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Old 12-02-2007, 10:55 AM
Marcos Marcos is offline
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Originally Posted by Travel'n Trees View Post
I bat over 98% transplant all year yes even in the summer I learned alot in my life in this business. I am 40 years old. You have have tricks to cut my grass. I have secrets to move your trees. Even full summer. Everyone digs maples now, without a problem. Every zone is different call a local trasplanter. I think you are Ok use a big enough digger and in our you need the right kind to get deeper roots unlike vermeer and caretree which have there purpose. Just don't use a general 10-12 inch rule of thumb with these diggers.
Thank goodness there's at least ONE other person out there still with some guts!
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Old 12-02-2007, 11:47 AM
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I think a lot of people get hung up on "ideal time to transplant" and don't understand that you can transplant at almost any time as long as you understand the plant, the situation, and execute the job as well as possible.

Guts won't get it done.Knowledge and good practices will. I'm gonna guess that Marcos and Travellin Trees have that knowledge and those skills.
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Old 12-03-2007, 03:18 AM
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(O.K. I give in........I'll give the secret out... to those who have minds open enough to accept new 'idears' )
I've been leery of digging in past years,....some years ago,.... certain species in certain seasons.
But I LEARNED the high projected mortality rate that the books, and other nurseryman talk about is easily OVERCOME by 'digging up' to the next root ball size on the spade ( and / or using anti desiccants more freely).

Yes, it's harder work. But that's what the machine was made for.
And the larger cages, extra burlap and nails add up to almost nothing when you can demand a fall price in the range the SOME of these landscapers pay for NICE maples, 'out of season'.
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