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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 1:47 pm    Post subject: when to move trees Reply with quote

I am keen to move a couple of trees that I guess are about 5yrs old, one is similar to a christmas tree approx 5ft the other is asmall ash 10ft, when is the best time for moving them please
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think they should be OK to move right now, but don't delay too long.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 8:33 pm    Post subject: Re: when to move trees Reply with quote

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I am keen to move a couple of trees that I guess are about 5yrs old, one is similar to a christmas tree


I agree with Sive.

The month of March is the best month to move to a new position any broad leaf evergreen or conifer that is badly placed. You can have a better chance of a successful transplant if you water heavily the plant to be moved every day for approx five days before moving.

Organise that the new planting pit is dug before you even attempt to lift the transplant, this will minimise the time the transplants roots are exposed to the air. Lift the transplant with as much soil and fine root present as possible. When you come to replant it inspect the roots, if any are torn or damaged the trim them back. You should use a half topsoil and half compost back-fill mix for transplanting, work this around the transplant in the pit with your fingers to eliminate any air pockets.

Water your transplant heavily and water well for their first year.

Taken from my article..... A Guide to Conifer Tree, Shrub and Evergreen Hedge Planting

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