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Best Time to Move Volunteer Trees, Halloween or Thanksgiving?

Posted by edlincoln 6A (My Page) on
Mon, Oct 28, 13 at 11:48

I just noticed a bunch of baby Rose of Sharon inexplicably growing in shade behind a hedge. They appear to be runners from a Rose of Sharon we planted. There is also an unidentified volunteer deciduous tree that may or may not be a Rose of Sharon. They still have leaves. There is also a volunteer Eastern Red Cedar. This is at my Mom's house.

1.) When would be the best time to move them? Thursday or Thanksgiving? Those are the two times I would have time to get down there and move them.
2.) When I dig them up it will leave a hole near the foundation. What do I fill the hole with to avoid creating basement leak problems? I have potting soil, gravel and sand.

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RE: Best Time to Move Volunteer Trees, Halloween or Thanksgiving?

My gut feeling is Easter. The red cedar probably doesn't care, so long as they are fairly small. Rose of Sharons are capable of freaking out given a hard winter, and may not like the idea of being moved in fall.

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