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Posted by: Samuel Hirshfield on September 30, 2013
Trees sold at the nursery are typically between 1 and 3 years old. Young trees are much easier to transplant for obvious reasons, but also because of the increased trauma incurred by mature trees with deeper root systems. Transplanted trees and shrubs die all the time due to improper removal and installation. For the best chance of tree transplanting success, consult these 6 professional tips before relocating your trees.
Obviously. Large, mature tree will be harder to transport, risking even more damage in the relocation process. Saplings and semi-mature trees, however, fair quite well with the change in environment.
Understand your tree’s needs when it comes to shade and sunlight, and don’t just think aesthetically. A living tree in the corner of your yard is better than a dead tree on display.
You will need as many as four helpers to securely remove and transplant the tree without damage. If help is not available, renting a backhoe or a mini-excavator will do all the work and even save you time.
The longer your tree is out of the ground, the greater the risk of losing it. Be sure to dig your new hole before the removal so you can get your tree right in the ground.
The root ball is priority number one. You won’t be able to keep every bit of it intact, but try and get most of it.
Prevent initial dehydration by walling up the soil around your tree to form a small basin to catch water. Be particularly attentive during the first summer as well, making sure your transplanted tree is always getting enough water.
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