Tree Transplanting & What’s Involved
Tree transplanting with mature plants is not an easy job, but it can be done by a professional tree care company. Why would you choose to transplant a tree?
1.Landscaping or home additions may require moving a tree
2.Relocating and wanting to take a favorite tree with you
3.Foundation trees that outgrow their space and need to be moved
As previously mentioned, this is not an easy job and should be left to professionals. Moving a tree involves pruning the roots the season before it is to be moved, then digging up the tree, digging a new hole for it to be planted in, moving the heavy tree with its root ball, positioning it and then filling up both holes.
After the tree transplanting process, it’s important that the tree is well-cared for with water and food.
For trees less than an inch in diameter, they can be moved with bare roots, but anything larger or older needs to be moved with an intact root ball. The root ball has to be at least 10 inches for every inch of the trunk’s diameter. The root ball with soil and the tree attached is going to weigh around 100 pounds per square foot.
The best times for tree transplanting are in the fall, early spring or late winter. In the fall, it should be done after the leaves fall.