Moving to a new place you may want to take your favorite tree along, but how? If the tree is small, you can transplant it simply by digging out the root with the tree and wrapping it in a plastic sheet with soil and transplanting to a new place. Transplanting a mature tree, however, calls for special techniques. You may even need to call professionals to help in tree removal.
Anyway, here is a step-by-step guide to transplanting the tree.
Step 1: A day before you plan to transplant the tree, water the soil to soften the ground. This will help in restoring the roots to the new place.
Step 2: Dig the new planting hole. The width of the hole should be two-three times more than that of the root ball. However, restrain for a much wider hole. Slightly wet the hole before planting the tree.
Step 3: Tie the lower branches of the tree to prevent them causing obstacle at the time of plantation.
Step 4: Lift the tree from the roots and gently put the root ball in the planting hole. Cover the roots with wet soil and let it rest. The roots should be covered properly with soil or tree may fall off accidentally causing serious damages.
Transplanting a tree always keeps its roots moisten. Dryness of the roots can cause serious damages to the tree. Keep the roots in wet soil by wrapping the roots with a wet newspaper or burlap as you move to a new place. You can always seek the help of professional to ease up the job of mature tree transplantation. New Smyrna Tree Service is a professional tree services provider in the New Smyrna Beach, FL area, and the surrounding communities. The company provides a range of tree services such as tree trimming pruning, tree topping and more. We have all the skills and equipment to help solve any tree problem. Contact us today at 386-267-8027 for a free consultation.
Problem trees once removed often leave the tree owner with obligations to remove the stump for the safety of the people and prevent any environmental damages. A stump in your backyard poses risk of tipping and consequent injuries. On the other hand, stump of a diseased tree can infect the soil and spread the infection or disease to other plants. Therefore, removing the stump is the only possible way out.
Stump removal is a complicated task as it involves digging and cutting of roots. Some trees have heavy stumps that are difficult to remove. The stump of a small tree, however, is relatively easy to remove. A small tree stump can be removed in three easy steps.
Step 1: Loosen the soil around the trunk in a circular motion with the help of a mattock. Make sure you dig slightly away from the trunk to avoid digging on the roots. Use shovel to find the roots of the tree. The roots may be spread far under the soil. Make sure you don’t dig on roots as it may make your job a bit complicated.
Step 2: Cut the roots using pruning saw and axe. Use axe to remove large roots and pruning saw to remove small to medium-sized roots.
Step 3: The roots of a tree grows as wide under the soil as its branches above the soil. Once you have removed the top layer of the roots dig underneath the soil for lower roots. Remove the lower roots and pull out the stump from the ground.
It is important to remove the stump from the ground to prevent tipping and injuries. However, it is also important to fill the hole after removing the stump. The hole if left unfilled may make one fall into it causing serious injuries. New Smyrna Tree Service is a leading tree services provider in the New Smyrna Beach, FL area. We can help remove any trouble tree and stump with professional tools. Contact us today at 386-267-8027 to know more about our services.
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