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Old 06-13-2015, 07:39 AM
 
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What is the cost to install a tree in the backyard for shade?
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Old 06-13-2015, 07:41 AM
 
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I should say 'plant' a tree
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Old 06-13-2015, 07:49 AM
 
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Old 06-13-2015, 08:13 AM
 
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Hi Aceraceae Do you have experience having one planted as well?
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Old 06-13-2015, 09:12 AM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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Depends on the size of tree. I can see the price for a decent size tree running $300-1000 for someone to plant and warrant.
You could do it yourself for less than $200. Be sure and get a quality tree- Cedar Elm, Lace Bark Elm, Read Oak, Chinese Pastiche.

Read about the size of these trees at maturity and plant one that does not get too big for it's location.
Also plant it away from the house so it does not affect your foundation.

Call a good landscape guy and make sure he warrants.
Also most importantly, I would wait until fall to plant. The summer heat can kill a new tree very quickly.
Planting in the fall gives it about 9 months to adjust and grow roots before next summers heat arrives.

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Old 06-13-2015, 10:06 AM
 
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Covington's in Rowlett will let you pick your tree now, and plant in the fall. Particularly useful for the trees that bloom, like crepe myrtles.
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Old 06-14-2015, 06:59 PM
 
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I had a 45 gallon Live Oak, roughly 3" caliper, planted in my front yard for about $375 for tree and $150 for installation, about two years ago. It was probably 8' tall then, more like 11' tall today. That is a big tree, you can't pick it up and it takes two strong men to move it around. You can do it cheaper yourself if you feel like buying it, hauling it home and digging the hole yourself, but I've done that enough times in my past. I wanted to plant a bigger tree this time so paid the tree company to have a couple of young guys do the heavy work for me.

They also planted a large 30 gallon Crape Myrtle on sale for $150 + $110 installation.
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Old 06-14-2015, 08:46 PM
 
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Just don't get a bradford pear
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Old 06-14-2015, 09:48 PM
 
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Read up on trees that do well in this area and as Rakin said don't get one too big as it matures
Decide if you want evergreen or leaf shedder that allows winter sun
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Old 06-15-2015, 05:10 AM
 
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Also, when were you thinking you'd have more than a little 3'x3' area of shade? We planted several Oak and Elm trees (45 gallon) at $800 each about 4 years ago. Maybe it's because of the draught the past few years, but they just don't grow that fast and don't really provide much shade - yet. Perhaps in 10 years? 20 years? The Crepe Myrtles grow much faster - you can trim them up to be a nice shady tree in 3-5 years if you let them grow.
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