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transplanting tree seedlings

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by garbage man, May 14, 2000.

  1. garbage man

    garbage man LawnSite Member
    from VA
    Posts: 28

    When is the best time to dig up and transplant Walnut Tree seedlings?? I have young trees that are about three to five years old and want to transplant them from under the mother tree. I live in Southwest Virginia.
  2. EarthWorks

    EarthWorks LawnSite Member
    Posts: 135

    Best time is late late fall through very early spring in the South. I don't know about success rates of walnut trees transplanting. Basically do it when trees are dormant.
  3. garbage man

    garbage man LawnSite Member
    from VA
    Posts: 28

    Thanks EarthWorks, I was not sure about it. There are some people that would like to have them. I guess that it is a little late but I will have to take a chance on it anyway. They have to be moved and giving them the chance to grow somewhere else is the least that I can do.
  4. steveair

    steveair LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,073

    To improve chances try digging around them first (like you were going to ball them) then fill in with wood chips. Wait a few weeks, and the roots will grow into the chips and become fibrous. Then transplant. It seems to have worked for me a few times, then again, I've transplanted trees in the middle of tree by just ripping them out with a backhoe and have had them look great the next spring. Just give it a shot and explain to client how they may not take due to the time of year. They will usually understand then if they die.<p>steveair

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