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holly tree

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by skurkp, Mar 30, 2006.

  1. skurkp

    skurkp LawnSite Member
    Messages: 248

    I was called to look at relocating a holly tree. The tree is about 15 ft tall and sets 2-3 from a garage. It has two trunks both about 3-4" dia. There is no room for equipment so hand digging is how it's going to go. I really don't have a clue on how big of a root ball to make, please help. Should I put something in the hole before placing the tree in it's new location for feed or root stimulation?
  2. rockandroller

    rockandroller LawnSite Member
    Messages: 121

    Curious to see if you guarantee survival of the tree after transplant! I regards to the root ball, go bigggg..
  3. joshua

    joshua LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,226

    i would need more measurement in specific areas of the tree to tell you how big of a root ball you would need but lets just say its going to be anywhere from 4-6 feet or more.

    TURFLORD LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 834

    One foot per inch of caliper.
  5. skurkp

    skurkp LawnSite Member
    Messages: 248

    Actually I advised the homeowner to cut the tree and plant a new one and he asked would we try to relocate the tree. I explained that we could and we would not be accountable for any of the plants that he is asking to be moved. I am going to be speaking to him on Monday and I am going to advise that we cut it down and purchase a new tree.

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