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Tree & Shrub Planting Services

Just schedule an installation date, mark the location(s) with our provided plant flags. Be sure the name of the plant is on each flag. Call Miss Dig to mark the area and we’ll install your plants. Miss Dig: 800-482-7171.

Included in the planting fee is labor to plant and delivery within five miles from the store.  Add $4 a mile for each additional mile after five miles.

Soil, starter fertilizer and mulch is not included.  We will help you determine the correct amount for these items for your plant's success. 

Tree staking is extra (see planting fees for additional information.)

Sod & Soil Removal

We will remove an area large enough to accommodate the root ball of the plant. Creating beds and berms is not included. Whenever possible, we will incorporate excavated soil into the landscape, however, off-site removal may incur disposal fees.

Plant Removal

The planting area needs to be ready to plant in, with the exception of sod removal. Brush and other debris must be removed prior to the scheduled planting day. Small shrubs may be removed at the time of planting for a fee: $50 per person/per hour plus $50 for off-site disposal. (One hour minimum charge. Advanced notice of removals is required.)

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Planting price includes one-time replacement of plants and re-planting of equal or lesser value, with the purchase of soil amendments.

Planting Fees

Container SizeFee Per Plant
Up to #1 $10*
#1.5 $15*
#2 $20*
#3 $30*
#5 $50*
#6 $60*
#7 $70*
#10 $100*
#12 $120*
#15 $150*
#16 $160*
#20 $200*
#25 $250*
#30 $300 
#45 $450 
#60 $600 


Balled & Burlap Plants
Approximate Diameter
of the Root BallFee Per Plant
12-14" $100*
15-17" $150*
18-19" $200*
20-24" $250*
25-28" $350


Tree Staking
Per Tree $20


*Minimum planting fee of $300

Planting Checklist

To ensure the success of your new trees and shrubs, we ask that you review this pre-installation checklist. If you have any questions, please call us at 800-335-GROW.

  • Are drainage, climate and exposure (sun, shade & wind) conditions appropriate for the plants being installed? If you are unsure, please ask us for advice.
  • Is the area clear of all stumps, ground cover, debris, etc?
  • Clearly mark all lines if they are in the planting area. Are there gas, power, cable, drain, water, sprinkler or invisible fence lines in the area? If you're unsure about public utility lines, call Miss Dig for free marking services: 1-800-482-7171.
  • Have you staked the area to clearly identify where the plants go? Write the name of each plant on each stake.
  • Is the planting area easy to find? Are all gates unlocked? Can the area be reached with a wheelbarrow?
  • Do you have a dog?

New Tree & Shrub Care


After planting, trees and shrubs should be watered thoroughly, then water when soil is dry to the touch - about 1.5-inch or knuckle deep, usually every two days.

Check regularly and only water when necessary. Too much water or lack of water are top reasons plants fail to grow. Water more frequently during long periods of hot and dry weather. Try to water before noon during warm weather. In the fall, be sure to water any new plants once a week until the ground freezes. It might not be necessary to water when a week's rainfall is at least 1-inch.

If plants are in clay soil, be sure they do not sit in water.

To encourage a deep root system, let a slow trickle of water soak into the soil at the plant base for 10 to 15 min.


Keep the soil cultivated and grass-free around trees, or mulch with 1 to 2-inch of organic material such as pine, fir or cypress bark; or soil conditioner.


We recommend using Bio-tone Plant Starter Plus at planting time, which should be sufficient for the first year.


Trunk-wrap young trees the first winter season to prevent sun-scald. Remove wrap in warm weather. Evergreens should be screened from wind and salt spray.