Regardless if you have paid for a tree or you want to move a tree from somewhere else in your grounds, resettling a tree is a difficult task that calls for concern. If you don’t do specifically the appropriate thing, you might end up losing the tree and wasting your time, money, and energy. In truth, moving a tree is too hazardous unless you absolutely need to do if for safety reasons or if the tree really means something to you.
The most effective opportunity to move a tree depends on the tree, where the tree is moving to, and the various tools that you have. Nevertheless, there are a few distinct guidelines that you may want to think about:
4. Prior to It Becoming Too Substantial
- Needs to be sturdy
- May need to eliminate some roots
- Can take a long time
Certainly, you want to move the tree before it gets too great. Planting trees for the first time gives you more time, you can plant trees that are more considerable that way. However, it is exceptionally precarious to remove a tree from the ground and then move it to another place once the tree has established itself. You will need to snip away at the roots, which can absolutely do a number on the tree– parts of it may die, it might not be able to get nutrition and might reject everything that you do.
If your tree is quite substantial and you feel like you have to move it, reaching out to a specialist is the best thing you can do. Trying to work on the task by yourself will just result in you harming yourself.
According to Gardening Know How, you will be waiting quite some time to move your tree after you make a choice to do it. You have to go through quite a few different steps to get where you want to be– actions that can take up to six months.
3. Evergreens– Don’t Wait For the Warmth
- Evergreens are durable and can stand up virtually anything
- Make sure to observe the tree
- Do not over water
Transplanting evergreen trees isn’t all that difficult, but there are a number of things you do want to consider. According to The Spruce, “While they do not grow as vigorously in winter as in other seasons, they do not undergo the kind of dormancy that deciduous plants do. Thankfully, though, evergreens tend to be tough customers, and this toughness gives you more leeway with them. You can generally undertake the operation earlier in the fall and later in the spring with evergreens than you can with their deciduous counterparts.”
More notably, you don’t want to do is transfer evergreens when it is too hot. This means you want to avoid all of the summer months. You also may want to keep away from months where we don’t get a lot of precipitation because evergreens tend to suck up water quite quickly.
2. When In Doubt, Fall
- Tree will establish itself better
- Land isn’t too hard
- Source of nourishment are plentiful
Most professionals encourage planting in the fall because of the mild temperatures and that is when the land is still soft enough that you can finagle the tree if need be. Fall is a pretty wet period as well, so the tree will get enough moisture. You can also do it in the springtime, though that isn’t optimal.
According to the Clemson Cooperative Extension, “Fall planting allows the carbohydrates produced during the previous growing season to be directed to root growth since there is little demand from the top. This additional growth may lessen the dependency of the plant on supplemental irrigation the following summers.”
1. When The Tree Is Dormant
- Each tree has a different dormancy period
- Make sure tree is completely dormant
- Helps tree establish itself
The absolute best time to plant a tree or a shrub is when it has gone inactive. During this time, the vitality of the tree is completely focused on root growth, which of course will serve to help it establish itself.
Talk to a specialist to find out when your trees will be dormant. Though they tend to go dormant around the similar time, remember that trees are shipped out from all over the world so that can really influence the dormancy period.
Another thing you may want to take into consideration when transplanting? The USDA hardiness zone where you’re located will change the dormancy period as well, so talk to contractors at your local nursery when calculating a planting date.
It is important to remember that trees are different and each yard is unique as well. The growth of a tree transplant depends on many different things. First, your tree has to be fully healthy. Then, you have to use well-maintained tools and the best methods to move the tree. If it gets injured in transport, that could be the end of it. Ultimately, you have to take care of your tree for a long time afterward. Aftercare is so important, and you need to be able to act as soon as you see any problems with the tree.
It is exceedingly difficult to grow trees in California, especially within the last few years. It is your best bet to keep the trees that you already have alive and thriving, even if you want to move them. You have to be careful when transplanting any of your trees because one wrong cut can spell the end of a tree – or at least the start of some pretty severe problems that will require quite a bit of work.
If you are worried, have questions, or want professionals to handle your tree concerns or transplanting a tree, give Econo Tree Service a call at (650) 200-2495. Our team is filled with experienced arborists and tree care professionals who can work with your trees to have your yard looking beautiful and healthy.