Tree Planting Ottawa

planting a tree in soil


So, you’ve decided to do some tree planting on your property. You’re excited to get digging and get your new trees in the ground so they can grow to be big beautiful fixtures in your yard, or lovely accents to your commercial building. That’s great! Not only are you making your space look better, you are also giving back to the environment and local ecosystem!

Our expert tree planting team is here to help make sure your tree planting project is a huge success. Our certified arborists will help you choose the right types of tree and determine a plan of action to get them planted and well established.


If you or your organization owns and manages commercial properties, you probably don’t want to allocate valuable manpower to planting trees around the property. Let us handle all of it for you! We will assess your property to find the ideal types and size of trees, and the best spots to plant trees to perfectly accent the building.

We will then go over your options and help you plan and price the project to your specifications. As soon as we get your authorization to start the work, our expert team will get your new trees in the ground quickly, efficiently, and most importantly, properly. If the project includes providing care to the trees after planting, which we highly recommend, then we will continue with that based on the agreed upon terms. Contact us today to learn more about your options and get a reliable quote!

a clean sidewalk with newly planted trees
arborist planting tree


Whether you’re looking to plant a single tree or more than one, the expertise that Croft Tree Experts brings will make sure your tree planting goes off without a hitch. We will consult with you to learn where you want to plant you want your trees planted and then evaluate your property for:

  • Soil conditions
  • Buried utility lines (Cabling, water lines, sewer lines)
  • Space (above ground and below)

After that, we will recommend the types and sizes of trees that would work best for you and your space. Then you just have to choose the trees you want and we’ll handle the rest.

We will pick up the trees from a local garden centre and bring them to your property and get to work on planting them. We make sure that trees are planted at the proper height to ensure roots have a supply of oxygen. We will add compost if soil conditions are less than ideal and stake the tree if necessary. Once the trees are in the ground, we will go over how to care for your new tree with you. Following our after-planting care plan will make sure the tree will become well established and grow strong and healthy. If you would rather us take care of your new tree for you, we can do that as well!


Our team at Croft Tree Experts likes to consider planting a tree as an investment, rather than a cost. Have our team of expert arborists evaluate your soil quality, sun exposure, and the size of your property to help you make the best choice of tree to plant. Aside from the obvious aesthetic improvement and curb appeal that trees add to your property, they also offer some additional benefits that you might not have considered:

Increase Your Property ValueThe addition of beautiful trees on your property is not only for you to enjoy and your neighbours to envy, it also increases the value of your home. Well-maintained trees and gardens are worth considerably more than bare backyards and properties.

Protection: Strategically planted trees can act as a barrier from rain, hail, and strong winds. Trees can also provide shade to protect your lawn from hot summer days and can reduce your water consumption. Lastly, trees help protect the environment! Trees absorb CO2 and other harmful gases and produce oxygen as a by-product – making the air that you breathe cleaner.

Save Money: Having trees planted on your property will help you save on air conditioning costs in the summer. Save on heating in the winter as well by trapping heated air and protecting your house from cold winter winds.

Make a smart decision for your property and plant some trees. Add some curb appeal, increase the value of your home, save the environment, and save yourself some utility costs! Contact us today for all of your tree planting needs.


Is it OK to plant trees in the spring?

Fall is a great time to plant because it establishes itself before winter. But spring is also a good time to plant. There are plenty of trees that can be planted in the spring.

What trees can be planted close to a house?

The best trees that can be planted near your house are willow trees, poplars, cottonwoods, aspens, silver maples, Norway maples, and American elm trees, & others. Smaller trees with shallow roots, also do not pose risk to your house.

Where should I plant a tree in my front yard?

Small trees may be planted closer than 15 feet, but large trees should be planted 20 feet or more away from the house. But always ask an expert to ensure the tree does not pose risk to your home.

Why should I plant native tree species?

Planting native tree species helps re-establish the original ecosystem of the region. By planting a native tree species, you can have a meaningful and positive impact on the local birds, animals, and insects which underpin the local ecosystem. Native species also benefit from lower levels of maintenance as they are adapted to the area where they are planted.

How can I make sure that the soil is good for tree-planting?

If you are planning on planting a tree in soil that is sandy or with large amounts of clay, you will want to make sure that you mix in lots of compost. This ensures that your trees will have the nutrients that they need in order to grow large and healthy. Make sure you dig in good amounts of compost around the tree, so as it grows it will continue to reach nutrients. If you are planting in a new subdivision, you will want to make sure there is enough topsoil. Often construction in these areas removes most of the topsoil and not much is replaced.

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