Feeling like your outdoor oasis has looked lacklustre recently? Just wanting a quick pick-me-up? Green Drop has the tree care you need. Our tree planting services boost your property, providing excellent curb appeal and better air quality.
Our team of arborists has the knowledge and expertise to plant trees with minimal disturbance to your existing plants, trees, and grass. Our tree planting services include:
- Trees planted following ANSI A-300 Planting standards.
- Certified arborists who examine your yard for ideal tree placement and conditions.
- Inclusive pricing for the tree, mulch, and staking.
- The ability to choose from 10, 15, 20, and 25-gallon containers and wire basket trees.
- A 1-year 50% warranty if your tree faces defects to ensure any trees are healthy and grow well.
For safe, efficient tree planting, it’s time to talk to the certified arborists at Green Drop. Our team is here to care for your trees for the long haul. Get your free estimate today!
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A Vibrant Oasis with Green Drop Tree Planting
You’re tired of stepping outside and noticing a lack of greenery in your yard, and you’re ready to take it to the next level. Taking control of your outdoor areas is simple with Green Drop. With a team of 14+ ISA-certified arborists at your disposal, we know the best techniques for planting a tree that will last a lifetime.
Even if you know you want or need a new tree, you may need help figuring out where to start. We’ll help you choose the best tree species, placement, and height for your space’s specific conditions. With access to a professional service, you can stay hands-on with all planting decisions while the professionals handle the heavy lifting.
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What is Tree Planting?
Tree planting is the act of taking tree seedlings or saplings and placing them to aid in forestry, land reclamation, or general landscaping. Our services focus on landscape tree planting to create a beautiful backyard and improve your environment and community.
Tree Planting Techniques
Unlike other tree care services, there aren’t many tree planting methods. There are, however, techniques that most professionals follow as best practices. These can be combined in a few different configurations. Some general rules from arborists include:
- Handling tree roots with care. When younger, tree roots are delicate, and most professionals recommend handling the root ball as little as possible.
- Ensuring that your root ball is moist. You don’t want to dry out the roots during the planting process.
- Dig a hole twice the width of the root ball. You want to give the new tree plenty of space to stretch. It’s also worth noting that you should dig your hole before you remove the container or burlap around your trees.
- Avoid planting your tree too deep. Most tree roots develop in the top 12 inches (30 cm) of your soil, so you want to keep your root collar flush with the top of the hole you dig for optimal growth.
- If you buy your trees on your own, you should plant them in a day or two to avoid issues with planting.
Understanding these rules helps if you’re looking to undertake planting soon. This list isn’t exhaustive, but knowing some of these best practices gives you something to look for from your professional team. Because there are many variables with tree planting, choosing a team with planting experience is essential to getting the healthiest trees possible.
Reasons to Plant Trees
Planting trees raises the quality of life for you and those around you. As a homeowner, there are numerous benefits to planting. From increased curb appeal to surprising savings, it’s not hard to see why you should plant trees.
Positively Impact Your Environment
Adding more trees to your area is a great way to impact your home and community positively. You can increase air quality because healthier trees mean lower carbon levels and fewer pollutants. Additionally, you can improve oxygen levels and reduce runoff to prevent erosion. Another great side effect of tree planting is the reduction of urban heat island effects.
The Aesthetic Appeal
Adding a tree or trees that fit your space and look great boosts your curb appeal and the overall aesthetic of your yard. When your trees are tailored to your vision for your perfect oasis, you can enjoy the outdoors even more because the greenery is perfectly adapted to you.
Benefit Your Community
Trees do make life better for everyone. They provide shade and can encourage more outdoor activity. Putting in new trees can even block views and put a screen up between a busy road and the homes in your neighbourhood. The overall effect of a new tree may benefit you most directly, but considering how it helps your neighbours and the area you live can make it a no-brainer.
Bonus: Save Money in Surprising Ways
While adding a new tree to your landscape is a financial investment upfront, you can save money over time. On the one hand, trees placed strategically around your home can offer great shade in the summer and make heating your home in the winter easier, lowering energy bills. Another bonus is that choosing an evergreen shrub or tree can help you create a windbreak, mitigating winter warming costs. Plus, you can enjoy a boost in property value from your new trees.
Green Drop Follows a Proven Process to Plant Your Trees
With over 20 years in the industry, we’ve honed our process to be the safest, most efficient tree-planting system. We take our time to learn your property’s in and out before building a personalized, scientifically-backed list of recommendations.
Part of any service with Green Drop is a free estimate and exam before we begin any work. We do this to ensure we have a clear picture of your needs. From there, we’ll create a plan prioritizing tree health and your vision.
Working with a professional to select trees is a great way to ensure that your property stays looking it’s best. The added benefit of an expert’s knowledge is that they’ll know the places where those trees will thrive. For example, some trees need full sun to be their best, and an arborist will know that and find the perfect spot on your property for that tree to succeed when you plant it.
Our team of arborists undergoes extensive training on top of their industry experience to understand the best types of trees for our area. From there, we can offer suggestions for your specific yard. You’ll have all the information you need to make an informed choice without committing to hours of research and planting on your own.
Understanding the Best Planting Practices
You turn to a professional service because they know the best ways to plant without causing significant damage to your property, whether other trees, outdoor plants, or just the lawn itself. Additionally, we understand the best practices for planting new trees. A certified arborist will handle the roots with care and can dig the proper hole to encourage root growth.
Choosing the Correct Tree Type for Your Property
Multiple steps go into the tree you choose for your yard. From the location of your home, the climate you live in, and the amount of care you can commit to, understanding these best practices keep you from bringing a tree into your landscape if it won’t thrive.
Learn Your Hardiness Zone
In Canada, we have a map that tracks insights about what plants and trees can grow where. These first maps were developed in the 1960s and concentrated on trees and shrubs. These growing zones are essential for understanding what trees will do well on your land. Arborists know this info, so you can turn to them if you need help with what to look for.
Functionality is a Top Priority
Choosing trees that work for your lifestyle and how you use your outdoor spaces should be something you keep in mind when planting. Are you looking for fruit-bearing trees or shade? Or are these trees primarily for landscaping and looks? If you don’t have a green thumb and don’t plan on spending much time with your trees, your choices will be different than if you want to add a fruit tree. The Green Drop team is ready to match you with the ideal tree for you.
Make Sure Your Siol Matches Your Selection’s Needs
One of the top concerns when choosing trees should be the type of soil you have and the amount of sun you get. You’ll want to know these things if you want trees to thrive. With Green Drop, we’ll examine your space to give you our insights about soil and the placement of other structures and plants. Additionally, we’ll check out the plants and trees already present to determine what else you can add.
How Much Does it Cost to Plant Trees?
As with many services in tree care, tree planting costs are often variable. They can change depending on the type, number, and age of the tree you hope to plant. Depending on the work needed on your property, there are also costs associated with moving other plants and equipment used.
If you choose a smaller tree, prices may start around $200. A larger tree may begin at $1000 or more. The best thing you can do is receive a personalized quote from our team so you know exactly what you can get to fit within your budget.
Personalized Tree Planting & Long-Term Care from Green Drop
Green Drop is your solution for year-round tree care. We’ll work with you to plant new trees, remove damaged or dangerous trees, and fertilize them to last throughout the winter. Our team is here for you at every step of the tree care journey.
Whether you’re just starting or want some help to add to your thriving outdoor spaces, we’re ready to plant trees that add beauty and can thrive for a lifetime.
Ready to get started? Chat with our team today and get your free estimate.
Tree Planting FAQs
Where does Green Drop offer tree planting services?
Can I plant a tree next to my fence?
Planting a tree next to your fence is possible, but you should consider the size of the tree and root system once it matures. If the tree's roots or branches could potentially cause damage to the fence or invade a neighbour's property, it's best to choose a different location or select a smaller tree species.
Is it safe to plant trees next to your house?
Tree planting next to your home is safe, but it’s worth considering the mature size of the tree, its root system, and potential hazards before you plant. It’s usually safer to place trees away from your home, at least 10-20 feet (3-6m) away for smaller trees and 30-50 feet (9-15m) for larger trees. This will help you avoid foundation damage or other issues.
Can you plant a tree close to a road?
You can plant a tree close to roads, but you should consider the size of the tree as it matures, its root system, visibility concerns, and local regulations. Selecting a tree species with a less widespread root system and smaller canopy will help you prevent hazards when planted safely away from the road.
Do I need a permit to plant a tree?
In most cases, you do not need a permit to plant a tree on your property. However, local regulations may apply, especially when planting trees on public property or near utility lines. Before planting, it's best to check with your local government or utility company.
How close to the property can I plant a tree?
The recommended distance for planting a tree from a property line or structure depends on the mature size and root system of the tree. Generally, plant small trees at least 10-20 feet (3-6m) away, medium-sized trees 20-30 feet (6-9m) away, and large trees 30-50 feet (9-15m) away or more.
What tree is the fastest growing?
Some of the fastest-growing tree species include hybrid poplars, willows, silver maples, and some varieties of eucalyptus. However, it's essential to consider the specific growing conditions, maintenance requirements, and potential issues with fast-growing trees, as they may not always be the best choice for every situation.
What is the best tree for the front yard?
The best tree for a front yard depends on the climate, available space, maintenance requirements, and personal preferences. Some popular tree options include dogwoods, Japanese maples, redbuds, and crabapples. Consider the mature size, growth rate, and aesthetic appeal when selecting.