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Old 03-26-2015, 02:44 PM   #1
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Best way to uproot a tree without killing it?


I have two trees in the back yard that are near the edge of my koi pond. I'd like to uproot and relocate them a to about 5 yards away. They'rr not that big, maybe 8ft tall ith small branches and bodies. Last time I uproot a similar size tree it died

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Ayuh,.... It's done with a Tree Spade,....

Hirin' it done, or rentin' might be an option,.....
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WOW. That is a machine.

8 ft is pretty big. For small stuff you basically want ot get as much of the root as possible, and bring as much of the soil around the root into the new hole as possible. The bigger the tree the harder both of those things are, unless you have that doomsday machine that Bondo recommended
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I have two trees in the back yard that are near the edge of my koi pond. I'd like to uproot and relocate them a to about 5 yards away. They'rr not that big, maybe 8ft tall ith small branches and bodies. Last time I uproot a similar size tree it died

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Look at what is above ground....that is about how much is below ground.

At 8', I would suspect you need to dig up a root ball that is at least 3' in dia and about 3' deep.

I'm the ultimate DIY guy....but this might be beyond the average DIY scope due to required equipment.

Your other issue....this should have been done before now. If the trees are starting to bud, you risk killing them.
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Sorry I meant to say 5 ft... Hundred of small roots underground too. Should I water as soon as it's transplanted?
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Look at what is above ground....that is about how much is below ground.


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I'm sorry but that is not true at all.

To the OP, it's a gamble. For the perimeter of the hole go outside of the drip line(canopy) of the tree. That 3' depth mentioned would probably be good for that height of a tree. What is the species?
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Best way to uproot a tree without killing it?-image.jpg


Not sure what's it called but here's a picture. My woman said to chuck it but a lover of any living thing Id rather save it. I think I'm going to water it asap.
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I thought you really meant a tree, not a bush..
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I thought you really meant a tree, not a bush..
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....?????
That's not a tree is it, looks more like a bush.?
Really, did you see what Bondo posted.?
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Bush is a family, a few of them were even president XD
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....?????
That's not a tree is it, looks more like a bush.?
Really, did you see what Bondo posted.?
Bush as in down below lol. Sorry I got a dry sense of humor

Yes I click on Bondo's link. I think they used that somewhere in SE Asia recently to remove and transplant tons of trees on an existing road to widen it.

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I'm sorry but that is not true at all.

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And that is not true either.

I guess I should have been a bit more clear. No, the roots will not look like the top of the tree, but there will essentially be as much mass below as there is above....just spread out a lot more. Depending on soil type, the roots may or may not be deep. In most cases the roots tend to spread out from the tree staying close to the surface where they get more oxygen and water. But some are still deep (if the soil permits it)

Here is a good link on it.

http://www.deeproot.com/blog/blog-en...ts-really-grow
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And that is not true either.

I guess I should have been a bit more clear. No, the roots will not look like the top of the tree, but there will essentially be as much mass below as there is above....just spread out a lot more. Depending on soil type, the roots may or may not be deep. In most cases the roots tend to spread out from the tree staying close to the surface where they get more oxygen and water. But some are still deep (if the soil permits it)

Here is a good link on it.

http://www.deeproot.com/blog/blog-en...ts-really-grow

Right, the roots stay more towards the top of the soil where most of the uptake is taking place. Your post made it seem like you meant depth not mass, that's where I was confused. But, there is still less mass underground than what is above ground. I am to trying to argue with you, just trying to be clear. Btw, I am an ISA Certified Arborist who like you references the internet lol
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