Tree transplant question

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by nmez21, Nov 23, 2006.

  1. nmez21

    nmez21 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I've got absolutely no experience when it comes to transplanting trees. I'd just like to transplant a red oak in my yard from one position to another. Right now it's about 6' tall. Any suggestions as to when and how? thanks a lot,

  2. Lawnworks

    Lawnworks LawnSite Fanatic
    from usa
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    Now is the time to plant oaks. You should be ok. Just get as much of the rootball as you can.
  3. nmez21

    nmez21 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thanks for the prompt response, I really appreciate it, have a happy thanksgiving.:usflag:

  4. Travel'n Trees

    Travel'n Trees LawnSite Senior Member
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    Pin oaks now Red, swamp white, burr oaks more spring, 12 in of root ball per caliper in on red oak, If you use a straight blade -(caretree,vermeer) you will want more root ball, or just go get a bigger spade and and move it anytime.
  5. mdvaden

    mdvaden LawnSite Bronze Member
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  6. nmez21

    nmez21 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thanks a lot guys, it's a big help.
  7. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
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    rule of thumb is to dig a root ball equal to one foot for every inch of caliper of the tree.

    3" caliper = 36" root ball.

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