Answer: Generally speaking, you would trim back the branches to compensate for the roots lost in the move. If it was a young plant and you were able to dig all or most of the roots, I would wait and see if it begins to die back at all, then trim it accordingly. (It may not.) If it was an older, large and established plant and you left many roots behind, then I would trim it back by at least a third to a half since it is nearly June already. To preserve the natural shape of the plant, head back the longer branches and thin it. If it was previously trimmed by shearing, you could shear it. Either way, water as needed to keep the soil evenly moist like a wrung out sponge, not sopping wet/saturated and not dried out. Use your finger to check the soil and see if you need to water or not, and keep a three inch layer of organic mulch over the root area to help keep the soil naturally moist. Spread it in a flat layer and do not let it touch the trunk. Good luck with the move!
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