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Tree Planting Services

Committed to preserving picturesque greenery and landscapes in the Houston region for many years, Houston Arbor Care Tree Service knows how and where to plant a single tree or a series of them to create an attractive effect on your commercial or residential Houston property.

Professional tree planting is more than just digging a hole in the ground and dropping in a sapling – with our experience and expertise, we can give your trees the best possible start. If you want your trees to have a long healthy life so they can enhance your property for years to come, call Houston Arbor Care Tree Service today to inquire about our tree planting services.

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Important Factors in Tree Planting

Houston Arbor Care Tree Service’s qualified arborists work closely with clients to achieve their goals and carefully consider many factors before planting, including:

  • Overhead power lines and other obstructions
  • Soil depth, pH, and texture
  • Climate conditions
  • Root restrictions
  • Suitable species
  • Light exposure
  • Soil Drainage
  • Wind exposure
  • Canopy space

There Is Always a Good Reason to Plant a New Tree

Whether you have just purchased a new property, are looking to create more shade, or have just undergone a tree removal and wish to add some natural beauty to your landscape in Houston, our qualified work crew can review the many options for installing the right tree that matches your vision.

What to Expect During Our Tree Planting Process

Adhering to proper tree-planting guidelines is essential for ensuring the growth of your newly planted trees. Our crew starts by digging a hole significantly wider than the root ball but not deeper. We then carefully remove the root ball without damaging the roots and position the tree straight in the hole at the appropriate depth.

We carefully backfill the hole with the original soil while gently packing it to eliminate air pockets. Our team will then water the tree thoroughly to help the roots recover from the stress of planting. Finally, we lay a layer of mulch around the base to retain moisture and suppress weed growth.

How to Take Care of a Newly Planted Tree

Caring for a newly planted tree is just as important as following an effective tree-planting method. The first and most crucial step is to implement a regular watering maintenance plan. To set up your new trees for success, you'll want to ensure your new tree is getting around one inch of water weekly for the first one to two years.

We also recommend applying a layer of mulch around the base and replenishing it as needed. During the initial year following planting, ensure only dead or damaged branches are pruned. If necessary, our tree specialists will stake a newly planted tree using flexible, broad ties that allow some movement and wrap the trunk with a breathable material to prevent sun scald and frost cracks.

If you follow these basic steps, you can expect your trees to be vibrant, healthy, and grow as quickly as possible.

What Are the Best Types of Trees to Plant?

If you need a professional opinion on the best type of trees to plant on your property, our arborists will inspect your yard, discuss your preferences, review maintenance needs, and help you determine which species will work best for your property and meet your landscaping needs.

If you'd like low-maintenance shade trees that grow quickly, some excellent options include:

  • Red maple
  • Tulip poplar
  • Hybrid willow
  • Sycamore

Tree Species to Plant in Houston Yards

Houston's hot, humid climate makes selecting the right tree species crucial.

Some top choices include:

  • Live oak: The iconic shade tree for the region is highly drought tolerant.
  • Crape myrtle: This is a small ornamental tree with beautiful summer blooms in a range of colors.
  • Bald cypress: This deciduous conifer thrives in wet areas, with feathery foliage and a knobby trunk.
  • Mexican sycamore: A fast-growing shade tree that's well-suited to Houston's climate.

When's the Best Time to Plant Trees?

The optimal tree planting times vary by region, but generally, the best time to plant a tree is in spring. Planting in spring allows roots to establish before the summer heat. Tree planting can also be successful in fall when you can take advantage of cooler temperatures and autumn rains.

This isn't a hard and fast rule, though. The tree species should also be considered before planting, as deciduous trees often do best when planted in the fall. Conifers can be planted in spring or fall, but you should always avoid planting during summer heat or frozen winter conditions.

Evaluation From Certified Arborists

Houston Arbor Care Tree Service’s certified arborists offer thorough assessments of your property in consultation with our landscape designer and the top quality nurseries in Houston. All Houston Arbor Care Tree Service tree planting is carried out according to strict arboriculture guidelines. Warranty and ongoing maintenance packages are also available.

Call (281) 599-8733 for a free consultation and more information about tree planting.