japanese maple transplanting

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  1. hort101

    hort101 LawnSite Fanatic
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    was it in a cage or clay ball?
     
  2. KUMA01

    KUMA01 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Ball
     
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  3. hort101

    hort101 LawnSite Fanatic
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    ya a good size clay ball must have needed some serious manhandling:weightlifter:
     
  4. On a call

    On a call LawnSite Gold Member
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    Timing is the most important thing. Before any buds open...early the better. Catch it while dormant.
    Use of Wilt-proof or similar product to help slow moisture loss.
    If you can wait a year....root prune to help develop structure.
    Have at it Skippy.
     
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  5. On a call

    On a call LawnSite Gold Member
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    And oh...pruning of branches to balance out the loss of root structure.
     
  6. GrassManKzoo

    GrassManKzoo LawnSite Silver Member
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    Please excuse my ignorance for this question.. but I have been told that jap maples are an expensive valuable tree .. how true is this?
     
  7. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Fanatic
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    They're expensive because they are slow growing, olny as valuable as the owner deems them to be. I've cut several down that were replaced by cheaper material.
     
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  8. hort101

    hort101 LawnSite Fanatic
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    as knox said they grow slow especially the weeping varieties and some cultivars are less common =higher priceThumbs Up
     
  9. On a call

    On a call LawnSite Gold Member
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    Bloodgood are common and not too valuable IMO.

    A nice cut leaf I have seen sold for $ 4000 and have seen better.
     

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