TRANSPLANTING - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by moms27597
September 9, 2010
what month can i transplant trees & if they're mature 3-6 feet will they survive crepe myrtles r they more sensitive and leyland cypress-butterfly bush I live in the ral. nc area


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Answer from NGA
September 9, 2010

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Fall and spring are the best seasons for digging and transplanting landscape trees and shrubs. That's when temperatures and cooler and rainfall abundant, both of which will help the roots of your transplants re-establish quickly. As long as you can physically handle the tree or shrub, you should be able to successfully dig and transplant it, regardless of its age. Try watering the plants well the day before the dig - moist soil is easier to dig in and the rootmasses will cling together to make uprooting them easier. Be sure to plant them at the same soil level as they were growing before the move and be careful to water them well after moving to help settle the soil. Best wishes with your project!

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