You adore your trees, but sometimes they’re better well-matched for other places. Maybe they’re no longer right for the spot in which they’re located. Or, perhaps you want to relocate, and you want to bring the treasured tree you climbed as a child with you.
It doesn’t matter the tree you’re moving and the new spot to which you want to plant it. There are several rules to adhere to when moving an established tree to a new location.
Transplanting Tree Conditions
Ideal transplanting spots depend on the type and size of the tree you’re transporting — trees like various levels of sun and shade, as well as changing soil drainage conditions. The size and height of the tree and the location of power lines, underground utilities, and property foundations all affect the transplanting spot.
There isn’t a vast difference between transplanting young trees vs. mature trees. The healthy growth rate and adaptable root ball of a young tree make its transplanting job very simple. Though, all trees have some degree of alarm after being transported. The amount of recovery time is contingent on the quality of aftercare. Mature trees take more energy to care for after being transplanted than younger trees.
Some tree types respond better to transplanting than others. Elms, bald cypress, and red maples typically respond better to being uprooted than other types. To avoid needing tree removal and stump removal services due to inaccurate tree transplanting, do your homework and hire an arborist who is experienced in tree relocation.
Most trees move well if accurate time is given to properly root prune, fertilize, and dig an appropriately sized root ball. Most importantly, the tree has to be watered correctly before and after transplanting.
The only conditions to not relocate a tree:
Steps for a successful tree transplanting:
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