What is the largest tree that can be transplanted?

Typically, a homeowner can safely move a tree that has a diameter of 2 inches or less within their own yard. Usually, a large tree loses a significant part of its roots in a transplant. This makes it difficult for the tree to recover once it is replanted in a new location. The key to successfully transplanting a large tree is to help the tree grow roots that can travel with it to its new location.

Smaller trees can be moved with a tree shovel, a device that can dig the new hole, as well as excavate and transport the tree. Larger trees may require digging, wrapping, or wrapping the root ball and then transporting it by truck. Some trees can be moved with cranes. Carefully remove the shaft from its existing position.

It is essential that you preserve as much of the root system as possible. Ideally, a good guide is 25 to 30 centimeters for every 2 centimeters of trunk diameter. Trees that grow outside our nursery with a caliber of up to 400 mm and 15 meters, can be transplanted with our largest tree shovel. Our experienced team can lift trees and palm trees that exceed these specifications with specially designed tree lift racks and mobile equipment.

Preserving a tree is often desirable for homeowners who value it so much that they do not want to see it damaged or felled. The cost of moving a tree depends on several factors, including the size, the distance it must travel, and the topography of the site. While the process may seem relatively easy, it's important to know each of the fundamental steps to minimize stress and ensure that the tree stays healthy and thrives in its new home. Transplanting mature trees 10 years or more grown outside the ETT nursery, which require relocation, needs root preparation for a period of time.

The cost of moving or transplanting large trees is hard to guess without first considering some key factors. The trees are shipped from the nursery on semi-trailers equipped with cranes to assist with loading and unloading. The hydraulic blades of the tree spade encircle the tree, cutting the roots as they dig into the ground. Digging properly sized planers during the dormant season and watering properly before and after transplanting is extremely important to reduce tree impact, decay and death.

The timing of this usually equates to fall or winter, but different trees have some preferences and local climatic factors, such as annual rainfall patterns, snow cover, and frozen ground, should also be taken into account. If you have a large tree that you are interested in moving, it is always best to get a free quote to determine the approximate cost. A transplanted tree can take several years to fully recover, so be patient, take care of it, and hopefully it will provide you with years of enjoyment. This is why when mature trees grow to a point where they get in the way of developing or building the landscape on your property, you can do anything to maintain them.

It would also be necessary to evaluate the new location, ensuring that it is suitable for the specific tree being moved. Root pruning encourages new roots to appear near the tree, within the area of the root ball that will travel with the tree.

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