Relocating a palm tree is a fairly challenging task and it should be carried out properly so as not to cause any damage to its roots. More importantly, this task should be done carefully as it can be quite a risk to your safety especially if you’re not a landscaping pro.
Before planting the palm plant in a new location, make sure that area has adequate sunlight, well-drained soil and enough space so that the plant can spread its roots properly. For more details on safe palm tree relocation, check out the guide below:
Step 1: Dig the Hole
The first step is to dig a hole which is twice the size of the root ball of the palm plant. This space will help the plant in adapting to its new place and will prevent the plant from transplant shock.
Step 2: Prepare the Palm Plant
If you are digging the plant which has to be replaced, then make sure you do so carefully around the main root and then pull out the root ball tenderly to avoid damage. Wrap the roots in a wet burlap cloth so that the roots are moisturized prior to planting it in the new location.
Step 3: Carefully Lift the Plant
This is the most challenging task because if you cannot carry it out safely, you can end up damaging the bud of the plant. It is the part where new growth begins. Always lift the tree from the base and do not touch the top part of the plant.
Step 4: Place in the Hole
While planting the palm plant, do not place it too deep. It is advised that you keep the top of the root system above the soil. Now, you can add good quality compost over it and water the newly planted palm tree.
If carefully done, relocating a palm tree can be done in a breeze without causing any harm to the plant. We hope that the above-mentioned steps can help you out. However, it is also highly recommended for you to contact experts in tree services if you feel like the job would be too tedious for you.
New Smyrna Tree Service offers services such as tree removal and relocations, tree trimming, tree cutting, and a whole lot more. We offer services across New Smyrna Beach and the surrounding areas. With pro’s within your reach, you will surely be confident that your palm tree will survive and be just as beautiful as it ever was in its new location. For a free quote and consultation, give us a call at 386-267-8027.
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