Want your home to feel like yours, inside and out? With our tree planting service, you can plant a tree that grows with you and your family for generations to come.
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Increase property value
Support native wildlife
Decrease soil erosion
Clean drinking water
Decrease energy bills
- Tree Placement: Placement is just as important for the tree planting process as any other step. Proper placement can determine your tree’s health and growth as much as the type of soil you use.
To determine the best spot for your tree we take into account the direction your house faces, weather conditions, pests, and potential diseases. It’s also important to factor in the tree’s height and size when fully grown, not when the tree is first planted. It’s a good rule of thumb to plant your tree at least eight to ten feet from your house. Improper placement can affect the utility lines on your property. We ask clients to mark these lines beforehand.
- Dig a Hole: The size of the hole depends on the size of the tree’s root ball. The hole should be as deep as the root ball and at least twice as wide. At the bottom of the hole, we firmly pack down the soil to prevent the tree from settling. If the tree is planted too deeply then your tree will suffocate.
- Plant the Tree: We start by removing any containers, wrappings, or wires that your tree came in. We also check the roots to make sure they are healthy and none of them are encircling each other. Then we roll the tree by the root ball into the hole. A tree should never be grabbed by the trunk or branches. Then the ball of roots rests on the packed soil at the bottom of the hole. The trunk flare should be at or slightly above the ground.
- Fill the hole: After the tree is safely planted in the hole, we gently pack the backfill around it. As we do this, we also use water to settle the soil and eliminate air pockets around the root ball. This step makes sure your tree is properly planted in the soil and won’t tilt or shift as it grows.
- Mulch: After the hole is filled, it’s important to mulch the base of the tree to help it grow healthy and strong. Mulch improves water retention, controls soil temperature, manages weeds, prevents damage, and protects from bugs. We add a two to four-inch layer around the tree, but not more than that or it can foster fungi growth and damage the trunk. We also keep the mulch one to two inches away from the trunk to prevent roots from suffocating or wrapping around the tree. At this stage, we also prune away any damaged or dead limbs if need be.
- Stake if Necessary: Staking is not necessary for every tree. If improperly used, staking can weaken the root system and make the trunk unstable. We only recommend staking the tree if it is in a windy area, in a place with a lot of foot traffic, if it can’t stand on its own, or if it’s planted in soil that is too wet or loose. If your tree fits any of these situations, then we use two flexible ties on opposite sides of the tree to hold it in place. We fit the ties around the lower half of the tree and allow space for the trunk to be flexible.
- Watch it Grow: Now that your tree is properly planted you can watch it grow for decades to come.
How to Care for Your New Tree
- Don’t leave stakes on new trees for too long. After six months, the stakes should be removed from your tree if it has them.
- Thoroughly water young trees every day for the first couple of weeks. You want the soil very damp, but not so much that the soil is soggy.
- After the first two weeks, water the new tree once a week for a year while it still has left. Don’t forget to adjust your watering according to rainfall and dry and hot weather.
- Do not prune young trees for at least a year.
Recommended Types of Trees
Before you hire our tree planting services, you should know which trees you want us to plant. With thousands of trees to choose from, the options can be overwhelming. You should take into account the purpose or purposes you want your tree to fill. Below, we matched some trees with the common benefits they offer to help you along in your tree-planting process.
You should note that these recommendations are by no means comprehensive lists. If you see a tree on our list that you want for your property, we recommend you do further research for proper care and to ensure it’s a good fit for your property.
Trees that Increase Property Value
Choosing the right tree can add value to your property. Mature trees can accent your home’s architecture and make it more marketable.
Trees: Autumn Blaze Maple, Bur Oaks, Live Oaks, Red Oaks, Cedar Elms, Chinese Pistache, Dogwood, Frangipane, Little Gem Magnolia, Palm Trees, and any citrus trees
Trees that are Good for Shade
Trees with a large canopy can cool your home and conserve energy. By choosing the right tree and placement, tree planting can reduce your household’s energy consumption by up to 25%.
Trees: American Sycamore, Autumn Blaze Maple, Bald Cypress, Bur Oaks, Eucalyptus, Florida Elm, Florida Maple, Live Oaks, Red Oaks, Jacaranda, Redbuds, Red Maple, Shumard Oak, Tabebuia
Trees to Increase Your Curb Appeal
Add beauty and pops of color to your landscape with these trees to increase curb appeal.
Trees: Crepe Myrtle, Dogwood, Desert Willow, Dwarf Poinciana, Frangipane, Japanese Maple, Little Gem Magnolia, Southern Magnolia, Tabebuia, Vitex
Trees that Add Privacy
By planting evergreen trees, these perennial trees won’t lose their leaves and can act as a buffer between you and your neighbors.
Trees: Bald Cypress, Eastern Red Cedar, Geigers, Junipers, Loblolly pine, Tibouchina Granulosa, and all holly types
Trees that Will Grow for Years to Come
Plant trees your children’s children will grow up with. With proper care, these trees will last for years.
Trees: American Sycamore, Autumn Blaze Maple, Bur Oaks, Live Oaks, Cedar Elms, Chinese Pistache, Southern Magnolia
Environmentally Friendly Trees
With the bee population declining, it’s important to support our pollinators whenever we can. These trees support local wildlife and pollinators.
Trees: Dogwood, Crepe Myrtle, Florida Maple, Hawthorns, Red Maple, Serviceberry, Southern Magnolias, and any fruit tree
These trees are native to the southwest region. Planting native trees help support your local environment. Native trees are also less susceptible to bugs and diseases. Here are some Florida native trees to choose from:
Trees: Dogwood, Florida Elmn, Florida Maple, Florida Pines, Geigers, Holly, Live Oak, Mangroves, Red Maple, Redbuds, Shumard Oak, Sparkleberry, Sweet Acacia, Southern magnolia
An Investment in Your Future
By planting a tree, you are making an investment in your home, your environment, and your future. We don’t want it to go to waste. With our tree planting services, we save you a lot of headaches as your tree grows by planting your tree properly the first time.
Call Us for Your Tree Planting Consultation
Another day you wait, is another day you could have a tree growing in your yard. Call now for a tree planting consultation today.