Question on transplanting Maple Tree (Burgundy Lace)

gardenbug(8b)September 22, 2010

I am in Zone 8, Fraser Valley, British Columbia.

My Burgundy Lace Maple is 2 years old and growing very nicely. It is situated on the north side of my home and is in the center of the lawn. I want to move it to the north west corner of my house. Will it be okay in that location? If so, when is the best time of year to move it? Thanks

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toronado3800 Zone 6 StLouis(6)

In st louis that is the typical spot maples are planted.

Zone8...... Fairly mild winters....

I would move it in a couple weeks when the leaves look 'like fall'. Pre dig the hole next to your home it is going to. Have a wheelbarrow or something handy so you dont need to carry around whatever size crumbling rootball you end up getting out.

    Bookmark   September 24, 2010 at 9:55AM
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gardener365(5b Illinois USA)

Will grow just great there. Lots of afternoon sun and probably a lot of Full Sun.

If the tree is small I simply put the roots/rooball in a bucket. If it's large, a tarp to drag it to it's new spot. Tarps work excellent for piling leaves onto to be moved to burn piles and they're essential for landscapers clearing debris and transporting large quantites... with ease.


    Bookmark   September 26, 2010 at 9:31AM
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bboy(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

More important to get lots of roots than an intact soil ball. In fact, if the soil in the ball is much different from the soil in the new planting site it's important to NOT re-plant with the roots encased in that soil.

    Bookmark   October 1, 2010 at 11:09PM
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