Moving garden trees and shrubs

Moving small plantOne of the major problems you will face when you are moving home in Northampton is the problem of proper relocation of your trees and shrubs, and when we say tree here, we mean the flowers and other trees used in beautifying your homes and gardens. Many people have resorted to the practice of selling off their trees and shrubs whenever they want to embark on a long move, especially if they plan to undertake a worldwide removals Kettering. But, is this the best practice, definitely not. Is it possible to move garden trees without the trees being damaged in the process of moving them by a man van Corby? The answer to this is a resounding yes. However, we are not going to dismiss the fact that moving an established tree could prove to be a very intimidating task, one that many movers will always shy away from. But not the Wellingborough movers. The fact remains that when you apply the necessary methods, you will get your trees moved to the new location without any qualms. Just think about how trees can help to transform your landscape, and how pertinent design problems can be fixed through this practice.

When to move trees

Moving garden plantsIt is quite an unusual practice to decide on your moving in Rushden as based on the period which is best for trees moving. However, if they have a sentimental value or are very important to you, why not to try and take into consideration months most appropriate for trees to be moved. Now, the deciduous trees should be moved at two particular periods of the year. The first time to move them is during the early spring period before the leafs of those trees start coming out or during the early periods of fall when the leafs have started coloring. The things you should not try is the practice of moving these evergreens during their growth flush or during the fall season when the trees will not have the time to get established in the new place before the arrival of winter. The best time for these evergreens is during the late summer periods, as they anticipate the fall season. Again, when you are planning to move trees and shrubs, you have to realize the fact that they have extended roots that move beyond the volume of their soil. So, for you not to harm them, you have to prune these roots to some manageable size. This pruning should be done on time so that the roots will have the time to heal before the period of transplanting. For instance, if you are planning on transplanting in the spring season, fall will be the best time to prune, especially after the leaves have dropped. But if you are looking at a fall transplant, then you should do the pruning in the spring time, before the swelling of the leaf and flower buds.

Transplanting the tree and shrubs

Lady moves small treeNow, you will need a root ball for every tree transplant. But the volume of the root ball you will need will be determined by the diameter of the trunk of deciduous trees, the height of the deciduous shrubs and other shrubs and the level of spread of the branches of the evergreens. If your deciduous tree for instance has a 1-inch trunk diameter, then you should use a root ball of about 18 inches wide and 14 inches deep.  Deciduous shrubs of about 18 inches in height should get a root ball of 10 inches wide and 14 inches deep. In terms of evergreens, when you have one with a one foot branch spread, then you should need a 12 inches wide and 9 inches deep root ball. If you have trees with diameters that are more than 2 inches, you will be looking at a weight of more than 100 pounds. So you should leave trees of this size for professional Daventry movers or you go for special training on how to move them.
Now, when you want to prune the roots, you have to be very careful. Do this by digging a trench around the tree at the proper distance, upon your discretion, to avoid cutting the roots when you dig very close to the trunk. When you dig, cut through the roots as you see them. Refill the trenches after cutting and press firmly to insure that air sockets are closed up.
When it is time for the transplanting, you have to prepare the hole before digging up the tree or shrub. Make it about three times bigger than the depth of the root ball, while dropping the top and sub spoils separately. You should tie all the branches with burlap while you remove the tree. While removing, you should mark the north side of the tree, so that you can place this in the right direction when planting. Now, many people will advise you to remove the soils from the root, so that it will be easier for you to handle. But this is applicable only for trees with a trunk that is more than 1 inch and those that are dormant.
When you get to the hole, set the tree insure, such that the solid line is in line with the soil on the hole. Don’t plant it too deep to avoid rot. Fill the hole after placing the tree and replace the subsoil in an even way with the surrounding soil. Fill the hole with topsoil. After filling, firm it with your foot to prevent any air sockets. You can also add water at different intervals to make the filling firm. Water the trees and shrubs for the first two weeks and avoid mulch from coming in contact with the tree.