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Crepe Myrtle removal

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by mad_wrestler, Mar 18, 2006.

  1. mad_wrestler

    mad_wrestler LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 339

    How difficult are crepe myrtles to remove? Next question is would transplanting them be advisable? These are all about 10 feet tall at about 5 inches thick at their base.
  2. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,799

    You'll be removing them more than once.

    Do a search, this has been discussed to death.
  3. Coffeecraver

    Coffeecraver LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA.
    Posts: 793

    They can be transplanted but you need the right equipment to do it.

    A Back Hoe of a Tree Spade

    It would not be advisable without the help of a Consulting Arborist
    I can Help you find one.
  4. ElephantNest

    ElephantNest LawnSite Bronze Member
    from La.
    Posts: 1,878

    Dig them up and plant them. We do it all the time. You'll have to cut out the remaining roots or the tree will start to grow back in it's original place.

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