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.
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