transplanting pine trees - Knowledgebase Question

Danville, KY (Zone 6A)
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Question by freshinfo
July 1, 2005
i planted pine trees in my back yard of my new home 2 years ago. I have added a fenced in area, and more foliage and am needing to move one of the trees, as it now grows in a busy area. I will only be moving it about 15' from it's original spot. Is this possible to do successfully?


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Answer from NGA
July 1, 2005
In my experience it is very difficult to move an established pine tree, but you can try. I would dig it in late winter to early spring with as many roots as possible and replant immediately. If you really need a tree in the new location you might consider planting a new one there instead.

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