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Transplanting Blue Spruce

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Bear's Total Works, Jan 27, 2008.

  1. Bear's Total Works

    Bear's Total Works LawnSite Member
    Messages: 18

    I have never tried to transplant the blue spruce:
    these trees are about 8 feet tall and very full does any one have any suggestions to help me?
  2. greg1

    greg1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 139

    Dig them before the new growth pushes out. The branches will lay flatter if you tie them from top to bottom. Size of ball should be around 10",s for every 1" of caliber,you can cheat that a little after the 40" mark. Taper the ball as usual. Soil should be just moist, not wet or dry. Tap root is no problem at that size. good luck.
  3. AGLA

    AGLA LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,776

    Keep in mind that if you use an antitranspirant (WiltPruf) on a blue spruce, it will not look blue for quite some time.

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