Red maple tree - Knowledgebase Question

Oceanside, Ne
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Question by dmarino1
September 9, 2010
I want to transplant a small maple tree bush that did not take this year to different spot.How do I go about it.

Answer from NGA
September 9, 2010
You can move your maple this fall or early next spring. I find that it's easier to dig in moist soil so I always water the area well the day before the move. The roots will be in the top 12-18" of soil and will reach out about one and one half times the size of the canopy. Some of the smaller roots can be severed when digging but it's important to keep the majority of the major roots intact and without injury. When you replant, make sure the tree is sitting at the same soil level as it was before. After backfilling the hole, water the tree well to help settle the soil. Best wishes with your maple.

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