transplanting mature Areca / Butterfly palm
We`ve been offered an Areca palm by a neighbor to fill a spot next to our pool to give some privacy and shade, the problem is the palm is about 16 feet tall.
Does anyone know how difficult it would be to move a plant of this size and whether it would be damaging to it. i`m guessing the root ball is going to weigh a ton , and it will also need to be lifted over a 3ft wall as they have no side access to their garden.
The only other option is to buy one and have the supply install, it will just cost about $600 for something of a similar size.
I just dont want to start digging up my neighbors garden to discover it will be impossible to move without a heavy duty crane.
Its similar to this in size http://www.biolib.cz/IMG/GAL/54327.jpg