out and marking the location of underground lines. This is a free service.

However, if a permit is required, the landscaping or tree-planting company will usually bundle the fee into the final costs. If planting the tree is a DIY project, the homeowner should contact the local building and zoning authority to determine whether a permit is necessary. A tree-planting permit could range from $25 to $100, or more, depending on community permitting rates.

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Additional Costs and Considerations

A wide range of additional factors can impact the cost of having a tree planted. These may include preparing the site, which could involve clearing out existing shrubbery or trees, fees for landscaping design, and costs for special modifications like installing an irrigation system. These related costs will increase the final tally.

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Tree Removal

Diseased or overgrown trees may need to be removed from the landscape before new trees can be planted. The cost of removing a tree ranges from between $200 and $2,000, depending on the tree size. The cost also hinges on any challenges the tree-removal company faces in accessing the property and whether special equipment is necessary to keep the tree branches from falling on nearby structures during the removal.

Additional Landscaping

Planting trees is often just one part of a larger landscaping project, including planting additional flowers, shrubs, or even installing a new lawn. To have an entire yard planted, expect to pay between $1,352 and $5,638, with $3,398 being about average. For limited projects, landscaping pros typically charge between $50 to $150 per hour for their services.

Irrigation System Addition 

Newly planted trees need regular watering for their roots to become established in their new location. It’s OK to drag a hose around and soak them every few days for the first couple of weeks and then once or twice a week after that, but not everyone has time to do that. The installation of an above-ground drip system will direct water right to the trees’ roots and can be connected to a timer to ensure the new tree never goes without adequate water. Expect to pay about $410 to $930 to have a drip irrigation system installed.

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Home Repairs or Modifications

When planting trees is a part of a more extensive home repair or modification project, the entire project’s cost can be substantial. For example, during the tree-planting process, a large tree spade may tear up portions of the lawn or destroy shrubs and bushes. Repairing the lawn and plantings to their original state will add to the total cost. Some of the relative repairs might include:

  • Planting flowers and shrubs at an approximate cost of $50 to $150 per hour.
  • Reconstructing a fence that had to be removed to allow a tree spade to access the property could cost $13 to $50 per linear foot of fence.
  • Installing sod to repair torn grass in the lawn at a cost of approximately $1 to $2 per square foot.
  • Overseeding the entire lawn, ranging from $412 to $1,557, depending on the type of grass and the going cost of local labor.

Hazardous Material Testing and Removal

Removing an old shed, fence, garage, or another outbuilding in preparation for planting new trees will add to the cost, especially if those old structures contain hazardous materials, such as asbestos. Local building codes and ordinances will determine whether the homeowner, a general contractor, or a remediation expert must remove the dangerous substances. Professional asbestos removal ranges from about $75 to $200 per hour, and testing is often included in the removal price.

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Cost to Plant a Tree: Popular Types of Trees

How much do trees cost? Hundreds of tree species exist, but some are more popular than others, usually due to the tree’s hardiness, ease of growth, and design. Trees can be purchased in person at garden and landscaping centers or can be ordered online. Be aware that shipping charges will usually be added to trees ordered online. The following species are commonly chosen for inclusion in the landscape, but professional planting fees will be extra.

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American arborvitae

Native to the U.S., the American arborvitae is a popular choice for windbreaks, hedges, or privacy screens. It grows in USDA zones 5 through 7 and keeps its green color all year long. This hardy evergreen can reach a height of up to 60 feet at maturity. Plan to spend $50 to $60 to purchase a small (under 3-foot) arborvitae. Professional planting costs will be extra.

Dogwood

A showstopper in the landscape, the dogwood is covered in large white blossoms in spring. While it thrives in temperate regions, the dogwood doesn’t tolerate cold winter temperatures, so most dogwood types, such as Blue Ray Kousa dogwood, grow well in USDA Zones 5 through 8. Expect to spend around $60 for a small dogwood tree. Professional planting will be additional and depends on the individual landscaping company’s fees.

Eastern White Pine

A stately evergreen that keeps its green foliage all year long, the Eastern white pine is often planted in groups for windbreaks, but it looks just as good when planted as a single specimen tree. This cone-bearing pine tree is relatively inexpensive, and homeowners may be able to purchase as many as 10 small Eastern white pines for under $500. Expect to pay more to have them professionally planted, however.

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Ginkgo

The ginkgo tree turns a lovely shade of fluorescent yellow in early fall, making it a good choice for an ornamental specimen in USDA zones 3 through 9. Slightly more expensive than some other types of trees, a small ginkgo (less than 3 feet in height) may cost $70, while a larger specimen (5 to 6 feet tall) will run closer to $130. The price does not include professional tree-planting services.

Japanese Red Maple

Hardy in USDA zones 5 through 8, the Japanese red maple comes in many varieties, most never reaching more than 15 feet high at maturity. This landscaping favorite is prized for its red foliage that contrasts against the green of a lawn or other foliage. Among the pricier ornamental trees, expect to pay around $150 for a small (1- to 2-foot) Japanese maple and about $180 for a 3- to 4-foot specimen. Professional planting costs will be extra.

Kwanzan Cherry

Among a variety of blooming cherry trees, the Kwanzan cherry tree stands out—erupting into bright pink blossoms in spring that blanket the entire tree. This blooming tree reaches a mature height of up to 40 feet, and it grows well in USDA zones 5 through 9. On average, a 6- to 7-foot Kwanzan cherry tree runs about $140, not counting professional planting fees.

Little Gem Magnolia

For those living in USDA zones 7 through 9, the Little Gem Magnolia tree doesn’t disappoint. Like other magnolia trees, this species provides stunning white blooms in spring, and the tree reaches a mature height of up to 20 feet, making it a good option for placement in a large perennial bed or as a single specimen. The Little Gem Magnolia starts around $100 for a very small tree (under 2 feet) and can run as much as $150 for a 3- to 4-foot tree. Professional planting fees will be additional.

Monterrey Oak

Sometimes called Mexican white oak, the Monterrey oak tree is native to the southern part of the U.S. and will grow easily in USDA zones 7 through 10. The tree produces large, thick leaves that are prized for their peach coloring in early spring. The tree can reach up to 40 feet at maturity, so it needs room to grow. Expect to pay up to $100 for a medium-size (5- to 6-foot) tree. Planting costs are not included.

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Shadblow Serviceberry

After clusters of fragrant white blossoms in spring, the Shadblow serviceberry tree produces edible fruits useful for pie and jelly making. The tree is hardy in USDA zones 3 through 8, and it will reach up to 25 feet at maturity. Shadblow serviceberry is an affordable option, running about $40 for a small tree, but planting charges will be additional.

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Cost to Plant a Tree: Benefits of Planting Trees

Including trees in the landscape not only boosts a home’s curb appeal and provides a year-round visual aspect, but trees are also valuable in other ways. For the best results, consider these benefits when selecting a tree species and when coming up with the landscape design. With a wide range of $150 to $3,000 per tree, homeowners have a lot to think about when choosing trees.

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Prevention of Land Erosion 

A tree’s root system spreads out beneath the ground, acting as an anchor to help keep the soil from eroding. Having five small trees, such as fir or pine trees, professionally planted on a slope will help retain the earth as the trees grow. Homeowners might pay an average of $60 to $140 per tree for this type of tree.

Increase in Home Value 

Incorporating trees into the landscape may increase the home’s value by as much as 15 percent, but that doesn’t mean planting a few trees here and there is all that’s needed to get a better price when the home goes on the market. Trees are just one part of the overall landscape design, and the more enticing the entire yard appears, the more likely it will bring a premium price when sold.

Energy Efficiency

Saving money on heating and cooling bills tops almost every homeowner’s list, and trees can play a vital role in reducing a home’s carbon footprint. Locating trees where they will shade a home’s windows from the hot summer sun will minimize thermal transfer, so the AC unit doesn’t have to work as hard or as long in the summer.

Natural Bird Attractant 

Adding trees to the landscape provides nesting places for songbirds, and fruit trees, such as cherry and mulberry, provide an additional food source for the birds. Birds naturally prefer taller trees with protective boughs and branches for nesting. Still, if you’re not ready to shell out the $1,500 to $3,000 it costs to plant a large tree (over 15 feet tall), opt for a smaller, fast-growing tree, such as Thuja Green Giant, which costs under $20 for a 1- to 2-foot specimen that will grow quickly into a tall tree that birds will enjoy.

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Environmental Benefits

Their excellent air-cleaning benefits offset the cost of planting trees. As part of their photosynthesis process, trees absorb pollutants such as carbon dioxide and emit pure oxygen. A single large tree can emit enough oxygen for four people for a single day. Adding trees to the landscape is an environmentally friendly way to improve the air quality on the planet.

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Cost to Plant a Tree: DIY vs. Hiring a Professional 

Every spring, lawn and garden centers are awash in plants and trees that homeowners can purchase, haul home, and plant themselves. This is a significant savings over hiring a professional tree-planting company, but it requires knowing how to plant a tree to achieve the best (and healthiest) results. Many small trees can be purchased for under $100 at a garden center, but it’s not a deal if the tree doesn’t survive.

A professional landscaping company can help advise a homeowner on which type of tree is best suited to a particular spot in the yard, and knowledgeable landscapers can plant the tree in a way to best ensure its survival. In addition, while a professionally planted tree ranges from $150 to $3,000, the company may offer a warranty or replacement if the tree doesn’t survive.

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How to Save Money on Cost to Plant a Tree

Having trees planted can be an expensive prospect—ranging as high as $3,000 to have a large tree planted by a tree-planting company. Many homeowners are looking for ways to cut tree-planting costs while still reaping the many benefits of having trees.

  • Settle for smaller trees. While it’s nice to have the instant landscaped effect of large trees, a single smaller tree costs $150 to $300 to have planted.
  • DIY the project. Many homeowners purchase potted trees online or at garden centers and do the planting themselves. Just know that the tree may not live as long as a professionally planted one.
  • Plant multiple trees. If you have the trees professionally planted, a landscaping company may offer a break when purchasing numerous trees. Having five small trees planted costs $300 to $700, which reduces the cost per tree to about $60 to $140.

Cost to Plant a Tree: Caring for a New Tree

Planting trees is an investment in the landscape and a home’s value, but newly planted trees require special care to survive and thrive. The following tips can help new trees get off to a healthy start.

  • Install a drip system. Immediately after planting a new tree, the landscaper will soak the roots thoroughly with water. This is an essential step in encouraging strong root growth during the first few weeks of planting. Installing a drip system that can be programmed to irrigate at the base of the new trees will ensure they receive enough water and will cost an average of $410 to $930.
  • Add mulch around the base of the tree. A professional landscaper will usually create a ring of mulch around the base of a newly planted tree to direct water to the tree roots and shade the ground to reduce evaporation. A bag of mulch costs about $4 and will cover up to 8 square feet.
  • Keep the tree trimmed. Many young trees require staking and occasional trimming to develop an attractive shape. A brand-new tree may not need this, but it pays to have young trees inspected and trimmed annually to help them develop to their best potential. The cost to trim a tree under 30 feet ranges from $75 to $450.

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Questions to Ask About the Cost to Plant a Tree

While many homeowners opt to purchase and plant their own trees to save money, others prefer having a landscape company or tree-planting company plant the trees for them. Before hiring a landscaping or tree-planting company, it pays to ask a few questions.

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  • What sort of warranty comes with the tree? Landscaping companies may offer a 1-year guarantee that the tree will live. However, that may be contingent on the homeowner adequately watering the tree.
  • What about a multiple tree discount? A landscape company will often offer a cut on the price of trees they sell and plant if the buyer orders five or more trees. It doesn’t hurt to ask.
  • Can I save money by purchasing my own trees? This is an iffy one because some landscaping companies maintain their own tree nurseries. You may save money by buying a tree from a different garden center—or online—but the company that plants the tree will usually not offer a guarantee it will survive

 FAQs

The benefits of planting trees are innumerable and include improved curb appeal, increased home value, and a healthier environment. Still, the cost to plant trees adds up quickly, so most homeowners are likely to have a few questions about how much it costs to have trees planted and how to keep them healthy.

Q. How much should it cost to plant a tree? 

Expect to pay between $150 and $3,000 to have a tree professionally planted. The final tally will depend on the size and type of the tree, whether special equipment is required, and how accessible the planting site is.

Q. How much does a full-grown tree cost? 

Not all full-grown trees can be transplanted if their root systems exceed the size of a tree spade. In general, however, transplanting a mature or large tree runs from $1,500 to $3,000.

Q. How do I maintain my landscape? 

Regular landscape maintenance is necessary for keeping the yard looking good and includes fertilizing, pruning, soil testing, and aerating. These essential maintenance services will cost an average of $4 to $6 per square foot, while more advanced services, such as constructing raised gardens or installing a whole new sod lawn, can run $10 to $40 per square foot.

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True Cost of Planting Trees

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  • Planting a tree will cost between $100 to $2,000.

  • Small trees cost around $100 per tree.

  • Large trees cost up to $2,000 per tree.

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Prices for planting trees start at $100 per tree for a small tree under 6 feet tall. You can, however, pay up to $2,000 per tree for a larger tree of around 20 feet tall. You can reduce costs per tree by having multiple trees planted at the same time.

Whether you want to create an orchard for your own supply of fresh fruit, provide shade for your picnics, or just add some beauty to your yard, planting trees can really enhance your outdoor space. 

Plus, you can cut your AC costs by a whopping 56% if you plant the right trees in the right places. And you can save an extra 3% off your heating costs if you live in an exposed area by planting evergreens like conifers to cut the wind chill. Planting trees even increases curb appeal and, potentially, property value. How much trees cost to plant depends on many factors, such as the type of tree you choose, its size, and the conditions of your yard.

What Factors Influence the Cost to Plant a Tree?

All manner of things impact the cost of planting a tree, ranging from the size and species of the tree to the cost of permits, how accessible your land is, and the type of soil you have.

Size of Tree

For a small tree of under 6 foot and that fits into a 5-gallon container, expect to pay around $100, including labor, transport, and supplies. Medium trees are those under 10 feet, with 15-gallon containers, and they'll cost you around $255 to plant. 

Larger trees are substantially more expensive and are those up to 20 feet tall, with a 1-cubic yard container. These cost around $2,420 to plant.

Number of Trees

The number of trees you plant increases your overall project cost, but reduces the cost per tree. Just like the price to remove trees or the cost of stump grinding, most arborists will charge a set fee for the first tree that encompasses their time, transport costs, and the use of their tools and supplies to make the job worth their while.  

But planting additional trees costs less per tree. For example, a single small tree can cost around $100 to plant, but each additional tree usually only costs $40 to $70 each. 

Labor

Hiring an arborist costs $50 to $150 per hour and makes up around 30% of the total project cost. Planting a small tree can take a single person as little as an hour. 

However, planting a large, mature tree can take a team of two to four people a full day because it's a more complex operation that requires fairly extensive excavation and site prep, and the use of heavy lifting equipment to move the tree. 

However, hiring an arborist near you will ensure you pick the ideal spot to plant your new tree and learn how to properly care for it. 

Permits

While not every place requires a permit for trees, some do for trees over a certain height, so you'll need to check local rules and possibly pay for a permit. Your contractor may do this for you as part of your package.  

As an aside, be aware that some municipalities have regulations about the height and location of trees, so be sure to do your research before you begin your planting project.

Accessibility

If the planting site is difficult to access, you'll pay more. A site that requires more labor, effort, or special equipment naturally costs you more than if the contractors can simply roll up, unload, and do their work without any fuss.

Soil Quality

High-quality soil that's easy to work and isn't excessively rocky results in a faster, less labor-intensive project, and therefore costs you less. 

If you've got rocky soil or heavy clay that's hard to work with and requires significant changes to make it hospitable for your new trees, expect to pay much more. It's a necessary expense, too, as there's no point in paying to have trees planted if they won't thrive.

How Much Does It Cost to Plant a Tree by Size?

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Trees are not a one-size-fits-all purchase, and costs can vary dramatically between sizes because of labor and transport costs. Remember, planting a single tree is more expensive per tree than planting multiple at one time.

Small Tree

Small trees are a good option if you want to plant several trees and you're on a budget. If you're happy with a young landscape that'll take a few years to mature, small trees are a great money-saving choice. 

A small tree is under 6 feet tall and usually arrives, or at least fits into, a 5-gallon pot. The cost to plant a single small tree is, on average, $100, including transport, labor, and materials. 

The cost of the tree alone starts at $30, depending on the type of tree. Some trees, such as fruit trees, can cost up to $100 alone, even at this size. However, your contractor can usually source trees at trade prices, so you'll make significant savings by letting them source the trees for you.

Medium Tree

Medium-sized trees are a good compromise between size and cost. A medium-sized tree is one under 10 feet tall and fits into a 15-gallon pot. These trees are mature enough to have good root growth, will establish themselves quickly, and start to grow with some basic care and maintenance. 

If it's a medium fruit or nut tree, by this size and age, it should be ready to give you fruit. Including labor, transport, and materials, you'll pay around $255 to plant a medium-sized tree.

Medium trees start at around $100 and, from a regular nursery, you can pay as much as $300 per tree, depending on the type. 

Large Tree

Large trees are for those who want a mature landscape right away. For example, if you're trying to make immediate energy savings or want to reduce the carbon footprint of your home, planting large shade trees is the most effective option. 

But they're also the most expensive, as they require more effort to plant, and transport. Large trees are around 20 feet tall, and the root ball fits into a 1 cubic yard box. A single large tree costs $2,420 to plant, including transport, materials, and labor.  

Large trees are often priced per caliper inch, where the measurement is taken at the base of the trunk, just above where the trunk spreads as it heads down into the ground. You can expect to pay $150 per caliper inch. So, a 20-foot shade tree with a trunk diameter of 7 inches will cost $1,050, for the tree alone. 

How Much Does It Cost to Plant a Tree Yourself?

If you're green-thumbed and you know how to correctly plant a tree, making sure to spread the root ball properly, and to plant the tree to the correct depth, then you can pretty easily plant small trees. 

Because of the increased size and weight, medium trees are a bit more of a challenge and will require two people to plant. The cost of tree planting is roughly 30% labor, so planting trees DIY-style may be an attractive proposition. 

However, if you plant too deeply, excessively damage the root ball, don't prepare the planting site properly, and don't deliver the proper immediate aftercare, you may end up spending more money because the trees could die.  

So, if you have the budget, hiring a pro is the best option. And, if you want large trees, you'll have to use a professional because of the size and weight of each tree. It's not practical to move a tree of that size, even with help from your best bud, and the cost of renting the equipment is similar to the cost you'll pay a pro.

FAQs About the Cost of Planting Trees

Is it better to plant small or large trees?

It depends. Smaller, younger trees take longer to mature, but they're more resilient, their roots don't get as damaged during transplanting, and they recover faster. Plus, they're much more affordable to plant, and it's possible to DIY the planting, too. 

On the other hand, mature trees produce fruit faster and provide more shade and privacy immediately. Ideally, a small or medium tree is the better choice if you can wait a few years for it to mature. But if you need immediate maturity, a larger tree is the only option.

When should you plant a tree?

Although many people advise you to plant trees in the fall, it's typically better to plant them in spring. If you plant in fall when they're dormant, the trees probably won't be able to take root before winter sets in, so they may dry out or be starved of nutrients. And the increasingly cold temperatures put unnecessary stress on them. 

But if you plant in spring, there's less stress and more opportunity for growth. In this season, trees are more likely to recover from any damage that occurred during transplanting, put out roots to establish themselves, and have a little new growth, so they'll be more ready to face the stress of winter.

What size is a 5-gallon tree?

A 5-gallon tree is a small tree, most likely under 6 feet tall, with a root ball of up to 16 inches in diameter.

How much do trees cost?

The cost of trees varies massively based on the size of the tree and the species. A small Colorado spruce can cost as little as $30, but the same size golden rain tree can cost $90. Large trees can cost $1,500 or more, depending on their species and height.

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How much does it cost to plant a tree or a large plant?

The cost of planting trees and shrubs, as in all other cases, is individual and depends on the conditions that you are ready to create for the survival of your green spaces.

Factors influencing planting pricing:

  • height, crown width, stem (stem) thickness, number of skeletal branches, earthen clod size;
  • quality of planting material;
  • loading and unloading;
  • delivery:
    delivery of trees and shrubs from foreign nurseries includes customs duties on the import of goods;
  • presence of construction waste at landing sites and further disposal;
  • methods of forming planting pits (tronch) and their size:
    digging holes for planting manually or using specialized mechanisms - coefficient for soil quality (debris, cement, rocks, clay, sand)
  • placement of trees for planting on the site:
    to perform work on moving large-sized vegetation on the site, specialized equipment is required (manipulator, backhoe loader, tractor, etc. ). We have our own fleet of vehicles necessary for the performance of various types of work;
    the inaccessibility of vehicles to the planting pit leads to the implementation of work on the delivery and arrangement of large-sized vegetation manually, increasing labor costs and the cost of this operation;
  • soil quality:
    improving the mechanical and chemical properties of the soil through the application of organic and mineral fertilizers and stimulants;
  • seasonality:
    when planting plants in winter, the cost increases by 30-40%;
  • pruning of crowns and roots of trees (if necessary), disposal of branches;
  • formation and design of trunk circles:
    compacting the soil (on light soils) and using decorative fills, mulching materials or planting ornamental vegetation;
  • fixing the verticality of the tree with braces.

Watering a planted tree can be done by you, if necessary, our company can take over.

As a result, the cost of planting plants will be about 50% of the cost of the plant itself. The cost of planting also includes a guarantee (insurance) - 10-15% of the value of the tree.

Discounts available for planting.

The amount of discounts depends on:

  • number of plants;
  • number of plants of the same species;
  • total cost of the project.

But, of course, we must remember that after landing on the site, a full and comprehensive care is needed. Otherwise, you run the risk of being left with a dry and lifeless tree, which, of course, is not desirable.

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» How much does tree planting cost

When designing and landscaping the territory, planting seedlings and transplanting mature plants and trees are used. Moving large vehicles is a rather complicated and time-consuming procedure, it is trusted only by professionals. How trees are planted, their price, placement of small plants and large species, differences and features - further in the material.

How is tree planting going?

With the help of greenery, plants ennoble parks, squares, and adjacent territories. Planting shrubs and trees is carried out in the spring after bud break and in the fall after leaf fall until the first frost. Holes for seedlings are dug before winter or 2-3 weeks before autumn planting.

Early work is done so that the earth has time to settle. If the soil is too dense and hard, then drainage is laid on the bottom.

The size and depth of the pits is associated with different types of soil, groundwater flow. On hard ground with a heterogeneous structure with a deep water flow of 2 meters, pits are dug with a diameter of 80 cm. When replanting trees, their large and small roots are damaged, so the procedure is quite painful.

The root system must not be allowed to fall asleep, so they must be kept in water.

Dried roots are cut off with a separator, they will only interfere with the growth of the seedling. When moving, the crop loses most of its root system, so on another land it will not be able to cope with the supply of water and minerals. To solve the problem, cut the ground part of the plant.

To compact the soil and create conditions for the development of a seedling, a hole is dug around it as large as a planting hole. Then it is plentifully irrigated. The hole is covered with compost with a layer of 5 cm. This is necessary so that the earth does not dry out.

Planting mature trees - differences

Large trees are large trees with a mature root system. It is necessary to create good conditions for them, to ensure proper care, especially in the first year. It consists of irrigation, fertilization, pruning.

If the tree is not large, transplanting can be done by hand, but such work should mainly be carried out using cranes, hoists and other equipment. The operation implies a high accuracy of its implementation.

Transplanting is often done in spring or autumn when the tree is dormant. Thanks to the choice of these seasons, the survival rate of crops will increase. Planting trees, the price of which can be found on the website https://am-agro.ru, must be carried out together with an earthen clod, which will help protect the roots from death and protect them from the cold during transportation.

Transplantation in spring is favorable for large plants, but its period is short. Since the soil is still frozen after winter, this will make it difficult to dig up the tree. When the soil thaws, it will become necessary to pack the lump in a special container to give the plant strength. It can be a rigid container or a soft base in the form of a tarp. If, when digging up a plant, voids appear in a coma, they are filled with soil.

Transportation is carried out on a large truck with a large body. It is placed on the body itself or fixed on supports.

Autumn replanting can take a long time. It starts from the moment the leaves fall and ends with the onset of the first frost. If a moderate steady minus is observed in autumn, then the movement is carried out with freezing of a clod of earth. Then you do not need to pack it, so transportation and work in general will cost the client much cheaper.

In autumn, you need to remember that the root system of transplanted large-sized trees needs to be insulated for the winter.

Tree species that shed their leaves in late autumn - locust, alder, poplar, some types of oak poorly withstand the autumn resettlement, so it is preferable to carry out the procedure in the spring.

Replanting trees in the summer is risky because the plants must be protected from sun exposure and heat. The following tree species tolerate repotting well as adults:

  • deciduous - linden, maple, ash, apple, plum, chestnut;
  • conifers - spruce, fir.

It is necessary to replant pine and birch with special preparation and responsibility, as they are difficult to move.

Only frozen soil can hold on to the roots of a large tree, so transplanting of such specimens is carried out only in winter. But the air temperature should not exceed -15?.

Before planting a plant, the soil is fertilized, mulched, the depth of groundwater is calculated, and the type of soil is determined. The survival rate of a large size depends on a good choice and preparation of the territory.

The root system of large trees is quite developed, its length can exceed 5-7 meters, so the trees are transplanted at a distance of 5 meters from each other. When choosing a plant, measure the size of the earthy coma on the roots. It should not exceed the diameter of the trunk by more than 10 times.

If the earth ball is smaller than the trunk, then the survival time will be delayed. If the land on which it is planned to be relocated does not suit the large-sized plant, then fertilizers can be used or the top layer of soil can be removed and a different type can be poured.

How much does tree planting cost in Moscow

The cost of planting trees is based on the amount of work performed, their complexity and the time spent.

measured in
Type of work What is Price, in Russian rubles
Planting a hardwood tree up to 2 meters high 1 piece From 1100
Planting coniferous trees up to 2 meters high 1 pc. From 1400
Planting deciduous shrubs 1 pc. From 450
Planting conifers 1 pc. From 800
Winter transplanting of large trees 1 pc. From 5000

The cost of planting a crop is formed from the following stages:

  • selection of planting material for the territory;
  • preparation of large breeds is carried out as follows: it is dug up, packed, prepared for transportation;
  • if necessary, the plant is cut and treated with special means;
  • careful transportation of a seedling or large tree to the site;
  • preparatory work on the area where they will be planted, in compliance with all rules and safety requirements;
  • creating good conditions for the tree in preliminary maintenance until it is planted, measures include root protection, irrigation, digging in the ground;
  • pit preparation, fertilization, composting;
  • planting a plant strictly according to the landscape design project;
  • treatment of bushes with a special solution that stimulates the growth of a tree and helps to quickly adapt to new conditions;
  • organization of care work.

Planting mature trees and seedlings will cost the client within an affordable price range. Also, the calculation may include fertilizer with chemical complex compositions, irrigation of an already transplanted plant, cleaning the territory after events for planting mature tree in Moscow.

If the service is ordered with a guarantee, then the price includes all warranty obligations regarding the change of dead crops, support of the process until the signing of the work acceptance certificate.

Where can I order tree planting?

The procedure contains many nuances, for example, it is necessary to navigate to the cardinal points in order to plant the crop as it was placed in the nursery.

It is important to choose the right place to plant a tree. Some cultures affect the lawn, others become food for bark beetles, the common willow will easily resolve underground utilities. It is necessary to correctly select the soil, if it is infertile, then it is fertilized. The best option for the customer is to use the services of professionals.

Tree planting, the price of which is formed from many factors, is an expensive procedure, but is in demand due to the rapid achievement of a beautiful design and landscaping of the territory. Trees in height from 2.5 to 4.5 meters are planted or transplanted on their own. If you plan to place the culture above 4.5 meters, you will need special units.

As it became clear, working with seedlings is not an easy task that requires knowledge, experience, and responsibility. AM-AGRO offers a wide range of services in this category. The client can order planting of seedlings and tree care from real professionals who have many years of experience.

The AM-AGRO company has extensive experience, with considerable success has designed urban areas, adjacent plots, land near cottages and summer cottages. Specialists always take into account the wishes of the client, the climate of the area, the type of soil, the depth of the passage of groundwater.


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