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TRANSPLANTING TREES
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RPV    Posted 07-03-2001 at 10:03:55       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I am building a house on my land in rural Wisconsin. There are a few trees in the way that need to be moved. I believe one of the trees is a flowering crab. The diameter of the trunk is about 4" to 5". It is a very nicely shaped tree, and I would much rather move it than cut it down, but I don't know much about transplanting trees. Is it possible to dig up a tree of this size and re-plant it, and if so what kind of job should I expect? I would also appreciate any helpful hints or techniques that may have worked for you in the past. Thanks for reading!


Duey (IA)    Posted 07-03-2001 at 13:48:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
RPV, We have a local nursery that has a big hydraulic tree spade on a tandem axel rig that charges $125 an hour and can move up to 10" diameter trees. The big rigs like that are around if you look. Duey


Danny in CO    Posted 07-03-2001 at 12:43:56       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have had about 18 pine trees moved onto my property. Some of them were up to 10" in diameter at the base of the trunk and 35-40 foot tall. Call around to some of the nurseries or tree farms in your area. I had my trees moved from 3-5 miles away for about $125 each. Be sure to stake the trees after they are moved. I used barbless fence wire through old water hoses around the tree. You will need to leave them tied for about 2 years for the root to re-establish.

Danny


Neal    Posted 08-18-2002 at 19:12:21       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I am looking for a company to transplant about 20 Loblolly pines in Fort Smith, Arkansas on my property. Any assistance you can give me would be appreciated.


Jim    Posted 07-03-2001 at 12:41:18       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Had a 15 foot pine moved from the neighbors yard to mine 2 years ago - he was going to cut it down - deal I made I pay for moving it and I can have it - save him from digging up the stump - bad thing was he already had cut another one down. Called a local nursery, they came out with the truck and point, dug the hole, went over got the tree, spun the tree to the best side out to the street, and put it in the ground, all in less than one hour - cost 300 bucks in burbs of Chicago to do it. Jim


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