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Why Tree Transplanting is Trickier than you Think

Posted on: December 10,2017

There are some gardening tasks that call for a professional tree arborist. Tree transplanting is one of those procedures that we don’t recommend tackling alone. Even if you live in a more urban area, you might recognise the need to replant trees from time-to-time, especially given the increased market value that trees can add to your property.

If you have anything that needs to be replanted – from a small shrub all the way to an elm tree – hire a trained arborist to ensure the job is done properly. It might seem like an easy task on the surface, but below the soil, problems can arise that may kill or damage your replanted tree.

Thinking about the Future

Often, trees are replanted, only to require relocation and replanting again a few years down the line. Professionals understand how much space a tree needs, and how much space it will need in the future once its roots continue to spread. Trees need ample space below ground, and shouldn’t face any barriers above ground. Making mistakes here can be a waste of time, money and can put the tree’s health at risk.

Helping the Tree Adapt

Trees can suffer from “transplant shock” when they’re moved from one place to another. Sometimes, a tree will struggle to adapt to its new location, soil and other aspects. A trusted tree arborist like Daryl’s Tree Care will carry out an in-depth soil and site examination before tree transplanting. This is done to determine the suitability of a new location for the tree.

Using the Right Equipment

You may be able to cope with the transplanting of small trees or shrubs, but never attempt the replanting of larger trees without the proper equipment or supplies. If you try to force a tree out of the ground it can cause irreparable damage to the tree. Choose a professional that can do the job with suitable equipment, so you don’t waste time or energy.

There are a number of other factors to bear in mind when transplanting trees. For example, have you dug the hole for the new tree before removal? If not, the roots have to go without a home for longer and your transplant is less likely to be successful. Avoid the pitfalls involved with tree transplants by calling Daryl’s Tree Care or filling out our online form for a quick, free quote.