Tree Planting Ottawa

planting a tree in soil


Are you planning to do some tree planting on your residential or commercial property in Ottawa? Look no further!

Our expert tree planting team is here to help make sure your Ottawa tree planting project is a huge success. Our certified arborists specialize in professional tree planting and can assist you in choosing the right types of trees for your specific needs and determine a plan of action to get them planted and well established.

Whether you’re planting trees to enhance the beauty of your yard or to provide lovely accents to your commercial building, we’ve got you covered.

Our services include site preparation, tree selection, planting, and ongoing maintenance to ensure that your trees thrive for years to come. By planting trees, you’re not only improving the appearance of your property but also giving back to the environment and local ecosystem!

Contact us today to learn more about our tree planting services in Ottawa.


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! As part of our tree planting services, 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 professional tree planting 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 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 best to plant trees in the spring or fall in Ottawa?

Spring is a great time to plant trees in Ottawa. However, if planted late, Ottawa's scorching summer temperatures may prevent their survival as they require time to grow their root systems to reach water under the soil.

Fall can also be a great time to plant trees due to the warm soil and cool air, which can help stimulate root growth. But when planting trees in Ottawa, make sure to plant them early in the fall so that they can establish their roots before the ground starts to freeze. Many evergreen trees do best in fall, such as spruce and pine.

What trees can be planted close to a house?

Smaller trees with shallow roots are the best options for planting near your house as they do not pose a risk to your home.

There are some trees that you should avoid planting close to your house including

  • American Maples
  • Willow trees
  • Poplars
  • Cottonwoods
  • Silver maples
  • Oak

These trees have larger and more aggressive root systems can damage your home's foundation.

Where should I plant a tree in my front yard?

Although small trees can be planted closer than 15 feet to your house, it's recommended that large trees be planted 20 feet or more away to avoid any potential risk to your home. To ensure that the tree doesn't pose any danger to your house, it's advisable to consult an expert or hire a professional tree planting service.

Why should I plant native tree species?

Planting native tree species helps to re-establish the original eco-system 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 eco-system. Native tree species also benefit from lower levels of maintenance as they are adapted to the area where they are planted.

Small native trees usually have flowers, fruits or seeds that can be eaten by Ottawa's native wildlife and provide shelter for local birds and squirrels.

Some good small trees for planting in Ottawa include:

  • Alternate leaved dogwood
  • Blue beech
  • Hawthorn
  • Pin cherry
  • Mountain or striped maple (this is Canada's capital, after all)
  • Serviceberry
  • White cedar

Native animals can also use large trees as food or shelter, and they can add benefits to your property, like beauty and shade.

Some good large trees for planting in Ottawa include:

  • American beech
  • Balsam fir
  • White or yellow birch
  • Bitternut hickory
  • Black cherry
  • Red, silver, united and sugar maple (how patriotic)
  • Red or bur oak
  • Tamarack
  • White pine or white spruce
What tree species are invasive in Ottawa's eco-system?

Some trees and plants are considered invasive to the local eco-system. These types of plants can aggressively reproduce and upset the balance of the local eco-system. It is helpful for Ottawa residents to know which trees are invasive and avoid planting them. Some tree species that are invasive to the Ottawa area include.

  • Amur maple
  • Black locust
  • Common and Japanese barberry
  • European linden
  • European mountain-ash
  • Honeysuckle
  • Norway maple
How can I make sure that the soil is good for tree planting?

If you plan on planting a tree in sandy soil or with large amounts of clay, you will want to make sure that you mix in lots of compost. This ensures that your trees have the nutrients they need 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 ensure that there is enough topsoil. Often construction in these areas removes most of the topsoil, and often not much is replaced.

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