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brian

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transplanting 10ft tall trees
« on: February 26, 2017, 11:33:56 AM »
Last year I bought some fruit trees in 3-5gal pots to plant at my new house, but ran out of time getting them over there so I stuck them in the vegetable garden at my old place, spaced about 3ft apart.   These are a mix of stone fruit, cherries, and apples.   Of course with this warm winter the stone fruits are getting ready to bloom already.  I started hand-digging out the trees with a small trowel to avoid damaging the roots that had grown since putting them in the garden.  I moved the two biggest trees over the past few days and will keep doing so in order of bloom (peach first).

What is the likelyhood of success here?  I know barerooting and moving larger trees is far from ideal, along with moving outside full dormancy. 





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Re: transplanting 10ft tall trees
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2017, 01:29:50 PM »
Should be fine . Get those root balls back in the ground ASAP and water them in and they may not skip a beat. Keep it up, definetely worth it.

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Re: transplanting 10ft tall trees
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2017, 02:30:16 PM »
Thank you.   Yes, I've been trying to keep them wet and had them back in the ground at new home within a few hours.

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Re: transplanting 10ft tall trees
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2017, 07:13:09 PM »
Have you considered a root stimulator plant starter solution?  Might want to use it a few times if its not going to rain.

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Re: transplanting 10ft tall trees
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2017, 07:16:04 PM »
This type of stuff


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Re: transplanting 10ft tall trees
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2017, 07:19:51 PM »
I wasn't aware this even existed, thank you!  I will check it out. 

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Re: transplanting 10ft tall trees
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2017, 08:30:00 PM »
They will be fine as long as the roots didn't dry out too much when exposed to air. You probably kept them out of wind and wrapped them in wet towels or something during transport. Pruning the young trees branches as indicated for optimal scaffolding/structure will help to reduce the overall stress load on the tree after experiencing some root loss from transplanting process. Good luck!

 

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