Cost to Plant a Maple Tree – 2021

| Last Updated: August 23, 2021

National Average Improvement and Repair Cost







$ 407

$ 300

Would you do this project? According to our survey, 54% of respondents preferred DIY compared to hiring a pro.

The average price to Plant a Maple Tree noted above is cost data to compare a contractor’s estimate with doing it yourself.

What’s the cost to plant a tree? A landscaper charges $407 to plant a maple tree vs. doing it yourself for $300. 

A well-located tree is a good long-term investment in your property and if you’re considering planting one, the best resource we’ve seen is, the Web site of the National Arbor Day Foundation. You’ll learn everything you want to know about planting trees and can use their online guide to identify trees to plant on your property.

Planting a tree by hand can be strenuous work, but the reward is lasting beauty and the protective shade the tree provides for years to come. While a tree enhances the landscape of a house, it’s also a good investment that you can enjoy and watch grow over the years.

A leafy maple tree is an attractive addition to any landscape when in bloom, and in winter its bare branches allow the sunlight to shine through.

How much does it cost to plant a tree? A landscape contractor or tree service will charge $407 to plant (2) 2-inch caliper maple tree that are approximately 9 feet high. That includes the cost of the trees and the labor to plant them. You can buy the trees for $300 and plant it and save 61 percent.

To determine the size of tree to plant, make a scaled drawing of your yard and note any existing trees and what surrounds them. Try to imagine how a tree will look when it’s full grown. You don’t want to plant a new tree too close to the growing zone of existing trees, where it would be under their shadow or too close to the house, property line or under overhead cables. To prevent hitting any underground cables or pipes, call your local utility company. Many of them promote a “call before you dig” program, and will send someone out to mark any underground utility lines in your yard.

Learn about Maple Trees from the Spruce 13 Species of Maple Trees.

For a good read on planting a tree and other outdoor projects, look for the Landscaping book in the Home Skills series.

Now you know the average cost to plant a maple tree, which includes the labor and material, and what’s involved, so you can decide whether you want to do it yourself or not.

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Welcome! We hope you’ll find the job costs of home improvement projects useful when you’re deciding whether to do a job yourself vs. hire a contractor. We’re the authors of 20 home improvement books, most notably Home Improvement for Dummies©, Bathroom Remodeling for Dummies©, Carpentry for Dummies©, Plumbing for Dummies©, and Painting and Wallpapering for Dummies©. Our most recent book Fix It and Flip It is in its second edition. We’ve appeared as home improvement experts on television programs such as CNN, Dateline, the Today Show, HGTV and many others.