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best time of year for transplanting trees?

JeffD

LawnSite Member
Location
MN
When is the best time of the year for transplanting trees? I bought 4 acres this last winter, and it is heavily wooded on the back side, and none towards the front. when they put the road in, all the trees were taken down. I have a couple nice small oak trees, that I want to move to the front. (they will need to be removed for a house anyways)

Thanks. Jeff

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ElephantNest

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
La.
Ideal time is when they are dormant. But if done properly, you should be able to do it almost anytime.
 

ElephantNest

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
La.
Correct. Use NO fertilizer when transplanting. Once it gets established, you can deep root fert. it if needed.
 
First part of december is the best time to transplant trees, just before the ground freezes. Even later part of nov would be good too.
 

earthtool

LawnSite Member
Location
Central Indiana
Jeff,
Just for a start you could check the site below.
http://www.arboristsite.com/
I hope you can learn just a little about our friends that emit more oxygen than you could ever believe.
It is not hard to move trees if you have the info. And of course water.
Looks like a great site from the photo, what type of soil do you have, how about the ph?
There are products out that help in transplanting.
Just my 2 cents
Jim
 
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JeffD

LawnSite Member
Location
MN
Thanks for the responses, and thanks for the link earthtool.

I was told the soil is sand, but, it looks more like clay, black dirt.

How big of a bulb will I need to dig up? The 2 small oaks are about 2" in diameter.
 
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