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Discussion in 'Nurseries and Growers' started by Eastcoastlawnman, Feb 1, 2017.
can i dig out a japenese maple and transplant it to another location without killing it
how big? aprox time its been there?=rootball size have you transplanted trees before?
its about 4 ft tall its planted in rocks root ball have no idea trunk thickness about 6inches in diameter ive transplantes small trees about two feet tall...
pribly been there at least 5 years
Yes, but it sounds like a big job. How is it buried into the rocks? Size of the rocks?
the root ball is going to need to be about 3ft across probably weigh 200 lbs or more youll need a nursery spade to ball it
id probably do it in the spring will need to be watered consistently after transplant it still might have its cageor clay ball which will make it harder and heavier
Id pull all the rocks first and be careful the branches are brittle and break easily definately a two person job
Japanese maples move really well they're not the delicate flowers people think they are. He put about 10 inches of dirt for every caliper inch of tree and you'll have no problem. Just be careful when digging it if you don't have a spade to not bust up the root ball.
I helped a guy do this last year it was alittle bit bigger than your by like a inch we put it on a sheet of plyboard and took a chainsaw cut a hole for the straps and hooked it up to his truck and then man handled it on the plyboard then pulled it to the location man handled it to where we wanted it