Ask a Question forum: comparative rate of tree growth - 5' tree compared to 3" caliper BB of same spec

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Name: Barb Ottolino
NW Suburb of Chicago (Zone 5a)
abarbbilly
Feb 22, 2016 3:04 PM CST
I know that a very young tree will catch up with a 3" BB caliper tree of the same species after a few years, but have been unable to find expert documentation to support this observation which is both personal and one I have heard for years in classes at Botanic Gardens and from private growers. Can you please recommend a professional source for this information as I have difficulty convincing friends that they are wiser to plant a young tree with minimized root disturbance than to spend hundreds of dollars for a large tree, and more for professional labor to move and plant it.
Name: Daisy
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Feb 22, 2016 3:29 PM CST
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Will this one do:

Influence_of_Tree_Size_on_Transplant_Establishment_277656_7.pdf

Hopefully its actually a link... No, not a link but if you cut and paste, it is there.

Daisy
[Last edited by DaisyI - Feb 22, 2016 3:30 PM (+)]
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Name: Barb Ottolino
NW Suburb of Chicago (Zone 5a)
abarbbilly
Feb 24, 2016 9:11 AM CST
Thank you so much. This is precisely the information I needed!
Barb
Name: Rob Duval
Mason, New Hampshire (Zone 5b)
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robertduval14
Feb 24, 2016 9:19 AM CST

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https://www.michigan.gov/documents/dnr/Influence_of_Tree_Siz...
Name: Barb Ottolino
NW Suburb of Chicago (Zone 5a)
abarbbilly
Feb 24, 2016 9:23 AM CST
Thank you so much. This is precisely the information I needed!
Barb

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