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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 7:38 pm    Post subject: Moving a pear tree Reply with quote

I just wondering when is the best time to do this and how . is there any special requirements?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Time is running out for this operation foxroxks, as with a feeling of spring in the air the sap has begun to move in the trees.
Carry out your movement within the month to be safer and have a look at this article before you do........ Transplanting Small Trees & Shrubs

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

moved one before and it survived me, so they are tough. But better get a move on a gpi said. good luck.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have moved a variety of fruit trees. If the tree is large - 3m or taller, it might pay yoiu to cut the tree down a bit. Before digging it out.

Most fruit trees are more hardy than one would imagine and take kindely to be transplanted.

I have always put compost mixed with topsoil into the hole before putting the tree into it. Also remember to water it well for the first season.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks fo rthe advice. I had a good look at the tree today & it looks too late to move it. It has really taken off over the past week. Will leave it till next year to move it. I'm very fond of it & would hate to kill it off. Will diary it for next year.
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