Transplant Trees - Knowledgebase Question

Oklahoma City, OK
Question by pdavis68
May 3, 2007
Is the root base of a mimosa tree narrow and deep or broad and shallow? How hard would it be to dig and move a 5-6 year old tree?


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Answer from NGA
May 3, 2007

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In my experience this would be very difficult. Mimosas have a very sparse root system that runs very deep. Digging them - except as very small first year seedlings -- usually loses so much root that they do not survive the move. In addition, the left behind root often regenerates and sends up new top growth. I think you would be disappointed.

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