Specimen Tree Planting
Planting specimen trees and shrubs is a quick way to give your home and garden an established look. Our Certified Arborists will assist you in choosing the right plants, taking care that height of sun and rain it will receive.
Ongoing Watering & Care:
To ensure the newly planted trees and shrubs flourish, we provide all our customers with a Tree Planting Watering Instructions & Warranty brochure, view PDF», or you can read about watering your trees and shrubs here. We also offer Supplemental Watering which is essential to a tree’s survival in the first few years after planting, especially in the dry winter months.
We plant trees correctly for long term health – planting trees at improper depth or failing to dig a large enough hole can result in an unhealthy tree. We dig large holes that are 3 to 4 times wider than the root ball, and we work to plant all trees at proper depth to ensure long-term health.
We can also help you decide what tree(s) to plant in your landscape, choosing trees that thrive in our Colorado Springs climate that will also grow to a desired height and size desired. Proper placement of trees can provide shade, wind protection, and even energy savings. For example, large deciduous trees planted on the south, east, and west sides of your home will provide shade from the hot summer sun, reducing summer air conditioning costs by up to 35%. Then, as deciduous trees loose their leaves in fall, they allow the sun to warm the house in the winter months. Planting evergreen trees on the north side of your home can help block cold winter winds. Of course, if you are in a wildfire-prone area, trees must be planted a safe distance from buildings and other trees, read more about Fire Mitigation.