Is transplanting an option?

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Old 02-23-06, 06:19 PM
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Is transplanting an option?

There is a 3-year-old apricot tree in our yard that we would like to move. Is it possible to prune it, dig it out, and transplant it? Any suggestions would be appreciated!
 
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sure. the safe way , if you have the time, is to root prune with a shovel around the base in a circle the size of the proposed root ball. make it as wide as you can. look at some trees the same hight at a nursery to estimate the size. after the tree has adjusted to the root pruning,(around here we prune during dormancy and dig the next fall) you can dig it up retaining apx 24" of depth. plant in the same orientation as it grew. don't ammend or fertilize the soil for at least one year and be sure to water weekly for the next year. pruning for shape or maintenance will lessen the stress of transplanting. also remove fruit to help it adjust.
 
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Thanks for the info!!
 
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