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Transplanting Live Oaks

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by capelawncare.com, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. capelawncare.com

    capelawncare.com LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 8,136

    Do any of you guys have experience and success transplanting live oaks?

    I have 2 that need to be transplanted. Both in the ground about 5 years. about 8-10inch calipers.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. fl-landscapes

    fl-landscapes LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,542

    Well I am in your area (port charlotte) I know a guy with a tree farm that grows mainly live oaks. He uses a tree spade to move them all the time. If you need help he is "insight landscape" If you need a phone number pm me. He has three spades and one of them is HUGE! He is a tree expert.
     
  3. capelawncare.com

    capelawncare.com LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 8,136

    I dont think I need a spade, they are pretty large, but I think a few guys could handle it.
     
  4. fl-landscapes

    fl-landscapes LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,542

    should be fine then. obviously try to get as big a root ball as possible and as much dirt intact as you can and burlap. Good luck
     
  5. capelawncare.com

    capelawncare.com LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 8,136

    Thanks man I appreciate it.
     

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