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Tree Planting Guide, Tips & Service

From Sweet Gums and Maples to Dogwoods and Magnolias, we have a wonderful selection of trees to fit the needs of every landscape in the St. Louis Metro East. After walking through the rows of trees and seeing all of the choices, you make your selection. Now what? How will you get it home in your car? Who will help you plant it? Are there any guarantees when making an investment in a tree for your yard or property?

Don't worry. Joe’s Market Basket can help with our tree planting guide, tips & service. If you are ready to take your tree at the time of purchase, that’s great! If not, our tree planting experts will hold your tree or shrub until the day of planting, deliver it to your planting site and then plant the tree to its recommended specifications. Best of all, our trees and shrubs have a one-year replacement only guarantee (planting fee not included).

So how much is our tree planting service?

The cost of delivering and planting trees and shrubs is half of the original retail price of the plant. A minimum of $75.00 applies. Allow up to 1 week for planting. Market Basket will hold all plants until the time of delivery.

Wondering about tree planting tips or a need a tree planting purchasing guide? Just look to the right and start reading! If you have questions, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact us at the St. Louis Metro East store nearest you.

Why Plant a Tree?

Trees serve a variety of purposes in your landscaping. They:

  • Provide food and shelter for wildlife
  • Promote plant diversity
  • Provide shade
  • Create privacy or a sense of enclosure
  • Define boundaries
  • Screen unwanted views
  • Muffle noise
  • Provide a focal point in the landscape

Choosing the Right Tree
Whatever your needs, there are many factors to consider before selecting the perfect tree.

Mature size and growth rate
Many factors, including soil, moisture, and hardiness affect tree size. A tree in its native habitat may reach 100 feet, whereas growing in your home landscape it may only reach 35 to 40 feet.

Types of shade
The leaf and branching patterns of different tree species produce different kinds of shade. At maturity, some will create fairly deep shade, limiting what will grow beneath them, while others may create a light, filtered shade.

Ornamental traits
Some trees develop outstanding bark, have showy fruit, flowers, or foliage, or attractive fall color. Many trees, however, drop flowers, seeds, or nuts, which may be a maintenance consideration if the tree is planted near a patio, deck, entry, walk, or driveway.