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Moving a Young Tree or Bush

By valleylynn
January 28, 2015

If you soak the ground the day before, really well, it will be that much easier to dig up a young tree or bush that you want to move to a different area of the garden.

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Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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Jan 28, 2015 12:44 PM CST
I wish we had thought of that before we moved my daughter's crepe myrtles last summer. They seemed to have survived the move, but man! were they tough to dig out. We may have been lucky they lived... or we might find out this year that they didn't.
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Jan 28, 2015 3:26 PM CST
Thanks for the tip! I have a small rose-of-Sharon that doesn't get enough sun and I need to move it.
Name: Lynn
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Jan 28, 2015 7:23 PM CST
Glad this was of some help. I know I found out the hard way about doing this.
I now wait until the tree/shrub is dormant, which is usually very late winter/early spring. I have not lost a single one doing it this way.

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