Thursday, February 9, 2012

How much does it cost to plant a tree?

With spring on its way and the planting season nearing, you may be wondering about the costs of planting and maintaining your trees.  I've been blogging about how trees pay us back after we plant them and take good care of them.  I've also urged my readers to plant some trees this spring.  So, here's a breakdown of the costs you should expect when planting and maintaing a tree over time.

After you purchase and plant the tree you should keep the tree well maintained.  You should employ a professional tree service to do some or all of the following tree services to maintain your tree's health.  Trees "R" Us, Inc. would be happy to help you with all or some of the following.  We offer free quotes, so go ahead and call Trees "R" Us, Inc. for costs for any of the following services at 847-913-9069 or email us

- Pruning.  Pruning is essential to maintaining optimum health for your trees.
- Irrigation.  Like all plants, trees "breathe" oxygen from the soil through their roots, so it is important to get the right amount of water deep enough for the tree to thrive.
- Pest and disease prevention and control. This is also called plant health care.  (PHC)  Trees "R" Us, Inc. is happy to announce its new plant health care division.  Run by professional, certified arborists.  With all the diseases like Emerald Ash Borer, your trees need protection from infestations as they don't have any natural defenses against many diseases.  It is essential that you give your trees the prevention they need from diseases.
- Leaf clean up in the fall.
- Tree relocation, removal or disposal, only if needed.

As you analyze these costs, keep in mind how the benefits of your tree will outweigh your monetary investment for these services.

The energy savings from the cooling and heating benefits trees provide will save you on your electric and gas bills.  The air you breathe will be cleaner.  Trees help rid the air of carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide, ozone, airborne particles and volatile organic compounds.

Trees help prevent flooding as it reduces runoff.

And, the best bang for your buck is that trees increase your property value as much as 10%.

The costs of tree care and maintenance are minimal compared to what you get back in return. If you have any concerns about your trees or their maintenance, please feel free to contact Trees "R" Us, Inc. , visit our website at, or email me directly at  We service Chicago's North Shore and surrounding suburbs.

Thanks for reading.

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