How Much Does It Cost To Plant A Tree?

How Much Does It Cost To Plant A Tree?
30 May 2019

The average cost of planting a tree in Phoenix is $1,265. In 2019, the cost to plant a tree ranged from $103 to $2,423. Cost factors will depend on the location, height, and size of the tree.

Tree Planting Costs

Planting a tree has a lot of benefits including adding shade to your yard, dividing adjacent properties and improving the look of your home. However, not all trees are the same. Determining the average cost for tree planting is difficult because there are a lot of things to think about. Because there are several steps are involved, it is best to average out the costs of these steps to find out a better estimate.

Planting a tree adds to your property value and increases the curb appeal of the property and can also serve to separate your property from your neighbors better. On average, a typical tree costs around $200. The more expensive varieties of trees can cost $350 or more.

Planting The Tree

The actual planting of the tree will cost you nothing if you do the work yourself. If you hire a tree professional or landscaper to plant the tree, they will charge an hourly rate or a set fee. Landscapers can charge anywhere from $25 to $60 or more an hour, depending on their experience and rates. A normal tree planting takes at least two hours or more, even for small trees. A hole is dug, the tree is planted and supported, and fencing is installed if required. For larger trees, planting costs are a lot higher and can range into the hundreds. These costs are often bundled with delivery and transportation fees.

Tree Planting Cost Factors

Location. If the tree is on a hill or tucked away in the backyard, it will take a landscaper longer to move the tree to that location. However, if the tree is going to be planted in the front yard, planting will be easier.

Tree Size. A 12-14’ tree is going to more difficult to transport than a smaller tree. Bigger trees take more time to move and will require a bigger hole dug as well.

Personnel. Depending on how large the tree is, it can take more than one person to plant it.

Guarantee. Usually, professional arborists guarantee they’ll plant the tree correctly. They will also come back and check on it to make sure it’s doing well. This can make a huge difference over the years.

Planting Tree Averages

5 Small Trees

  • Planting 5 small trees – Including transport, location preparation, equipment, other materials.
  • Average cost of 1 small tree $75
  • Average labor cost per hour $38
  • Total cost $106 per tree

5 Medium Trees

  • Planting 5 medium trees – Including transport, location preparation, equipment, other materials.
  • Average cost of 1 medium tree $194
  • Average labor cost per hour $38
  • Total cost $255 per tree

5 Large Trees

  • Planting 5 large trees – Including transport, location preparation, equipment, other materials.
  • Average cost of 1 large tree $2,119
  • Average labor cost per hour $38
  • Total cost $2,423 per tree

Other Tree Considerations and Costs

  • Taxes and permit fees not included in total cost.
  • Utility companies have the authority to prohibit planting around overhead lines, get in touch with your local power company

When looking for a tree company, be sure to request a detailed written from several companies that includes proof of:

  • Business License
  • Professionally Licensed Arborist
  • Liability And Workman’s Compensation Insurance
  • References From Previous Customers

Tree Planting In Phoenix

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