If there are existing trees within a work site's premises, relocating them might be an effective method for clearing the development site while preserving the trees. Depending on municipality ordinances or other requirements, transplanting the tree to another location may be the best option for the situation.
When you need to relocate a tree for a project, several factors are crucial to consider to most effectively handle the requirements and ensure the tree's conservation. You need to choose the right season, assess the tree's health and follow a strategic process to prepare for relocation.
Relocating trees at the right time in the season is essential to safely and efficiently complete the task. You need to move them after they're in peak growth but with enough time for them to establish their roots in new soil before winter. While you can move a mature tree, moving a younger tree is generally easier. The earlier in the tree's life you can move it, the more convenient the process will be.
For most deciduous trees, early spring or late fall is the best time to relocate a tree, as their dormant state will protect them during the transplanting process and allow them to grow new roots quickly. It's best to move evergreens during the late summer when they're not at peak growth. If you move the tree after its leaves have fallen or before new leaves have budded, the tree will be better able to grow in a new environment.
As you begin the relocation process, follow these steps:
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