Transplant a tree

Moving Trees are industry specialists and niche service providers of Tree Transportation & Tree Care Projects. We are experienced in transporting and planting containerised trees, planting a historical lane of trees that have been harvested and implementing best practices for transplanting trees to various locations with different environmental components. The process of transplanting a tree would follow a bespoke set of practices that would ultimately ensure the tree is able to grow and flourish in its new environment. Some reasons for tree placement could include reasons such as poor soil production, inadequate light or water conditions as well as construction related requirements. One of the most important aspects of transplanting a tree is to keep the roots pruned several months before the transplant to help the tree thrive in the new environment. This is to ensure that the water absorption is taking place and effective nutrient distribution at the tree’s base is taking place. Some other aspects to consider is the timing of when you should transplant the tree. It is advisable not to move evergreens during a growth flush as this disrupts the growth of the tree. The volume of the root ball depends on the diameter of the trunk, the height of the shrub as well as the spread of the branches. Prepare the planting hole before digging up the tree, which should be about three times as wide and the same depth of the root ball. Ensure that the subsoil and topsoil remain separate. Rinse off any excess soil. Set the tree in the hole so that the soil line on the tree is even with the surrounding soil. Fill the hole and replace with subsoil to the appropriate depth. Add water to fill the hole to remove air pockets. For the first few weeks of the tree transplant, water the soil enough to keep it moist but not saturated and ensure that the mulch does not come in contact with the trunk of the tree. Contact Moving Trees for more information.