Tree Removal or Transplant?
Transplant your tree
Don’t let your garden go dormant in the fall. Ideally it’s the time to transplant your trees. Timing is among the essential considerations whenever you are preparing a tree transplant. It’s easier to transplant trees and shrubs once they are dormant. This is the period after the leaves turn in the fall and before the spring growth begins. Nevertheless, don’t be concerned if you missed the perfect time since it is possible to transplant trees throughout the growing season with extra steps and treatments.
Everybody is aware of the many advantages of trees, and there’s established value in retaining big trees in the landscape through transplanting. If you already own a valuable asset, by all means keep it. The value on your house increases having a mature landscape, particularly with trees. Typically, the price of replacing a tree instead of transplanting that particular tree, is anywhere from two to ten times the transplant price.
If you have any questions or concerns about your trees, plants or tree removal in Louisville, KY. Reach out to our certified arborists at Bob Ray Company Inc.
The success of transplants depends upon the tree species, the well being of the tree before you transplant your tree, the characteristics of the new planting site, the quantity of post transplant care and obviously the technique of transplanting itself. The size of tree that can be relocated is restricted only by your ability and financial resources.
With fifty years of expertise Bob Ray Co., Inc. has created careful transplanting techniques that result in a 98% survivability rate of small to large size trees. Transplanting trees is much more skill and art instead of brute force. Experienced crews use specialized tools and careful techniques to make sure that every tree is dug correctly. Root balls frequently seem shallow but this is since the majority of a tree’s root system accountable for supplying water and nutrients lies inside the first couple of feet of soil.
Transplant aftercare is essential when determining the success of a transplant. A transplanted tree has lost substantial root mass and can need extra watering and fertilizer throughout the first and second growing seasons. Adding a two to four inch layer of organic mulch is also advantageous. Mulch reduces water loss, increases water consumption, lessens temperature changes and adds nutrition to the soil. Just make sure to pull the mulch layer away a minimum of six inches from the base of the trunk. When mulch is pilled against the trunk rot can happen.