Residential Planting

Proper tree planting and transplanting is often underestimated. If done incorrectly, it can impact the growth and longevity of your trees. Our tree and shrub planting starts with a site analysis to help you choose the right tree for the right place. Then we hand pick the best quality nursery stock, deliver and install your new tree and guarantee it for one year. During this first year we monitor the tree to make sure that it is on its way to creating memories.

Factors to Consider When Deciding What Kind of Tree To Plant:

  • Right tree for the right spot: How much space do you have for this new tree? This is the most important factor when determining the right tree for your property. Many people make the mistake of planting trees too close to their home, electrical lines or other trees. Also specific trees require specific site conditions. Full sun, shade, protection from wind, heat or cold are all factors to consider when selecting the right tree for the right spot.
  • Purpose: Are you looking for a shade or tree? A tree to provide privacy? A decorative ornamental tree? A tree to block the wind and reduce utility cost? Getting clear on what purpose you want your tree to serve will help you narrow down the choices.
  • Maintenance: Not all trees are created equal. Some trees are heartier than others. Some factors that differentiate trees are:
    • Water, soil, and nutrient requirements.
    • Growth rate and pruning frequency.
    • Pest and disease susceptibility

    If you feel lost and aren’t sure where to begin, our team of certified arborists can consult with you to determine the best tree for your property.

What does it cost to plant a tree?

Many factors go into determining the cost of planting a tree.

  • Size: In general, the bigger the tree the higher the cost.
  • Time: How long it takes to plant the tree can affect the cost of the project.
  • Crew & Equipment: The number of crew members and type of equipment needed to plant the tree will affect the cost.
  • Location: The location you desire to plant the tree can play a role in the cost. If the location is difficult to access it can increase the price.

Our Guarantee

If you choose Preservation Tree Care to plant your tree we guarantee that we will plant the tree properly and warranty it for one year. During this first year we will monitor the tree to make sure that it is healthy and growing properly.

Recommended Trees & Plants

Denver Metro Deciduous Tree List

Medium Shrubs (4-6 Feet)

False Indigo Leadplant (Amorpha fruticosa)

Apache plume (Fallugia paradoxa)

Golden Currant (Ribes aureum)

Wax Currant (Ribes cereum)

Shrubs (6-10 Feet)

Rocky Mountain Maple (Acer glabrum)

Serviceberry (Amelanchier alnifolia)

Curl-Leaf Mahogany (Cercocarpus ledifolius)

Mountain Mahogany (Cercocarpus montanus)

Red Twig Dogwood (Cornus sericea)

Cliffrose (Cowania stansburianna)

New Mexico Privet (Forestiera neomexicana)

Oregon Grape (Berberis aquifolium)

Hop Tree (Ptelea trifoliata)

Wavyleaf Oak (Quercus undulata)

Smith Buckthorn (Rhamnus smithii) (Some Buckthorn Available)

Smooth Sumac (Rhus glabra)

New Mexico Locust (Rubinia neomexicana)

Silver Buffaloberry (Shepherdia argentea)

Small Ornamental Trees (Up to 35 Feet)

Canada Red Cherry (Prunus virginiana) (Shubert, Canada Red)

Canyon Maple (Acer grandidentatum) (Mesa Glow, Mountain Glow)

Gambel Oak (Quercus gambelii)

Hawthorn species (Crataegus sp.) (Cockspur, Crimson Cloud, Russian, Toba, Washington, Winterking)

Crabapple species (Malus sp.) (Brandywine, Coralburst, Gladiator, Lollipop, Perfect Purple, Prairiefire, Radiant, Royal Raindrops, Sargent, Spring Snow, Thunderchild)

Ginnala maple (Acer ginnala) (Flame, Dwarf, Hot Wings Maple (Acer tataricum)

Large Shade Trees (Greater than 50 Feet)

Red Maple (Acer rubrum) (Armstrong Gold, Redpointe)

Northern Catalpa (Catalpa speciosa)

Boxelder (Acer negundo) (Sensation)

Northern Red Oak (Quercus rubra)

American Linden (Tilia americana) (American Sentry, Redmond)

Little Leaf Linden (Tilia cordata) (Greenspire, Glenleven)

English Oak (Quercus robur) (Columnar, Regal Prince)

Western Hackberry (Celtis Occidentalis)

Chinkapin Oak (Quercus muehlenbergii)

Bur Oak (Quercus macrocarpa)

Swamp White Oak (Quercus bicolor)

Honeylocust (Gleditsia triacanthos) (Imperial, Shademaster, Skyline, Sunburst)

Kentucky Coffeetree (Gymnocladus dioica) (Espresso)

Elm (Ulmus) (Accolade, Triumph)

Denver Metro Evergreen Tree List

American Arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis) (Degroots spire, Emerald, Green Giant)

Cypress (Cupressus arizonica)

White Fir (Abies concolor)(Candicans)

Douglas Fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii)

Chinese Juniper (Juniperus chinensis) (Blue point, Hetzi Columnaris, Spartan, Spearmint)

Rocky Mountain Juniper (Juniperus scopulorum) (Cologreen, Gray Gleam, Moonglow, Skyrocket, Wichita blue)

Eastern Redcedar (Juniperus Virginiana) (Blue Arrow)

Bristlecone Pine (Pinus aristata) (Formal Form)

Pinion Pine (Pinus edulis)

Limber Pine (Pinus flexillis) (Vanderwolf’s Pyramid)

Bosnian Pine (Pinus heldreichii var leucodermis) (Emerald arrow, Fastigiate, Mint Truffle)

Mugo Pine (Pinus mugo) (Tannenbaum)

Austrian Pine (Pinus nigra) (Arnold sentinel, Frank, Oregon Green)

Ponderosa Pine (Pinus ponderosa)

Eastern White Pine (Pinus strobus) (Fastigiata, Pendula)

Scotch Pine (Pinus sylvestris)

Norway Spruce (Picea abies) (Cupressina)

White Spruce (Picea glauca)

Colorado Blue Spruce (Picea Pungens glauca) (Baby Blue Eyes, Bakeri, Hoopsii, Fat Albert, Iseli Fastigiate, Montgomery, Sester Dwarf)

Denver Wildland Urban Interface Deciduous Tree List

Small Ornamental Trees/Shrubs (Up to 25 Feet)

Gambel Oak (Quercus gambelii)

Thinleaf Alder (Alnus tenuifolia)

Rocky Mountain Maple (Acer glabrum)

Choke Cherry (Prunus virginiana)

Medium Shade Trees (30-45 Feet)

Boxelder (Acer negundo)

Redpoint Maple (Acer rubrum ‘freemanii’)

Big Tooth Maple (Acer grandidentatum)

Thin Alder (Alnus tenuifolia)

Lancleaf Cottonwood (Populus acuminata)

Narrowleaf Cottonwood (Populus angustifolia)

Plains Cottonwood (Populus deltoides)

Quaking Aspen (Populus tremuloides)

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