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replanting pine trees

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by dcwalker, Sep 19, 2004.

  1. dcwalker

    dcwalker LawnSite Member
    Messages: 42

    I have a couple of pine trees, one 12 ft and the other about 15 ft tall. I was wondering if I could dig them up and replant them in another location and how would I do it?
  2. AGLA

    AGLA LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,776

    Pines are a tough transplant because their radiate out rather than staying in closely under the plant. It does not leave you much roots to hold a ball together with. It also means that you are going to remove most of the young roots that are bringing in the most water because they are so far from the ball.

    It can be done with a good sized tree spade because it will hold the ball together and give enough roots. Minimum 60". Hand digging and lifting with a bucket is not recommended.
  3. dcwalker

    dcwalker LawnSite Member
    Messages: 42

    thanks agla, that's kinda what I thought. I'll probably just get some new ones.
    thanks again.
  4. Fishin LCO

    Fishin LCO LawnSite Member
    from NC
    Messages: 143

    when would be the best time to transplant pine trees?

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