Pinon Hills, Ca
|Hello My name is Jimmie and I was wondering if it's safe to transplant my two White Birches right now. All the leaves have fallen off and we are expecting snow this Monday. Is it safe? Thanks!
|Answer from NGA
December 5, 2009
|The general rule of thumb is that you can plant or transplant landscape trees and shrubs anytime the ground is not frozen. The fact that your birches have lost their leaves indicates they are dormant so the digging and transplanting won't bother them in the least. Be sure to water them thoroughly after the move and water deeply once each week as long as the ground is not frozen or there's no snow on the ground. The roots of your trees will establish themselves by spring and they should leaf out right on time. Best wishes with the move.
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