TRANSPLANTING A TREE - Knowledgebase Question

Question by dcstebbins
September 19, 2009
I have an Austrian pine that needs to be moved. How do I go about it?

Answer from NGA
September 19, 2009


Now is a good time to dig and transplant your pine. Expect the roots to be concentrated in the top 12-18 inches of soil, with some feeder roots extending out to the tips of the longest branches. It's okay to sever some of the small feeder roots but try to keep the major roots intact when you dig. I find it easier to dig in moist soil so water the area well the day before the planned dig. When you reset your tree in its new spot, make sure it will be growing at the same soil level as it was growing before. Water it in well after the move. Good luck with the move!

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