What should I take into consideration before transplanting a tree?
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What should I take into consideration before transplanting a tree?


What should I take into consideration before transplanting a tree?Before planting or transplanting a tree, there are important factors that should be considered. By being mindful of certain precautions, you'll give your tree a better opportunity to grow successfully and not become a property hazard. When trees are planted too close to buildings or power lines, they may end up needing to be cut down, or at least significantly trimmed. If this occurs on your property, you can give BP Tree Services a call to have the tree removed or cut down to size. However, with some smart planning and planting, it's much less likely that you'll have to cut down your tree at some point down the road.

Factors to Consider before Tree Planting/Transplanting

When planting a tree in your yard, one of the most important considerations is the tree's size at full maturity. You'll want to measure the tree's maximum size against nearby buildings and power lines and make sure it won't reach them. Also, you may not want a tree to grow near your roof because it could end up dropping a lot of leaves/twigs/needles onto your roof and into your gutters, causing a maintenance headache.

Sun exposure and soil type should also be considered. Many trees prefer full sun, while others can still thrive in some shade. And you can conduct a pH test that'll tell you if your soil is more acidic or alkaline. Then you can consider these results when deciding which type of tree will grow best in your yard.

For the best chance of success when transplanting a tree, it's best to transplant when the weather is cool and cloudy. Hot weather can stress out the tree and make it less likely to survive the process. It's also a good idea to thoroughly water the tree before planting it in its new location. If you're digging up a tree to move it to a new spot, you'll want to keep as much of the root ball intact as you reasonably can. Also the root ball should be kept moist while out of the ground.

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BP Tree Services Blog
Posted: December 2021

Written and Published By MORBiZ