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.


Do you need a permit to remove a tree in Ottawa?

To remove a tree that is larger than 50cm in diameter, you’ll require a permit from the city. There are some exceptions where no permit is needed to remove a tree in Ottawa. Read all about city of ottawa tree removal permits here -

How do you remove a tree in a residential property?

Often times, the best course of action to protect the surrounding properties is to cut down the tree in sections. At Croft Tree Experts we have safety in mind & always assess the surrounding area when removing a large tree in a residential property.

Why should I hire an arborist to remove my tree?

Cutting down a tree can be dangerous when doing it yourself. Hiring an arborist ensures safety & quality work. Croft Tree Experts also takes care of getting the proper documents needed to remove your tree legally.

If a neighbor's tree falls on my property who is responsible for removal?

While this question seems simple, the real answer is a bit more nuanced. If a neighbor's tree is showing signs of damage, rot, or other factors which might increase its odds of falling, they are responsible for removing the tree and potentially damage which was caused to your property. If the tree had shown no signs of damage and came down because of a particularly bad storm and caused damage to your property, your homeowners insurance will provide coverage according to your policy limits. If a neighbor's healthy tree falls into your yard and doesn't cause any damage, we hate to say it but you will be on the hook for cleaning and removing the tree.

What is the Emerald Ash Borer? Who is responsible for removing infested trees?

The emerald ash borer is a non-native, highly invasive and destructive wood boring beetle that feeds under tree bark. All species of ash tree are vulnerable to attack. The Emerald Ash Borere has killed millions of trees in Ontario, posing a major threat to the environment and economic activities. The way the emerald ash borers live and feed causes serious damage to the tree and often kills them. The City of Ottawa is responsible for treating and/or removing infested city-owned trees however the responsibility for removing privately owned infested trees falls on the owner. Special precautions must be taken when removing a tree infested by emerald ash borers, most importantly proper disposal of wood. Make sure you have your infested tree removed by a certified arborist so you can help prevent the damaging spread of this invasive species.

How do I know if I have a dangerous tree?

If you have a dangerous tree, you want to make sure you get it removed before anything bad happens. The most common signs of a dangerous tree are dead or detached branches, rotten wood along the trunk and cracks or splits in the trunk. Dangerous trees also often have bark abnormalities with deep cracks or holes. If you suspect your tree is dangerous and needs to be removed, contact us today, we can help.

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