A Basic Overview Of The Tree Transplantation Process

If you are moving to a new home, and want to take your favorite trees with you, you need to hire a tree removal service company. A tree removal service company not only specializes in cutting down rotting and infected trees, they also specialize in removing and transplanting fully grown trees as well. So if you have a tree that you just can't part with, and really want to move with you to your new house, a tree removal service can help you with this. Here is a basic overview of how the tree transplantation process works.

Preparing The Soil

The first thing that the tree removal service company will do is prepare the soil before they start to dig out the tree. They may even ask for your assistance with this step, as it can take a few days.

Generally, to prepare the soil, they will soak the soil in at least three feet from the trunk of your tree in all directions. They will apply a liberal amount of water to this area for at least three days. Depending on the size of the tree that you want to transplant, this area may even be larger than three feet.

This soil soaking technique is used to make the root ball of your tree damp. This will make it easier for the tree removal service company to pull out all the roots that your tree needs to survive.

Removing The Tree

One the soil is wet and saturated; the tree service company you hire will start the tree removal process. They will dig around the wet soil in an attempt to loosen all the vital roots that are supporting your tree. If they damage too many of the vital roots on your tree, your tree will not survive the transplant. They may have to use digging equipment in order to dig deep enough to removal all the essential roots along with the tree.

As they dig around the tree, they will also work to keep the tree stable. The last thing you want is for the tree to come crashing down and for the branches to break. They will have at least one person digging around the tree and at least to two individuals who are stabilizing the tree.

Once the tree has been dug out, they will wrap the roots up in burlap. This will protect the roots and keep them healthy for the transplant.

Transplanting The Tree

Once the tree's roots are wrapped in burlap, they will put the tree in the back of a truck or large flatbed, depending on the size of the tree. Then they will transplant your tree to your new home. Once they get the tree there, they will need to dig a hole at least as large as the one that they did at your previous property.

In order to ensure that the tree thrives, they will mix in a planting soil with the soil at your new home. They will also cover your tree's roots in mulch after they have planted the tree in order to protect the roots and provide them with the most ideal conditions for surviving the transplantation process.

Transplanting a fully-grown tree from one property to another can take a lot of work and effort. If you want to move a tree from your old property to your new property, make sure you hire a professional tree removal service.

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I spent my youth in the city, but when I got married, I moved out into the country with my new husband. We bought a house on a beautiful, wooded piece of land. It is the sanctuary that I had been missing all of my life. Unfortunately, having not grown up around trees, I was unaware of the fact that several of the trees were being killed by a nasty little beetle. Since those trees were removed, I have taken the time to learn how to identify tree illnesses and infestations before they become so serious that the trees need to be removed. Find out how to identify these issues here on my blog.